Carlos recorded this Breton tune with Jordi Savall, who would record it again for one of his own albums and played it in his concerts around the world. Carlos has performed it in concert with Savall, Andrew Lawrence King and Pedro Esteban. Savall said then that Catalonian music, which he represents so well, had Celtic sonorities also. Since, he has recorded two albums of Irish music.
Carlos named it after a French Medieval love story between Sidoine, Princess of Brittany and Ponthus, King of Galicia, whose tree still exists in the legendary Broceliande Forest in Brittany, where Merlin is supposedly buried. The same story also inspired Victor Hugo’s “Le Petit Roi de Galice”.
As it often happens with traditional music, the actual origin of the tune is unknown. Some say it was composed by Pergolesi, and others consider it a Jewish song, but Carlos learned it as a Breton tune. In either case, it´s beautiful!