Multi-award winning Scottish contemporary folk band Breabach unite the talents of Megan Henderson (fiddle, vocals), James Lindsay (double bass, vocals), Calum MacCrimmon (bagpipes, whistle, bouzouki, vocals), James Duncan Mackenzie (bagpipes, flute, whistle) and Ewan Robertson (guitar, vocals, cajon).
2020 marks a very special year in the band’s life, their fifteenth anniversary no less. Throughout those fifteen years Breabach have always looked to acknowledge and respect the origins of both the music they play and the roots of the band whilst embracing the future with new ideas, energy and belief. It is these key attributes, combined with hard work and talent, that has seen them develop into one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful folk groups. With six albums under their belt, a multitude of awards and a consistently full touring schedule, quite literally across the world, they look perfectly set to continue to build upon their successes.
Breabach will kick off their anniversary year at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival before flying straight to Australia to play a Burns Night special in the Sydney Opera House. Celebrations are set to continue with a UK wide tour through February and March before they travel to Montreal to reunite once again with their friends and Quebecois superstars Le Vent Du Nord for a one off special concert in the iconic Théâtre Maisonneuve.
With more exciting announcements to come throughout the year be sure to catch them for an extraordinary night of music and song at The Met.
“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.”The Scotsman
“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
“This award-winning band is forging ahead into fresh pastures new with their forward-thinking musical attitude, which flies the proud banner for Gaeldom.”FolkWales Magazine