Autumnal greetings and a long overdue update from us to you!
We’ve had a fantastic summer visiting festivals all over the UK and farther afield. It was great to play at Sark Folk Festival, Stonehaven Folk Festival, Heb Celt, Feis an Eilean, Warwick Folk Festival, Wickham, Boomtown and rounding things off was a lovely weekend in Denmark for the Tønder Festival. Huge thank you to all involved and ofcourse to you if were at one of the shows/festivals!
Our only September outing was a cracker, the Belhaven Brewery 300th Birthday Bash in Dunbar! An amazing line up and beautiful weather made for the perfect end to our summer adventures. Thanks Belhaven!
Heading into Autumn we’ve got a few exciting dates in the pipeline…
This October sees us head back out to Canada. We have a four date run in Ontario (dates below) before we jump in the van and drive to Cape Breton for the wonderful Celtic Colours festival. This year we’re excited to be ‘Artists in Residence’ where we will be doing our own shows, workshops and also getting the opportunity to collaborated with a band that have been a big inspiration for us, the mighty Beolach!
4th The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston ON 5th Marienbad Restaurant/Chaucer’s Pub London ON 6th Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Peterborough ON 8th National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts Ottawa ON 12th Membertou Trade and Convention Centre Membertou NS 13th Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site Cape Breton Island NS 15th Strathspey Performing Arts Centre Mabou NS 17th Inveraray Resort Hotel on Baddeck Bay NS Cape Breton Island NS 18th St Andrews Presbyterian Church Cape Breton Island NS 19th Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre NS
We’re so chuffed that Frenzy of the Meeting has been nominated for ‘Album of The Year’ at the 2019 Scots Trad Music Awards, thank you! It’s been such a strong year for new releases, it’s an honour to be recognised alongside our pals and heroes.
This winter we are heading out to Austria to join this fantastic 3 week tour playing alongside the amazing Friel Sisters and Paul MacKenna. For all the dates and info head over here: www.weltenklang.at
In 2020 it will have been 15 years since we debuted at Celtic Connections and to celebrate we are bringing a special show to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall where we will be joined by past members, key collaborators and some special guests. We’re also excited that the great Seamus Egan will be opening proceedings. Tickets are available now, hope to see you there!
A 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!
“…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.
“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)
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
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)