1)this just means "good day" or hello and is the usual unformal greeting
form where I come from in Brittany. We have slghtly different parting
forms, according to which specific area/town you come from. Mine is simply
Kenavo dit. If Fred signs up sometime, you'll notice he uses Kenavo
deoc'h, and others yet might say Kenavo d'ar vechal.
2) the gaita is a bagpipe with only one drone (the continuous bass) and is
usually tuned in A if my memory is correct, and in the same octave as the
Highland pipes. We have similar pipes in Bro Wereg (the Vannes area in the
south of Brittany) and in the Loire estuary area. The traditionnal
brezhoneg (breton) pipes is called the Biniou Koz (old biniou, opposed to
Biniou Braz or big biniou, which your run of the mill Highland pipes
brought back at the beginning of the century). The Biniou Koz also has
only one drone but is tuned in Bflat and an octave higher than the Biniou
Braz. We usually play it along with the bombard, a rustic oboe in Bflat,
but ballads for the koz only are cropping up more and more.
3) swine certainly smell, and wild boars don't. This might say something
of the influence of civilisation...
Kenavas (another one for you, Kevin