The acclaimed quartet Breabach are one of the most diverse and inventive bands to have emerged from the Scottish folk scene in recent years. Having appeared at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival for the past two years, the band will perform favourites from their previous album along with material from their new album, Desperate Battle of the Birds. Nominated in the Scots Trad Music Awards for 'Best Folk Band' in 2007 and 2008, Breabach's huge sound is dominated by the twin Bagpipes of Calum MacCrimmon and Donal Brown. This uncompromising force is complemented by the extraordinary fiddle playing of Patsy Reid and is further supported by the charismatic and propulsive guitar playing of Ewan Robertson, named 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 Roberston and Patsy Reid share the vocal duties whilst multi-instrumentalists Calum MacCrimmon and Donal Brown alternate between pipes, flute, whistle, bouzouki and step-dance. One by one, these musical gems are unleashed like musical artillery, and to breathtaking effect!
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