Breabach

Securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative contemporary folk acts, Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base.

They have released six increasingly acclaimed albums, whilst fuelling their creative appetites in collaborations with indigenous Australasian artists Moana and the Tribe andThe Black Arm Band, Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord, video game composer Big Giant Circles, and as artists-in-residence at the 2019 Celtic Colours festival with Cape Bretoners, Beolach. In 2020, the band welcomed the supremely talented, multi-instrumentalist Conal McDonagh to the group, coinciding with the production and release of Dùsgadh, a newly commissioned short film in with original score in collaboration with BAFTA award winning animator Cat Bruce.

On bagpipes, whistles and vocals, Conal joins Megan Henderson (fiddle, vocals, step dance), James Lindsay (double bass, vocals), Calum MacCrimmon (bagpipes, whistle, bouzouki, vocals), Conal McDonagh (bagpipes, whistle, vocals) and Ewan Robertson (guitar, vocals, cajon).

Breabach's 17 year adventure has included live performances around the world, from Sydney Opera House to New York's Central Park. They have racked up an impressive array of accolades including five Scots Trad Music Awards, nominations for Best Group in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and European Album of the Year in the Songlines Music Awards.

With imminent tours and festival appearances across the UK, Europe and the US marking the release of their 7th studio album, Fàs - produced by renowned Fair Isle musician Inge Thompson (Karine Polwart, Hen Hoose, Northern Flyway) - there is surely no slowing Breabach's heralded creative journey.