Bagad de Lann-Bihoué Biography (Wikipedia)
The Bagad de Lann-Bihoué is a Bagad, Breton pipe bands (Music of Brittany). It's the bagad of the French Navy and the only remaining French and professional military band. It represents the French Navy and France in multiple national and international events. It has performed regularly in front of Heads of State. It is a source of cultural influence in Brittany as in the rest of France.
It was created in 1952 on the naval air base Lann-Bihoué near Lorient (Morbihan). Having almost been disbanded twice in 1969 and in 2000, it secured its existence in 2001 by becoming a professional band. It has recorded about fifteen albums during its 60 years of existence and has participated in several songs or albums from other artists.
30 sonneurs sign a one-year contract renewable three times. They write and arrange the bagad directory themselves, reflecting their personality and their knowledge of their terroir or of a particular music style.