Walking away with the accolades ‘Folk Band of the Year’ and ‘Album of Year’ at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards was the perfect way to round off an exciting year for Scottish contemporary-folk group Breabach. 2017 sees them back out on tour showcasing a increasingly mature sound and live performance whilst simultaneously building their international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands.
March 2016 saw Breabach present their fifth studio album Astar (lit. distance/journey). Produced by renowned musician Greg Lawson (Grit Orchestra, Moishes Bagel) the album is an exciting multicultural celebration, embracing the diverse influences the band have picked up over the years during their travels to the far flung corners of the globe, from Quebec to Norway, Australia to South Korea. In February the band will mark a year since the release of Astar with a special show at Celtic Connections in Glasgow follow by a string of UK dates showcasing music from the album and some old favourites.
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 Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections in 2005 the band have steadily moved from strength to strength, picking up awards and performing at esteemed events along the way.
03/02/17 – Celtic Connections, Glasgow, UK
05/02/17 – The Met, Bury, UK
06/02/17 – Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester, UK
08/02/17 – Heath Street Baptist Church, London, UK
09/02/17 – The Fleece Inn, Evesham, UK
10/02/17 – Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea, UK
11/02/17 – Grayshott, Folk Club, UK
12/02/17 – The Musician, Leicester, UK
13/02/17 – The Junction, Cambridge, UK
14/02/17 – The North Wall, Oxford, UK
15/02/17 – The Lakeside, Nottingham, UK
17/02/17 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, UK
20/02/17 – Forest Folk Club, North Boarhunt, UK
25/02/17 – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, UK
26/02/17 – Eden Court, Inverness, UK
03/03/17 – Glassel Hall, Banchory UK
04/03/17 – Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley UK