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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.


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!

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:


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!


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!

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)

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


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:

Visit the new website:


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)
02/02/18 - Blue Rose Code (O2 ABC) 
James L
04/02/18 - Duncan Chisholm (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall) 

Working hard on new material for the forthcoming album!

All the best for now! 

James, James, Calum, Megan & Ewan