Breabach November News

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Hello to all from Breabach HQ! 

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We are in the midst of our Ùrlar album tour and are having a brilliant time so far. Only a few more dates to go on this leg and we hope you can make it along if we are in you’re area. A big thanks to everyone that has helped us out with sound & lights, sold our merch, fed & watered us and all of you that have come along to support the gigs! We are still looking for a couple of merchandise sellers for Peebles and Colchester, send us an email if you would like to help us out in exchange for a few goodies.

Unfortunately our gig in Falmouth which was supposed to occur on 26/11/13 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Princess Pavillion will be issuing refunds to those who had bought tickets.

November
21st – Eastgate Arts Centre, Peebles
22nd – Kings Place, London
23rd – Number 8, Pershore
25th – Nettlebed Village Club, near Henley on Thames
27th – Phoenix, Exeter
28th – Colchester Arts Centre
30th – Edinburgh St. Andrews night, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Scots Trad Music Awards 

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We are really chuffed to have been nominated for ‘Best Live Act’ at this years Scots Trad Music Awards amongst such esteemed company as LAU, Anna Massie & Mairearad Green and The Outside Track - if you haven’t checked them out then do so now, they rock. Special thanks goes to our sound engineer Iain ‘Tompy’ Thomson, he is the secret weapon to our live show! Voting only takes 5 minutes and as you trawl through the nominees you might discover something new to whet your musical appetite! Follow this link to vote -

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More awardy things… Radio 2 Folk Awards

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On this weeks Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, the nominees for the 2o14 Radio 2 Folk Awards were announced. We are honoured to be up for best group alongside LAU, Melrose Quartet and The Full English. Congratulations to everyone that has received a nomination, we can’t wait to join you all at the shindig in February!

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This Hogmanay we are going to be celebrating in the sun at the Woodford Folk Festival (near Brisbane, Australia). It’s such an exciting opportunity and we are looking forward to getting a good dose of craic with our pals the Peatbog Faeries and Rachel Sermanni who will also be there. We would love to hear from you if you will be there for the party too!

Making of Ùrlar

The super talented Mike Guest put together a ‘making of’ video for our most recent album Ùrlar. If you want a look inside the recording process check it out here:

Ùrlar by Breabach from Stash Media Worx on Vimeo.

Ùrlar available for purchase now! 

We still have a few bags and signed copies of the album available to purchase from our bandcamp. Head over to breabach.bandcamp.com now to get your copy before they all disappear.

Edinburgh St. Andrews Night

On the 30th of November we will be having a rare old time in Edinburgh at the Grassmarket as we take part in a big FREE day of music. We will be performing alongside Blazin’ Fiddles, Dougie Maclean, Louis Abbot (Admiral Fallow), Cask Strength Ceilidh Band, Adam Sutherland, Rura and more! It’s going to be quite a day. Read more here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-24637811

Hope to see you out there folks!!

All the best

James, James, Ewan, Megan and Calum

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Urlar out now!

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Ùrlar is now officially available! You can pick it up on our website, bandcamp, itunes, amazon and all good record stores (distributed by Proper Music & Highlander). We are really chuffed with how it has come out and we hope you enjoy the music! Check out breabach.bandcamp.com to see what we have on offer!

Want a look inside the making of the album? Here is a brand new video put together by Mike Guest and Stash Media Worx.

Ùrlar by Breabach from Stash Media Worx on Vimeo.

We launched the album in style last night at Riccardo’s Italian kitchen (we dedicated a tune to this fine establishment on the album!) in Glasgow. Fine tunes, pizza and a few glasses (bottles) of wine with our pals. What a great night!

BXIz7GcIgAAPLQA Thanks to everyone for your support!
All the best

Breabach

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Urlar sneak peek…

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Pre Order new album Ùrlar by Breabach now! from Stash Media Worx on Vimeo.

Ùrlar is released on the 21/10/13. For now, take a sneak peek at what we’ve been up to with Mike Guest Photography.

Preorder now: http://breabach.bandcamp.com/

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New album preordering now!

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Ùrlar is preordering now!

Head over to breabach.bandcamp.com to hear/download a snippet of the album and order your copy! All preorders will arrive through your door (or inbox) on the day of release (21/10/13).

Preorders will receive a signed copy of the album & other goodies. We are also offering a ltd edition BreaBag filled with the signed album and other bits and bobs.

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July Breabach

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Hello all!

Hope you are all well and enjoying the fine weather. We are having a lovely Summer so far which was seen us travelling all over Scotland playing for some totally appreciative and up for it audiences – it was really brilliant. Summer also means getting to visit some great festivals in unusual locations including Eigg, Solas, Stonehaven & Tiree (where there much bungee running to be had). All in all we are quite spoiled. Thanks to everyone that has invited us to play this year so far and to everyone that came and listened to us!

Cambridge Folk Festival

This weekend we hit Cambridge Folk Festival and it looks set to be a stonker of a weekend. Not only do we get to see and hang out with some of our favourite musicians but we are going to be reunited with our Québécois friends Le Vent Du Nord. We will be collaborating with them on the Saturday afternoon – very exciting! As well as this, James Lindsay and Megan have decided to keep themselves extra busy this weekend and will be performing alongside Bella Hardy and Heidi Talbot respectively. If you are at the festival you can come see us at the following times:

Saturday

Stage 1 1:05 pm

Sunday

The Hub Workshop

2:45 pm

Sunday

Stage 2

4:35 pm

Sunday

MOJO signing tent

6.20 pm

New album – Urlár

We can now announce that our new album will be entitled Urlár. We feel this title really reflects where we are coming from with this new record (lit. Ground) from the focus we put on taking inspiration and music from the places we grew up, whilst also directly referencing the piobaireachd ground. We begin recording at Castlesound Studios on the 12th August, exciting times! You can hear a preview of our new material from the most recent BBCAlba Taghadh bho na Trads program www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p019n0b6

James Mackenzie Debut Solo Album!

James Mackenzie’s brilliant new album is available now for pre-order! Head over to
www.jamesduncanmackenzie.com for a listen and to order. We’ve heard it and can confirm that it is very, very good.

Man’s Ruin new single - Working for the Man

Calum and James L’s folk/funk-fusion/party project Man’s Ruin have just released their new single ‘Working for the Man‘ and you can download it right now from mansruin.bandcamp.com. Head over and check it out but please avoid using heavy machinery whilst listening.

Cheers for now! 

We will be releasing a lot more information about our new record over the coming months and also more exciting news about upcoming gigs. Stay tuned to breabach.com and our facebook & twitter for all the latest. Thanks again for supporting the band!

All the best
Breabach
@breabach

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