05 / 21 / 2013
Café de la Danse
The Café de la Danse concert on june 24 in Paris is SOLD OUT !!!
Can't wait to share the new songs with you...
All the other dates of the summer tour are available on the official website
04 / 24 / 2013
A first song from the album now available on Itunes
The first song from the album "SongBook vol 4 Roses" now available on Itunes
This is a very celtic version of The Riddle, by the English songwriter Nik Kershaw.
I've always been fond of this song and its rather esoteric lyrics and catchy melody...
04 / 15 / 2013
next concert : Angers (FR-49) may 4 2013
- 4PM - Collégiale Saint-Martin
23 Rue Saint-Martin - Angers
organisation Torii Time
03 / 05 / 2013
You & Me - Sony Music Japan
The album "You & me" was just released on February 20th by Sony Music Japan.
It's a collection of covers of the Japanese singer Yumi Arai (one of the greats of Japanese music, who just celebrated her 40-year career)
I was given the honor of singing two songs for that record, in a very 70s spirit.
I even played the Parisian in front of the Eiffel Tower for the album's release video !
Sony Music Japan
02 / 22 / 2013
Release of the new album "SongBook vol" - Concert Café de la Danse (Paris)
We will be performing in Paris @ "Le Cafe de la Danse" for the release of my new album SongBook vol4 on June 24 2013
We would be very happy to share this special moment with you !
Booking is now open (please book in advance to make sure your seat is reserved in this beautiful parisian venue !)
01 / 24 / 2013
New Musicvideo Making of...
We are now working on the songs from my new Cd - to be released next june (june 24 2013)
Almost all the songs have been composed now and I can't wait to share them with you !
There will be a cover in this new album : A very celtic version of the song "The Riddle", a song that I really like by the english composer Nik Kershaw ...more info coming soon !
We're also working on three Music Videos.
I just put some snapshots from the first shooting in my journal.
Please have a look and see how brave we are in the middle of a snowstorm !
12 / 17 / 2012
Arrietty in breton langage !
In january 2013 will the movie "The borrower Arrietty" be released in breton, thanks to the amazing work of "Dizale", a breton organisation specialised in dubbing.
Many children in Brittany will see this movie in breton !
It's a first for a Studio Ghibli film.
I'm very happy and proud to announce that I will sing the main song "Arrietty's song" in breton.
11 / 30 / 2012
NEW !!! Music Sheets Collection : SongBook
In case you are a musician yourself, and play the harp, the piano, the guitar... we have just released a new score book for 10 songs from the albums, such as Sans Faire un Bruit, Elisabetha, Le Vent M'emporte, and many others, arranged for harp only or harp and voice, with all the chords and lyrics.
It is available on the online shop.
I hope you'll enjoy playing the tunes !
11 / 29 / 2012
From Lisbon to Reykjavik, from the south to the north, from the "very warm" to the "very cold", from fado to fjords the magazine Côté Ouest invites you to sail up the Atlantic.The cruise includes unmissable ports of call in Ireland to experience the wild melodies of Connemara, visit misty gardens, and evoke mythical sailors, Celtic legends and Gaelic ballads.
Celtic Cruise 2013
11 / 27 / 2012
New in my Diary
09 / 13 / 2012
We are glad to appear on the Celtic Music Compilation "Femmes de Bretagne" with an original song (Keltia Musique)
08 / 03 / 2012
Brocéliande, La Porte des Secrets
Inauguration of "la porte des secrets" and private concert on september 15 2012 in Paimpont Abbey(Brocéliande)
I'm very glad to be involved in this beautiful project
more info coming soon
07 / 05 / 2012
CD/DVD signing - Japan Expo 2012
July 05 2012
CD & DVD signing - Studio Ghibli booth (BH02) - Japan Expo 2012
from 3 to 5 PM
06 / 21 / 2012
New award for Arrietty OST!!!
the OST album of ARRIETTY has won the "Best Sales Film and TV soundtrack, Instrumental or Multi-Artist" prize in 2011.
It is the 3rd time for Studio Ghibli OST Album to win this award.
03 / 16 / 2012
Arrietty's song - Best song 2011
"Arrietty's song" was awarded today best song 2011 at the 19th Anime & Manga award ceremony organised by Animeland (French magazine about manga)
02 / 17 / 2012
SongBook vol3 available on Itunes US
My New album "SongBook vol3" is now available on Itunes :
02 / 17 / 2012
Arrietty release in the United States
01 / 29 / 2012
12 / 13 / 2011
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012
Joyeux Noël et meilleurs voeux ! Nedeleg laouen ha bloavezh mat ! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ! Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr ! Nollaig Shona Dhuit ! Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo ! Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto ! Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar ! ¡ Feliz navidad y próspero año nuevo ! E gleckika Wïnachta - E glecklichs Nej Johr !
We gave our last concert of the year on december 10...
We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.
Happiness and inspiration for all of you for year 2012 !
See you real soon !
12 / 05 / 2011
For Christmas, "Keltia Musique" makes a new relase of the 3-CD box containing my first 3 albums.
Limted Edition - 1000 copies
Available on my online shop
09 / 28 / 2011
french DVD of Arrietty and Image album
French release of Arrietty "Image-album" and of Arrietty DVD on september 28 2011
08 / 26 / 2011
New on my journal :
pictures and memories from our summer tour 2011 in Brittany
07 / 24 / 2011
Arrietty's song music
06 / 21 / 2011
Summer concerts 2011
info available on my "concerts" page
20 / 07 / 2011 Quimper (BZH)
21 / 07 / 2011 Quimper (BZH)
21 / 07 / 2011 Quimper (BZH)
22 / 07 / 2011 Locmiquélic (BZH)
23 / 07 / 2011 Cesson Sevigné (BZH - 35)
29 / 07 / 2011 Stotzheim (FR - 67)
03 / 08 / 2011 Quistinic - Poulfetan (BZH)
04 / 08 / 2011 Landevennec (BZH)
05 / 08 / 2011 St Hilaire de Riez (FR-85)
06 / 08 / 2011 Penestin (BZH)
07 / 08 / 2011 La Chapelle Launay (FR-44)
08 / 08 / 2011 Pont Croix (BZH)
09 / 08 / 2011 Lorient - Show case (BZH-56)
09 / 08 / 2011 Paimpont (BZH-35)
10 / 08 / 2011 Lorient (BZH-56)
13 / 08 / 2011 Audierne (BZH-29)
14 / 08 / 2011 Huelgoat (BZH-29)
14 / 08 / 2011 Guingamp (BZH-22)
19 / 08 / 2011 Colmar (FR -68)
20 / 08 / 2011 Aachen (DE)
21 / 08 / 2011 Marbach (FR-68)
22 / 08 / 2011 Ungersheim (FR-68)
05 / 10 / 2011
SongBook vol3 - New Album
"SongBook vol 3" will be available on May 10th on the online shop of the website, that, for the occasion, has taken up the colors the colors of the new album.
Have a look here to discover it exclusively at the website
The new album will be officially released on May 25 (Keltia Musique) and will beavailable in any record shop.
05 / 09 / 2011
The Borrower Arrietty
Arrietty's soundtrack has turned gold disc in Japan and was also awarded best original soundtrack for 2010.
We also received the award for the best anime movie soundtrack at the Tokyo Anime Fair.
Arrietty, or an audience that exceded 9 million people in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong-Kong... and more that 850 000 in France.
The soundtrack is avalaible in France at Kaze Records.
05 / 09 / 2011
Next events Mai 2011
The musicians and I are very proud to promote the new album on stage and to introduce it to you during the many showcases that are planned for the release.
The event list has been updated on the website.
You'll also find there the dates for our summer tour and the dates for our tour in Germany at the fall.
may 13: Le Trousse chemise - Langan (35)
may 14 : Church - Dangeau (28)
may 17 : Show case - Maison de la Bretagne - Paris (booking is needed)
may 20-23: Japan - live NHK
may 25 : Official Release of SongBook vol3 - Show case espace culturel Leclerc Ploufragan
may 26: Show case - Quimper (booking is needed)
may 26 : Special guest on France Bleu Breizh Izel - all day
may 27 : Show case - Fnac Nantes
may 28 : CD signing - Ar Vro (Audierne)
may 28 : show case - Fnac Vannes
may 28 : concert - Mamm Kounifl (Locquimelic)
may 31 : TV Rennes & France Bleu Armorique
june 1rst: Show case Espace culturel Leclerc Guilers
june 3rd : Show case Espace culturel Leclerc Crozon
june 4th : Show case Espace culturel Leclerc Quimperlé - 11AM
june 4th : Show case Espace culturel Leclerc Landerneau
05 / 08 / 2011
Amazing voice - NHK - Japan
I'm also glad to announce the broadcasting of a 52-minute documentary on breton music, showing on May 26 on the japanese TV channel NHK.
For that documentary entitled "Amazing Voice", I had the priviledge of being a guide that would present my region.
Several musical sequences were shot, including a song that I could never forget, played solo, just harp and voice, on the windy cliffs of my home region, Cap Sizun.
My harp-maker Marin Lhopiteau as well as Alan Stivell and Yan Fanch Kemener also honored this film with their presence and music.
I'll be in Japan between May 20 and May 23 for a special NHK show around the documentary series.
05 / 07 / 2011
Release of Arrietty in Germany
Arrietty will be released in Germany on June 2nd (Universum)
The soundtrack will also be available then (Wasabi Records)
The movie will be released in Great-Britain during the summer.
01 / 11 / 2011
The french release of "Arrietty, le petit monde des chapardeurs" is drawing near, and I would like to pay hommage to Simon Caby, talented musician and arranger, who's working with me for a long time now.
Without his advices and talents my little melodies would have stayed anonymous.
He transformed my songs into jewels. I will always be grateful for this.
12 / 07 / 2010
Mon carnet de harpe celtique - NEW
"My celtic harp note-book"
12 easy pieces
for celtic harp & voice
arranged by Cecile Corbel
11 / 13 / 2010
Faerie convention - Baltimore - USA
08 / 26 / 2010
Rock in Japan
On sale September 10th (Fri.) 2010
ROCKIN' ON JAPAN -October special edition-"ROCK IN JAPAN FES. 2010"Gig reports and photos, plus some sneak peaks of the backstage.
08 / 26 / 2010
Tour in Germany 2010
updated schedule !
Fr., 08.10.'10: Aidlingen, Schlosskeller, 20:00 UhrSo., 10.10.'10: Püttlingen (Saarbrücken), Gemeindehaus, Harfenworkshop (13:00-16:00) - Anmeldung und Infos: 06805-7601So., 10.10.'10: Saarbrücken, Martinskirche Köllerbach, 18.00 UhrMi., 13.10.'10: Harfenworkshop, München - Anmeldung und Infos: 089-500 966 53Do., 14.10.'10: München, ars musica e.V. "Kleines Festival der Weltmusik" & Harfenkurs (bitte frühzeitig anmelden), 20:00 UhrFr., 15.10.'10: Darmstadt, Jagdhofkeller, 20:00 UhrSa., 16.10.'10: Weimar, Kunstturm, 20:00 UhrSo., 17.10.'10: Weimar, Kunstturm (Matinée, 11:00 Uhr)So., 17.10.'10: Meißen, Theater
07 / 25 / 2010
Summer tour 2010 in Brittany
from Aug 12 to 25
Aug 12 : Abbaye de Landevennec
Aug 14 : show case and CD signing - Ar Vro Audierne 10AM
Aug 14 : nuit de la harpe - festival interceltique de Lorient
Aug 15 : la Foret Fouesnant
Aug 16 : Abbaye de Paimpont
Aug 17 : espace culturel - Pont Croix
Aug 18 : Chapelle Ste Hélène - DouarnenezAug 21 : show case and CD signing - Ar Vro Audierne 10AM
Aug 21 : le Bateau Livre - Penestin
Aug 22 : Abbaye de Blanche Couronne
Aug 23 : chapelle de Kermouster - Lezardrieux
Aug 25 : village of Poulfetan - Quistinic (56)
07 / 07 / 2010
Songbook1 & Songbook vol 2 release in Japan
Songbook 1 and Songbook vol2 will be released in Japan on July 7th.(Yamaha Music communications) This is a special edition with a japanese booklet and two unreleased songs ;)
05 / 04 / 2010
New music videos online
Recorded live in Paris with the musicians
"Painted veil" & "An Hini A Garan"
04 / 07 / 2010
"Kari-gurashi" album release
12 / 17 / 2009
A Breton Lady in Tokyo
After "Ponyo on the cliff by the sea" The Ghibli Studios just announced that they are working on a new movie, entitled "Karigurashi no Arrietty", directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.Ghibli's movies have always been a great source of inspiration for me, many of them are part of my favorite movies ever : "Spirited away", "My neighbour Totoro" "Princess Mononoke", "Kiki's delivery service" and many more... There is a long list and I can definitely not choose which one is my favorite!
I'm very happy to share the news with you and to announce that I'm composing the soundtrack for this new movie.
This is a great honor and a very nice present for me to be part of this beautiful project, and I'm working on the music and songs composition since May 2009 with my partner and friend Simon Caby.
The movie will be released next summer 2010 in Japan.
The very first teaser will be broadcasted during the Christmas holidays in Japan including the main music theme "Arrietty's song" (digital release in Japan on December 19 2009)
Official website available here : karigurashi.jpFor now, a lot of travelling between Paris and Tokyo, and a couple of jananese lessons ;)
11 / 23 / 2009
Christmas is coming...
From November 23 to January 1st, to celebrate Christmas our way, for every order in our online shop, we are happy to offer you Cecile's debut album Harpe celtique et chants du monde plus some nice greeting cards.
11 / 21 / 2009
Awenet gant Breizh - inspired by Brittany
If you like Brittany, and if you're looking for an original idea for a Christmas gift, you can also have a look at STERED website.
STERED is a young trademark of clothes inspired by Brittany and its culture in a modern and authentic style.
11 / 12 / 2009
Facebook - Myspace
The Myspace page has been updated.
click HERE for the new pictures.
More pictures and new articles on my Facebook page HERE
11 / 06 / 2009
!!!!!En tour in Germany and Alsace from Dec 10 to 14 2009 !!!!!
!!!see you also in Brittany on Dec 20.!!!!
All info available in page "concert"
10 / 15 / 2009
***Excalibur Show in Germany****
from January 2 to 26 2010
I'm very happy to announce that I will take part to the "Excalibur show" in Germany - an Alan Simon project. (feat. Alan Simon, Michael Mendl, Alan Parson, Johnny Logan, les holroyd, John Helliwell, Martin barre, Fairport convention, Jacqui McShee, Conan Mevel, Corvus Corax, James Wood, Judy Weiss, Pat O'May, Luc Bertin, (...)
03 / 13 / 2009
on march 13
On march 13 is the start of a campaign for the liberation of Aung San Suu Kyi and all the political prisonners in Burma.You can sign this petition online on :
02 / 05 / 2009
New in my Journal...
With the release of my new video « Sweet Song, I’m glad to publish a couple of drawings in my journal.
I’m so happy that my music inspired these wonderful pictures!
Thanks so much to the painters !
01 / 28 / 2009
New Video "Sweet Song"
Discover Cecile new Video "Sweet Song" ("SongBook vol2")...
12 / 29 / 2008
SongBook vol 2 press Review
« Discrètement, mais surement, Cécile Corbel s’impose comme l’une des valeurs sûres du pop folk celtique. La bretonne, qui joue beaucoup à l’étranger, tourne les pages d’un nouveau « songbook » au parfum de légendes. Le Télégramme – 4 décembre 2008« Mélodies cotonneuses (sans faire un bruit, comptine amoureuse à l’ambiance marine), sens de l’imaginaire et cordes suaves, volumes épointés (« the great selkie » à l’instinct plus épique) (…) tout confine à l’évidence même. S’offre alors une heure de paix totale, de retrouvailles avec soi sur fond de légendes. » E. H - D-side – Nov 2008 « Songbook vol 2 plonge l’auditeur dans des histoires de chevaliers, de pirates, de demoiselles amoureuses et d’animaux qui parlent. Des histoires parfois simples et infantiles mais qui font le bonheur de nos âmes rêveuses (…) Un univers celtique sans frontière qui s’affirmera encore un peu plus avec le sublime instrumental « Innocence » et ses sonorités orientales » Khimaira – Nov 2008«(…) des chansons qui réunissent douceur, énergie et Imaginaire » Ouest France – 8 décembre 2008(…) des histoires d’amours tragiques, des saisons abattues sur les forêts ancestrales, quelques exploits chevaleresques et autres mythes et légendes qui prêtent aux songes.
(…) une World Music façonnée par Peter Gabriel auquel on aurait greffé une voix cousine de Maggie Reilly : un timbre haut, limpide et parfois ombrageux.
(…) Un monde fragile, limpide, où les sens sont en éveil. Où la harpe devient reine.
Chronique songbook vol 2 – Amarokprog – C. D« Aussi envoutante dans son « trip » qu’elle parait si fragile en dehors de la scène, la musicienne au prénom prédestiné a trouvé son chemin. Cécile évolue dans un univers où le rêve trouve sa juste et salvatrice place en notre quotidien formaté »
le Télégramme – 5 décembre 2008
11 / 17 / 2008
SongBook vol 2 /Burma
My new album "SongBook vol 2" will be in french stores from November 17. (distribution Keltia Music RSCD287) and it's now available in my website's shop.
When buying my new album "SongBook vol.2", you contribute to help Info Birmanie, a french organisation involved in the fight for human rights in Burma.
They help oppressed people of this country, by making the world more aware of Burma's politic, ecomic and social problems. Thanks for helping them.
To keep informed, please visit their website and try not to forget about the Burmese people. INFO BIRMANIE
74 rue Notre-Dame des Champs 75006 PARIS Tél : +33 1 46 33 41 62 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Web : http://www.info-birmanie.org/
04 / 27 / 2008
Nova Princeska keltiske harfe
"the new princess of celtic harp"
a great review in "Muska" magazine march -april 2008 - Slovenia
12 / 11 / 2007
"Anne de Bretagne" - new project with the composer Alan Simon
"November in Poland" - diary of our tour in Poland
"Decembre en Allemagne" - diary of our tour in Poland
05 / 21 / 2007
new journal update :
Concerts à the "Olympia (Paris) supporting Laurent Voulzy (may 2007)
04 / 01 / 2007
the journal of our tour in Estonia is now online on "Cécile's diary"
french and english version available
03 / 11 / 2007
Sydney morning herald cd review
"Imagine a red haired Celt from Brittany, with a voice that hovers somewhere between Kate Bush (she can sure reach those higher registers), the purity of Sinead O Connor and the mysticism of Enya and you’ll have a good idea what this remarkable young harpist, arranger of traditional songs and original songwriter sounds like.
Corbel belong to this new generation of European folkies, put her in the same bag as Kate Rusby, Eliza Carthy and Jim Moray - In the sense that she is happy to take crusty old folk standards and reinvent them for the 21st-century audience.
The most interesting tracks on the album are the old made new, wich include her rich mix of funky rythm and strings on “she moved through the fair”, the very Enya-ish “the burnt of Auchindoun”, and a tantalizing intermingling of ancient and modern in her version of Robert Burns’ “A red red rose”.
This is the work of a major new talent.
The result is accessible, cutting-edge-folk." BE
Sydney Morning Herald – February the 18th - 2007
02 / 24 / 2007
on the frontier of Siberia
"SongBook1" in Siberia
(...) I am at the moment in the Oural region, in the Komi Republic (...) Your music keeps me company here when it’s -24°C.
The harp definitely fits in these icy landscapes.
Anyway, your music follows me, here on the frontier of Siberia. (...) L.S.
(complete text in the "journal of Cecile")
12 / 19 / 2006
Journal - Australia
online in "le journal de Cecile" (french version) - english coming soon
12 / 12 / 2006
« C.C est à l'image de son chant, limpide, fragile, mais ferme. Elle part de la tradition bretonne, celle du lamento et du conte magique (...)
Libération – 14 dec. 2006
« Cécile se source à la tradition dont elle rénove les mélodies avec quelques inflexions pop et folk. (…) Elle chante avec une rare grâce »
« Cécile Corbel chante comme un rossignol »
Libération – 18 nov. 2006
« Avec un savant mélange de chants traditionnels irlandais et de chansons bretonnes, elle impose un univers enchanteur »
20 minutes 2 nov. 2006
« Un voyage hors du temps »
culturissimo – catalogue espace culturel Leclerc
12 / 08 / 2006
back from Australia
We're just back from our Australian tour. Thanks to all of those who helped us in this tour : keltiamusique, la Spedidam, l'Aliance française d'Adelaïde, harp society of Adelaïde, Stephen Carter (www.carterharpsaustralia.com.au), John and Helen, harp society of Tasmania, Christina Sonnemann (harpist), Margaret, Jenny, John et Ann (...)
11 / 16 / 2006
the album is number 1 in keltia musique's charts in November !