Breabach

Breabach

BandFolkCeltic

We are identifiably Scottish. Two sets of bagpipes, fiddle, singing, flute, guitar, double bass and step dancing gives us a fiery and furious live sound that has everyone up cheering and dancing. Our lead singer, Ewan Robertson is the BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year 2008.

Biography

Breabach are the one of the most talked about acts on the Scottish folk scene. Their innovative celtic style, blending double bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, song and Scottish stepdance, brings to the stage, flare, excitement and diversity rarely seen from such a young group. Enviable musicianship coupled with a delightful ability to connect with their audience has gained Breabach international recognition as one of Scotland’s leading new acts.

Breabach were nominated for ‘Best Up and Coming Act’ in 2006 and most recently for ‘Best Folk Band’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2007. 2007 also saw the release of their debut album ‘The Big Spree’ under Vertical records and a hugely successful ‘Tune-up’ Tour throughout October.
Band member Ewan Robertson was crowned BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in January 2008 and the band are looking forward to another busy year, making music.
"…stirring tunes and top notch songs…there will be few who can sit still when listening to these brilliant tunes, brilliantly played.” (Debbie Koritsas, Living Tradition)

Discography

The Big Spree (debut album)
Tradtunes.com had us in their top 5 downloads last month
We are played regularly on BBC Radio Scotland (Travelling Folk, Reel Blend, Pipeline)
We were in the top 20 tracks on CKUA's Celtic Pipeline last year (Canada)

Set List

We have played sets as short as 15 minutes and as long as 2 hours. Here is a common setlist for a 45min performance:
Good Drying (fiery set of reels as seen on BBC2's Celtic Connections programme
Cockerel in the Creel
Rolling Hills of the Borders
Last Tango in Harris (3:30)
The Kilt is my Delight(3:45)
I've Endured (3:00)
Kilbowie Cottage
Caber Feidh