Breabach *

Breabach *

6th February 2017

Voted ‘Best Live Act 2013’ &’Best Folk Band 2012‘ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and twice nominated ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands.

After a whirlwind five years traversing the globe, Breabach are delighted to present their fifth studio album, Astar (tr. distance/journey). Released on 11th March 2016, it is inspired by the people and places they have encountered, iconic venues and festivals performed at and the exciting, at times groundbreaking, collaborations they have been involved in. These experiences have brought new shape to their sound whilst simultaneously strengthening their identity. Astar is a multicultural celebration, embracing the music of four nations in partnership with their own. The band have invited friends from Norway, Quebec, Australia and New Zealand to be part of this recording, all of which has been brought to life under the guidance and production of Greg Lawson.

Breabach unite the talent of Calum MacCrimmon (pipes/whistles/bouzouki/vocals), Ewan Robertson (guitar / vocals), James Mackenzie (pipes/flute/whistles), Megan Henderson (fiddle/vocals/stepdance) and James Lindsay (double bass). Since launching their career as winners of the Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2005 the band have steadily moved from strength to strength, picking up accolades and performing at esteemed events along the way.

“Intriguingly distinctive, confident of purpose and rich in dynamic drama” Songlines
“Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively apart from the pack.” Scotsman

Support: Richard Byers
Richard Byers sings and plays traditional songs from these islands and songs that draw on traditional sources. Richard is a founding member of the Bury Folk Collective and has played and sung widely on the folk circuit, in clubs, concerts and at festivals. He was a member of Ragged Robin and played guitar and mandolin on records by Steve Ashley and on the ‘lost classic’ by Anne Briggs Sing a Song for You (fortunately now found). Richard has been a resident at a number of folk clubs in the south of England, notably at Roy Guest’s Howff in Primrose Hill as part of Ragged Robin, at the legendary musicians’ club New Merlin’s Cave near King’s Cross and, nowadays, happily, at ‘Folk from the Tradition’ nights at Oakes Barn in Bury St Edmunds.

Tickets £12 / £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.
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