Breabach - The Desperate Battle Of The Birds

Breabach - The Desperate Battle Of The Birds

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Winner of the 2013 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards Live Act Of The Year.

Winner of the 2012 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards Scottish Folk Band Of The Year.

(April 2010) 11 tracks (52 mins): Father Michael's * Baby Broon's * Greenfields * The Desperate Battle * Rescue Me * Clueless * Shoals Of Herring * Scott Drive * The Morning Lies Heavy * The Waterhorse's Lament * Good Drying

Second album from the award-winning young group of instrumental musicians and singers - Calum MacCrimmon (Highland pipes, whistle, bouzouki), Patsy Reid (fiddle, vocals), Donal Brown (Highland pipes, wooden flute, stepdancing), Ewan Robertson (guitar, vocals) and James Lindsay (double bass).

Breabach are one of the most inventive and diverse bands to have emerged from the Scottish folk scene in recent years. From their foot-stomping reels to their heartwarming delivery of songs, there can be no doubt why Breabach has become a household name for many on the folk and roots music scene.

Nominated in the Scots Trad Music Awards for Best Up And Coming Artist in 2006 and Best Folk Band in both 2007 and 2008, Breabach’s sound is dominated by the twin bagpipes of Calum MacCrimmon and Donal Brown. This uncompromising force is complemented by the fiddle playing of Patsy Reid and is further supported by the propulsive guitar playing of Ewan Robertson (BBC Young Traditional Musician Of The Year 2008).

As one of the most versatile outfits to grace the folk scene, Breabach never fail to impress their audience with their collective charm and talents. Ewan Robertson and Patsy Reid share the vocal duties whilst multi-instrumentalists Calum MacCrimmon and Donal Brown alternate between pipes, flute, whistle, bouzouki and step-dance.

Breabach's enviable musicianship is coupled with a delightful ability to connect with their audience, a combination that has gained the band international recognition as one of Scotland's leading new acts. After the release of their debut album The Big Spree, a bounty of UK festival appearances and tours followed, of England, Wales and Western Europe, including Glasgow’s Celtic Connections.

"Stirring tunes and top notch songs... There will be few who can sit still when listening to these brilliant tunes, brilliantly played..." (Living Tradition)

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