Bran Barr

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Bran Barr
Logo of the band
Logo of the band
General information
Genre (s) Pagan metal , folk metal
founding 1995
Founding members
Aed Morban
Current occupation
Yoltar (since 1995)
Nesh Keltron (since 2000)
Llyr (since 2005)
Hades (since 2001)
Kraban (since 2003)
Ahes (since 2008)
Aed Morban
former members
Brennus (1996-2000)
Fir Doirtche (1996-2005)
Electric bass
Taliesin (1998-2001)
Flute, bombard
Amorgen (1998-2005)
Vincent (2000)
Erwan (2000)

Bran Barr is a Celtic / Pagan Metal band from France . The band itself describes their music as "Celtic War Metal".


The band was founded in 1995 by Aed Morban. The first line-up was in 1996 with Yolta as singer and keyboard player, and Fir Doirtche and Brennus as guitarists and background singers. When Taliesin joined the band in 1998 as a bassist and Amorgen as a flautist, the keyboard was not used.

Bran Barr Live at the Cerrunos Fest on December 18, 2007 in Paris

The debut album Les Chroniques de Naerg was recorded and produced independently and was finally released in April 2000. Irish bagpipes, bombards and bodhrans were also used on the album . The texts dealt with a fictional, pre-Christian, Celtic world. Due to the album's success, it was re-released in February 2001.

After a few concerts, Bran Barr was inactive due to various side projects by the musicians and some complications. That changed again when Kraban got on board in 2003.

In July 2008 the band signed a contract for four albums with the German label Det Germanske Folket , which was soon canceled.

In November 2009 Bran Barr switched to the German label Trollzorn and released the second album, Sidh , in February 2010 , which was recorded in 2005.


Bran Barr combines Breton / Norman / Celtic folk music with black , death and thrash metal elements. The song genre is typical screaming , wherein occasionally clean voice occurs. The lyrics deal with various Celtic topics.


  • 2000: Les chroniques de Naerg (republished 2001)
  • 2010: Sidh

Web links

Commons : Bran Barr  - collection of images, videos and audio files

supporting documents

  1. press .