Breabach unite the talents of Megan Henderson (Fiddle, Vocals), James Lindsay (Double Bass, Vocals), Calum MacCrimmon (Bagpipes, Whistle, Bouzouki, Vocals), Conal McDonagh (Bagpipes, Whistle) and Ewan Robertson (Guitar, Vocals, Cajon).
Their 15-year adventure has included live performances from Sydney Opera House to Central Park NY. They have racked up an impressive array of accolades including five Scots Trad Music Awards, nominations as ‘Best Group’ in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and ‘European Album of the Year’ in The Songlines Music Awards.
Acknowledging and respecting the origins of both the music they play and the roots of the band whilst embracing the future with new ideas, energy and belief is a key attribute of the band and has remained a constant theme throughout their 15 years.
The band spent 2020 writing Dùsagadh, five new pieces of music put to animation by BAFTA award winning Cat Bruce. This ‘virtually’ toured 19 venues/festivals in the UK in February and March 2021, with proceeds split between both the band and participating venues/festivals.
‘…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
‘As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.’ The Scotsman ★★★★★