Prochains concerts :
- 30 janvier 2012 : La source, Fontaines (38)
En première partie de Máirtín O´Connor Band

- 1, 2 et 3 février 2012 : Agend´Arts, Lyon (69)

Presse écrite

Irish Music Magazine October 2013

Trad Magazine
That’s an air of Celtic mythology around the Sorrowful Strains of Music released by the trio Goltraige who are based in France. Goltraí was one of the three strains of music played from the harp of the ‘Good God’ of the Gaelic Gods; Dadga who was a king in the fairy race known as Tuatha de Danann. Goltraí, being the sorrowful element in that it was meant to ‘make women cry’. The other strains were that of Geantraí, the joyful strain and Suantraí which was purported to lull people to sleep. With Goltraí as its theme, the musical abilities of Evelyne Pourrat, Jérémie Mignotte and Jean Banwarth entwine the melancholy with the continental as they take on traditional songs such as Kilkelly and Dougie MacLean’s Caledonia that depict the loss of loved ones through emigration. The equally sombre versions of Army Dreamers and The Lass of Glenshee encapsulate the mood of despair again through differing versions of bereavement that are enhanced by the mournful aura of the instrumental. Pouratt’s vocal showcases the emotion with a gentle poignancy whilst Mignotte’s flute provides a lilt of tender expressiveness that is echoed by the strings of Banwarth, especially in the delicate rendering of Eleanor Plunkett. This lifts slightly with some nicely paced reflective flute and string in the finale; The Funky man of the House. Each track is essentially traditional yet is uniquely delivered with a European flavour that intrigues. The theme might be that of sorrow yet the outcome of the album is that of pleasure; a lovely listen.

Trad Magazine n.143

Trad Magazine
Évelyne Pourrat (chant, accordéon diatonique), Jérémie Mignotte (flûte traversière en bois) et Jean Banwarth (guitare, bouzouki) - tous deux de Djal -, composent ce trio de musique traditionnelle irlandaise drapée de pudeur et de douce nostalgie. Histoires d’amours malheureuses constituent le terreau imagé ou chaque musicien puise ses propres énergies, avec une lucidité accrue, dans le souffle de l’autre. Limpidité des mélodies et des complaintes qui deviennent telluriques de vibrations et de vague à l’âme quand la voix s’élève gracile et pathétique. Les 10 interprétations sont traitées comme l’avait fait en son temps Martin Hayes et Dennis Cahill. Chaque mélodie est retenue sur la partition pour en extraire une subtile reconsidération et où chaque note scintille de précision. Les morceaux connus, revisités au nouvel éclairage (Freilach, Army Dreamers de Kate Bush ou bien O’Carolan) sonnent comme des évocations magnifiées par l’arpège, le swing de l’accordéon et les grappes cristallines de la flûte. Bel ouvrage !

Folkwales Online
Magazine June 2012

Folkwales Online Magazine
Now, here’s a revelation: tripping, sparkling proto-Irish music, played with verve and abandon, with a woman singer who whose work is really attractive and competent. This positive recommendation wouldn’t be bad for musicians based in these islands; but Goltraige reside in the South-East of France, about a thousand miles away from Ireland – and the band offer material from Scotland (Caledonia by Dougie McLean and The Lass Of Glenshee), Israel (Freilach), America and Cape Breton, Canada (Jerry Holland), a Kate Bush composition and Victorian Geordie Joe Wilson’s composition of Sally Wheatley (A Geordie is someone born in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Joe was born in Stowell Street in 1841, contracted TB and died in Railway Street in the same city, aged just 34.)
Évelyne Pourrat sings lightly and prettily as she plays guitar and a deft diatonic accordion, while Jérémie Mignotte is adept on the wooden flute and Jean Banwarth shores up the show on guitar and bouzouki; Pierre Banwarth adds bodhran to the accompaniment. Several jigs and reels really stand out; Jerry Holland’s Dr Stan Chapman’s Jig and The White Petticoat, The Cat In The Corner trilogy of tunes and The “Funky” Man About The House reel. It’s all good celtic and not-so-celtic fodder with a romantic French twist, and Goltraige deserve praise for an enjoyable album.


Interview de Jean Banwarth sur RCF (103.7 FM)


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