Join Ross chatting with Calum MacCrimmon from 12 noon and midnight on Saturday, and 6pm on Monday.
Breabach are Calum MacCrimmon, Megan Henderson, Ewan Robertson, James Duncan Mackenzie and James Lindsay.
One of the most celebrated and successful Scottish folk bands of recent times, Beabach command the stage with flare, charisma and a sound that is as expansive as it is distinct. Powered by double bagpipes, flute and fiddle, this uncompromising force is further fueled by the tight groove of double bass, guitar and step-dance. Their enviable musicianship and adaptability is elegantly displayed through the thoughtful arrangement and delivery of songs. A repertoire that effortlessly fuses the traditional and contemporary underlines their commitment and passion for their musical heritage but also displays a willingness to explore and challenge boundaries.
Recent line up changes have given the band a new edge, energy and focus, and with increasing popularity and fast growing international recognition it is little wonder Breabach received nominations for ‘Best Group’ at both the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the Scots Trad Music Awards simultaneously.
Dynamic, fun, and extremely talented , Breabach have found yet another gear and continue on their trajectory to the very top of the trad and roots music scene.
“…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)