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Tri Martolod ("Three sailors" in Breton) or Tri Martolod Yaouank ("Three young sailors"), is a traditional Breton song which dates to the 18th century in Lower Brittany. It was made famous by the interpretation, the arrangement and the recordings made by the Breton harpist Alan Stivell, in the 1970s.

The lyrics tell the story of three young sailors who embark for Newfoundland and the history quickly settles into a romantic dialogue. The music is a round in three steps typical of the South Cornouaille and common in the Breton coastal areas.

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PerformersEdit

 
Nolwenn Leroy and Alan Stivell duo in 2012.
  • Annwn Tri Martolod in album Enaid (2016)
  • Zaïg Monjarret (An tri-ugent martolod)
  • Alan Stivell (live À l'Olympia in 1972, single, Again in 1993)
  • Tri Yann (Tri Yann an Naoned, 1972)
  • Deep Forest (Dao Dezi, 1994)
  • Yann-Fañch Kemener (with Didier Squiban, 1995)
  • Micamac (Breton folk band, album Froggy Dew, 1999)
  • Shannon (Polish band, 2000)
  • Gérard Jaffrès (Belgian singer, album Viens dans ma maison, 2003)
  • Claire Pelletier (Quebec singer, En concert au St-Denis, 2003)
  • Nolwenn Leroy (album Bretonne, 2010)
  • Les Marins d'Iroise (2011)
  • Santiano (German band, 2011)
  • Dunkelschön (German band, album Zauberwort, 2011)
  • Alexandrov Ensemble (2012)
  • Faitissa (album Terra aviatica, 2014)
  • Restless feet, Almost Irish (2013)
  • Metal Cambra, 10th Anniversari Album, 2019 (Band from The Catalan Countries)

Other songsEdit

Other songs on the same musical air :

  • Danish band Lars Lilholt Band "Et folk, Et menneske" ("One People, One man") Danish lyrics by Lars Lilholt (2012)
  • French band Manau, La Tribu de Dana ("Tuatha Dé Danann", about a Celtic warrior tribe, 1998)
  • Polish band Ryczące Shannon (album Ryczące Shannon Project, 2005)
  • Russian band Nachalo Veka (НАЧАЛО ВЕКА) feat. harpist Hellawes (Хелависа), "I Waited You" ("Тебя Ждала") (single "Tebya Jdala" 2008, album "Formy Vremeny" 2010)
  • Hungarian band Arany Zoltán (2009)
  • Irish singer Méav Ní Mhaolchatha sings this song in English as titled "Once You Were My Lover". (album The Calling, 2013)
  • Olli & the Bollywood Orchestra, Teen Aazaad Naavik (album Olli goes to Bollywood, 2013)
  • Swiss band Eluveitie, Inis Mona (album Slania, about the Gallish Wars and related to De Bello Gallico by Julius Caesar, 2008) Additionally, Celtos (album Origins, focusing on Gaulish folklore, 2014) and Ogmios (album Evocation II: Pantheon, 2017)
  • Brazilian band Terra Celta, "O Quadrado" (album Folkatrua, 2010)
  • Montenegrin song Ovo je naša zemlja, Sergej Ćetković & Danijel Popović (2009)

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