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Reincarnated Traditional Music

On 27th August 2019 Żetadâm Trio set-out on their 'Wild Atlantic Way of West Cork' (on bicyles) tour, cycling from Cobh to Lehanmore on the Beara peninsular. A tour that received some funding assistance from Cork County Council. The journey, a distance of over 300km with 12 gigs to cover in 14 days, started in Cobh on 27th August then moved on westward relentlessly with gigs in: Crosshaven, Kinsale, Clonakilty, Glandore, Sherkin Island, Ballydehob, Bantry, Maugha (Kealkill), Glengarriff and Lehanmore at the tip of the Beara peninsula finishing in Adrigole on Sunday September 8th. We made videos of each day's journey and the concert later that evening, uploading them by the following morning. All these videos can be viewed in date order starting from Cobh in the video playlist just below

The origin of Żetadâm Trio: In early 2012 Dylan Gully, Pauline Willerval and Joseph Detailleur decided to set up Żetadâm Trio. They met for a creation residency in Brittany in August 2012 followed by another residency in Istanbul in January 2013 and then a series of concerts. Since then they have toured every year, in France, Ireland, Germany, Belgium & Poland. In 2016 Marcovitch joined the band on accordion following the departure of Joseph Detailleur (who featured in their 2015 Ireland tour). In 2017 they completed a one month tour on bicycles, covering 869kms with 26 gigs around Brittany to feed their music and souls with another experience of time and movement. They played in chapels, houses, churches, theatres, libraries, gardens, artist workshops, cafés, festivals, by rivers, in stone circles...

Żetadâm Trio was born to tell sensitive stories in a personal musical language. This performance opens one of many doors to human emotions through the complicity of three talented musicians. Six hands, six ears, three open hearts, melodies from their souls, an obvious crossbreeding. Their appetite for senses has led their way in dusty nomad processions through Anatolian fields, Bulgarian villages & Festivals in Brazil. 

The Musicians

Joseph Detailleur started to play guitar at 8. Self taught, he then decides to play accordion, which became his main instrument at the age of 22. He has a passion for traditional music and music related to dances. Dances from Romania, Bulgaria - Balkan countries in general - France & Brazil and especially Forro. He learns and plays these musical styles on many trips and within bands like : Txütxükan, Ralush Balush, Zetadam Trio, Pas d'Nom Pas d'Maison, La piste à Dansoir.

Pauline Willerval plays gadulka, a Bulgarian instrument with à sympathetic strings. After classical and jazz courses in Lille conservatory, she stayed in Bulgaria and started learning the gadulka in Plovdiv, with Nikolay Paskalev. Now based in Istanbul, she develops her skills playing other traditional repertoires (Turkey, Black Sea, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Brazil ..) as well as modern Western repertoires (Berio, Bartok) and improvisation . She works in a quartet with An Quartett (Gurvan Le Gac flute, percussions Gaetan Samson, Florian Baron oud), in trio with Zetadâm (Dylan Gully clarinet, accordion Joseph detailler), in duet with Ufuk Simsek (kaval), Ruben Tenenbaum (Violin), Eleonore Fourniau (hurdy-gurdy).

Dylan Gully was born in Britanny. Awarded the Gold medal in clarinet in Lille Conservatory in 2005, he feeds his music with trips and collaborations. He participated for 10 years in many crosscultural projects, merging Irish, Balkan, jazz & Mediterranean music. He has toured with bands like Tarab Med (Music mediterranean basin) Txütxükan, Lazik (Fusion Ireland - Balkans), Trasna and Convergence Ensemble (World Music). His work focuses on the fusion of cultures and the emotional interaction through music including the practice of composition and improvisation within stories, short films, concerts, even comedy improvisation. He has developed a unique way of playing, rich in influences.