Into 2019…

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Breabach 2018_013A very happy new year to you all and best wishes for 2019! It’s been a fun start to year for us with a quick trip to Barcelona and lots of excitement building for our sold out Celtic Connections show here in Glasgow!

We closed out 2018 in fine style with two nights at the wonderful Glassel Hall in Aberdeenshire and are now looking forward to a very busy few months ahead. We’ll be back to Spain to continue our work with the Caixa Forum with shows in Mallorca, Madrid and Zaragoza in February. More European adventures await in Germany throughout March and April where we are delighted to be joining the ‘Irish Spring Tour’

UK Album Launch Tour Part 2

Before that though, we’re on the road in the UK for Part 2 of our ‘Frenzy of the Meeting Tour.’ Part 1, in November, was a resounding success and we were delighted to be able to share our new music with so many of you. Likewise, the opportunity to revisit so many great venues in February and share our new material with you is very exciting! Check out the dates below and we hope to see you along the way!

More info and tickets: www.breabach.com/live

Frenzy of the Meeting

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“…with Frenzy of the Meeting, Breabach have once again cemented their place at the forefront of Scottish traditional music with an album that is beautiful, exciting and filled with some much-needed optimism.” The National

We’re really humbled by the response to our latest release. We’ve received some lovely reviews and comments from listeners. The album is also now available on limited edition Vinyl (with vinyl only artwork) as well as CD and digital.

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“Breabach embarked on the journey from Astar to Frenzy of the Meeting with an open mind and a keen desire to explore, listeners who join them are sure to enjoy the results with an ever increasing sense of wonder.” Folk Radio UK

New Single Video

We’re delighted to present this new video to accompany our single release of ‘Knees Up’. Directed by Andy McCandlish in collaboration with CalMac Ferries and featuring Sean & Bill McFarlane on a father and son adventure through the Hebrides. There’s even a cameo from our friend and great piper Angus Mackenzie of Dàimh! We hope you enjoy!

The track is available for download on all the usual outlets as well as your streaming services.

Irish Spring Tour (Germany)

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In March we head out to Germany for a five week tour joining the Irish Spring Festival. We’re really excited to jump on the bus with Boxing Banjo, Eddie Shee­han & Cor­mac Doyle and step dancer Sandra Ganley. All the dates are here: www.irishspring.de

All the best for now!

James, James, Calum, Megan & Ewan

 

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New album ‘Frenzy of the Meeting’

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Breabach - Frenzy of the Meeting

We’re delighted to present to you our new album ‘FRENZY OF THE MEETING

available now on CD, LP and Digital
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Artwork by Somhairle Macdonald (Father of Schmo)
Produced by Eamon Doorley
Engineered & Mixed by Iain Hutchison
Mastered by Calum Malcolm
Additional Engineering by Sam Welch
Recorded at GloWormRecording & Gorbals Sound (Glasgow)

Released: 26th October 2018
Album Launch Tour Dates: www.breabach.com/live

Braebach November Tour Poster

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Australia 2018

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 !AUSTRALIA!  

We’re on tour in your wonderful country this March-April. Please do let you friends know and hopefully we’ll catch you along the way!

March
09/03/18 | Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VC (9th – 12th)
13/03/18 | Spiegeltent Hobart, Hobart
14/03/18 | Fortuna Spiegeltent – Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide
15/03/18 | Chudleigh Hall, Chudleigh
16/03/18 | Mountain Mumma, Sheffield
17/03/18 | Blue Mountains Festival, Katoomba (17th – 18th)
21/03/18 | No 5 Church Street, Bellingen
24/03/18 | Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
25/03/18 | Martians Cafe, Deans Marsh
28/03/18 | Murrah Hall, Murrah
29/02/18 | National Folk Festival, Canberra (29th – 2nd)

April
03/04/18 | Spiegeltent, Newcastle
04/04/18 | Uralla Gompa, Uralla
05/04/18 | Old Museum, Bowen Hills
06/04/18 | Plunge Festival – Eatonsville Hall, Eatonsville
07/04/18 | Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby

Presented by: Woodfordia Inc (Queensland Folk Federation)
Press enquiries: Penney & Logan PR/Management
With support from Creative Scotland

www.breabach.com/live

Breabach Australia 2018

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Folk Alliance International 2018

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We’re delighted to be heading out to Kansas City (with support from Showcase Scotland) for this year’s Folk Alliance International conference along with a host of other fantastic Scottish acts. We’ll be making a few appearance over the weekend, hope you can join us!

Friday 16/02/18

Official Showcase (Century C) 20:30 – 21:00
Folquebec (542) 00:00 – 00:20
ECMA (535) 01:45 – 02:05

Saturday 17/02/18

Showcase Scotland Saturday (539) 14:40 – 14:55
Showcase Scotland Saturday (539) 01:00 – 01:25


A live clip of ‘Farsund’ from our most recent album Astar

‘Best Group Finalist’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards  2017
‘Songlines Magazine Awards Europe Finalist 2017′

‘Folk Band of the Year’ – BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards  2016
‘Album of the Year’ – BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards  2016

‘Live Act of the Year’ – BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards  2014

“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman 2017 ★★★★

“Astar sees Breabach in an electrifying new phase – one that illustrates the band’s strength and interest in experimentation. Exhilarating, energetic and accomplished Astar is a rare, beautiful treat.” Songlines ★★★★

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News January 2018

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Breabach News

January 2018

Happy New Year and warm wishes to all for 2018!

We’re very excited to share news of our plans for this coming year and also to catch you up on our autumn adventures from last year.

October kicked off with some lovely gigs in Scotland and England. We took part in the Paisley Spree Festival with our friends Talisk and Louis Abott before heading on to Perth Concert Hall, sharing the stage with the wonderful Kris Drever.

Eastern Canada was next on the agenda for what proved to be a wonderful two weeks of music and friendship with Chris ‘Old man Luedecke‘ and Joel Hunt. Non musical highlights included a fine haircut and sing song at the Humble Barber PEI; the Potato Museum in New Brunswick; and a visit to the wild,wind swept archipelago of the Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec.

Post Canada we have been busy working on material for a new album, keep your eyes and ears peeled for more news on this! We also played an unusual but very fun St Andrews day show underneath a Concorde at the National Museum of Flight.

UK TOUR

We’re back out on the road again this coming February around the UK. Hope you can join us at one of the gigs! We’ve got the day off on the 25th, let us know if you have any ideas!

February
08/02/18 | Kings Place, London
09/02/18 | The Welfare, Ystradgynlais
10/02/18 | The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny
11/02/18 | The Fleece Inn, Bretforton
22/02/18 | The Met, Bury
23/02/18 | Liverpool Phil Music Room, Liverpool
24/02/18 | Barnsley Civic, Barnsley
26/02/18 | Nettlebed Folk Club, Nr Henley-on-Thames

All the details are here: www.breabach.com/live

FOLK ALLIANCE KANSAS CITY

We’re very excited to be one of a number of Scottish artists appearing at the amazing Folk Alliance International conference which runs from the 14-18th of February in Kansas City. A huge thanks to Showcase Scotland for their support and hard work pulling this together, it’s sure to be a weekend to remember!

AUSTRALIA 2018

This spring we will be back on our antipodean adventures, revisiting some of our favourite  festivals alongside some new ones and a host of shows in between. We can’t wait and a huge thanks to our friends at Woodfordia for putting this wonderful tour together!

March
09/03/18 | Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VC (9th – 12th)
13/03/18 | Spiegeltent Hobart, Hobart
14/03/18 | Fortuna Spiegeltent – Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide
15/03/18 | Chudleigh Hall, Chudleigh
16/03/18 | Mountain Mumma, Sheffield
17/03/18 | Blue Mountains Festival, Katoomba (17th – 18th)
21/03/18 | No 5 Church Street, Bellingen
24/03/18 | Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
25/03/18 | Martians Cafe, Deans Marsh
28/03/18 | Murrah Hall, Murrah
29/02/18 | National Folk Festival, Canberra (29th – 2nd)

April
03/04/18 | Spiegeltent, Newcastle
04/04/18 | Uralla Gompa, Uralla
05/04/18 | Old Museum, Bowen Hills
06/04/18 | Plunge Festival – Eatonsville Hall, Eatonsville
07/04/18 | Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby

JAMES DUNCAN MACKENZIE
NEW SOLO RELEASE

After the success of James Mackenzie’s self-titled debut release we’re excited to share his new release with you Sròmos.  Expect James’ typical melodic flair and instrumental prowess coupled with grooves, electric instrumentation and multi layered textures.

Pre-order now from: https://jamesduncanmackenzie.bandcamp.com

Visit the new website: www.jamesduncanmackenzie.com

CELTIC CONNECTIONS

Breabach won’t be appearing at Celtic Connections this year but it would be amiss to not mention the most amazing festival that takes place in our adopted home town, Glasgow. We’ll all be appearing in various different projects over the next few weeks so keep an eye out if you’re around for the festival.

18/01/18 - Tryst and Siobhan Miller – opening concert (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall)
James M, Calum and Megan
19/01/18 - Iain Macfarlane Trio & Kim Carnie (St. Andrews in the Square) 
Ewan and Megan
20/01/18 - Ross Ainslie Sanctuary Band (Mitchell Theatre) 
James L
21/01/18 - Innes White New Voices (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall) 
James L
21/01/18 - Flembot – Ladies of Soul (Oran Mor) 
James L
25/01/18 - Ewan Robertson Band (St. Andrews in the Square) 
Ewan and Megan
26/01/18 - James Mackenzie Band
James M and James L
27/01/18 - Bothy Culture (SSE Hydro) 
Calum and Megan
31/01/17 - Mary Ann Kennedy (Old Fruitmarket)
Megan
02/02/18 - Blue Rose Code (O2 ABC) 
James L
04/02/18 - Duncan Chisholm (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall) 
Megan

Working hard on new material for the forthcoming album!

All the best for now! 

James, James, Calum, Megan & Ewan

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