La perdrix rouge (FRA)La Perdrix Rouge take their name from a game bird (and a spirited tune named after it) – hence the red-legged or French partridge on the cover of their Vendanges tardives (‘Late vintages’) album. Their two (bag)pipes (cornemuses) and hurdy-gurdy (vielle à roué) make a most fabulous racket. It is the sound of Puy-de-Dôme in the Massif Central styled traditionally yet seen through the prism of their and others’ compositions. Their valses, bourrées and mazurkas can be delicate, precise or boisterous. Gorgeous to dance to, gorgeous to listen to. Das Rothuhn est arrivé!
Photo Mathéo Hébert