Breabach Are Back
Scotland’s award-winning band ‘Breabach’ returns to Oz
this November with New Single ‘Scotland’s Winter’
Out Fri 7 Nov via The Planet Company
Friday 21st November, Fiddle Club Workshop: Simply for Strings, Red Hill, Brisbane, Qld. Tickets $29
Saturday 22 November, Trinity Hall, 9 Church Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Qld. Tickets $35
Following the roaring success of their early 2014 Australian and New Zealand tour, the five vibrant young performers from Scotland’s award-winning band Breabach return to Oz for a limited tour in November 2014. It promises to be in high spirits as in breaking news, Breabach’s double bass player James Lindsay was announced earlier this month as winner of Edinburgh’s 2014 Martyn Bennett Prize for composition. The band are bringing to Australia their new single ‘Scotland’s Winter’, from their forthcoming release ‘Bann’, with the new album and band to drop on our shores in early 2015.
Described as the new face of Scottish Traditional music, Breabach’s second journey to Australia this year comes off the heels of their worldwide 2014 tour of new album Ùrlar. This time around they will hit Melbourne’s The Spotted Mallard (Tue 18th Nov), Brisbane’s Trinity Hall (Sat 22nd Nov) and Sydney’s Homeground 2014 (Sun 23rd Nov).
“Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively apart from the pack.” – Scotsman ****
“Tempos are often exhilarating, & the ensemble interplay is fiery. The colours & textures are beautifully layered but spaciously uncluttered lending the Breabach sound a depth & definition that only strengthens its impact.” – Songlines ****
Breabach have established themselves amongst the very best folk and roots groups in the UK having being named 2012’s ‘Best Folk Band’ & 2013’s ‘Best Live Act’ at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Even more recently the band has been nominated as ‘Best Group’ at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and ‘European Folk Group of the Year’ at the German Folk Awards.
The haunting strains of twin bagpipes have become a defining signature of Breabach – a chiming herald of Scottish folk being embraced by a new generation. They are often described as the new faces of Scottish Traditional music. The energetic five-piece deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music and those who have seen their live show will see why the group has earned international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and influential bands.
“How catalyzing Scottish traditions with contemporary creative imagination should be done” – Scotsman
“a richly textured, highly crafted & engaging album &Breabach are magnificent live.” – Froots
“the quintet focused on traditional Scottish and highland tunes…the duels between the wind and violins were the sizzling highlights of their set, which ended in a rattle of miked-up highland dancing. It’s a slightly more modern take on the highland tradition that’s delightfully put together by this ensemble of young musicians.” – The AU Review