Greetings of the season to you all! It’s been a busy few months for us in ‘Breabachland’ having been in the studio finishing our latest album Astar (more below) as well eine fantastische tour of Germany with The Paddy Callaghan Trio, Fin Moore and the Highland Blast crew. We’re looking forward to big meals and long lies over the festive season but things start ramping up again over New Year with gigs at the the Inverness Hogmanay Street party (31st Dec), Ullapool Ceilidh Place (1st Jan) and An Lanntair in Stornaway (2nd Jan) – will be a great way to conclude an exciting year. Thanks as always for supporting the band and we’ll see you again in 2016!
We are delighted to announce that our fifth studio album, Astar, will be released on 11th March 2016 – accompanied by a full UK tour (see below). The music on the album takes inspiration from the beautiful places we have visited and wonderful people we have met whilst on tour over the last few years. Working with producer Greg Lawson we have taken melodic, rhythmic and harmonic ideas from five different cultures and merged them with our sound. Some of this is woven into the arrangement, some of this is achieved through self-penned works. We’re really excited to feature some special guests on the recording including Yidaki player Mark Atkins (AUS), extraordinary Aboriginal artist Yirrmal Marika of The Black Arm Band (AUS), Maori tradition bearer Scott Morrison (NZ), Quebecois violinist Olivier Demers and the members of Le Vent Du Nord (Quebec) and Hardanger virtuoso Olav Luksengård Mjelva of Nordic Fiddlers Bloc & Sver (NO). We are incredibly proud of the album and very grateful to Greg Lawson and Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound studios for helping bring these crazy ideas to life! We can’t wait to let you hear it.
The album is available to pre-order now! Head over to:
where you can browse some of the different pre-order packages available. You’ll be amongst the first to receive a physical copy of the album as well as getting an instant download of one track.
In January we will begin our album tour, kicking things off at Perth Concert Hall alongside the amazing Anda Union from Mongolia. February and March will take us across the UK, as well as a short stint in Austria, before finishing up at home in Glasgow on 2nd April. Hope you can join us at some point on the tour, we are really looking forward to taking the music of Astar out on the road and seeing some familiar folky friends along the way!
31st : Inverness Red Hot Highland Fling BUY TICKETS
12th : The Brunton, Musselburgh, UK BUY TICKETS
13th : The Civic, Barnsley, UK BUY TICKETS
18th : Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria BUY TICKETS
19th : ku:L, Öblarn, Austria BUY TICKETS
20th : Remise, Bludenz, Austria BUY TICKETS
22nd : Nettlebed Village Club, Nr Henley-on-Thames, UK BUY TICKETS
23rd : The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, UK BUY TICKETS
25th : Colston Hall, Bristol, UK BUY TICKETS
26th : Liverpool Phil Music Room, Liverpool, UK BUY TICKETS
27th : The Met, Bury, UK BUY TICKETS
2nd : Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, UK BUY TICKETS
3rd : New Greenham Arts Centre, Newbury, UK BUY TICKETS
4th : Grayshott Folk Club, Surrey, UK BUY TICKETS
5th : The Pound, Corsham, UK BUY TICKETS
6th : Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, UK BUY TICKETS
10th : The Convent, Stroud, UK BUY TICKETS
11th : The Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple, UK BUY TICKETS
12th : Emsworth Baptist Church, Emsworth, UK BUY TICKETS
13th : 100 Club, London, UK BUY TICKETS
19th : The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK BUY TICKETS
25th : Bishopton Folk Night, Renfrewshire, UK BUY TICKETS
26th : Fochabers Institute (Arc Sessions), Fochabers BUY TICKETS
31st : The Grand, Clitheroe, UK BUY TICKETS