Folk & Beyond looks back at Breabach’s visit to The Stage
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Scottish folk group Breabach stopped by The Stage Wednesday afternoon, February 22, ahead of a SOLD OUT concert that evening sponsored by the Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) in partnership with WTJU. We will share that visit March 2 during Folk & Beyond, which airs Thursday afternoon from 4-7 at 91.1 FM and streaming worldwide at wtju.net.
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 BAFTA award winning animator Cat Bruce on short film Dùsgadh, indigenous Australasian artists Moana & The Tribe, Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord, video game composer Big Giant Circles and as artists-in-residence at 2019’s Celtic Colours festival with Cape Bretoners, Beòlach.
Breabach are; Megan Henderson (Fiddle/Vocals), James Lindsay (Double Bass/Moog/Vocals), Calum MacCrimmon (Highland Bagpipe/Whistle/Bouzouki/Vocals), Conal McDonagh (Highland Bagpipe/Uilleann pipes/Whistle/Vocals) and Ewan Robertson (Guitar/Cajon/Vocals). Their 17 year adventure has included live performances from Sydney Opera House to Central Park New York. They have racked up an impressive array of accolades including five Scots Trad Music Awards, nominations as ‘Best Group’ in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and ‘European Album of the Year’ in The Songlines Music Awards.