Voted ‘Best Live Act 2013’ & ‘Best Folk Band 2012’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and twice nominated ‘Best Band’ at the 2011 & 2014 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 influential bands.
The last two highly successful years have seen the band traverse the globe with notable performances at the Sydney Opera House, New Zealand’s Womad Festival, Central Park NY, Vancouver Folk Music Festival as well as tours in Canada, Asia, the Middle East, Europe & the UK. In summer 2014 the band presented the ground breaking, cross cultural collaboration ‘Boomerang’ (a celebration of Aboriginal Australian, Maori and Scottish indigenous culture) at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games to critical acclaim.
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). From launching their career as winners of the Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2005 the band have moved from strength to strength with the release of fourth album Ùrlar (Songlines Top of the World February 2014). 2015 sees work begin on new record Astar (due for release early 2016), expect to hear previews from this at the upcoming shows.
“Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively apart from the pack.” Scotsman
“Tempos are often exhilarating, & the ensemble interplay is fiery. The colours & textures are beautifully layered but spaciously uncluttered lending the Breabach sound a depth & definition that only strengthens its impact.” Songlines
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