Scottish folk favourites Breabach closed 2019 by winning the coveted BBC Scotland Traditional Music album of the year and looked forward to celebrating their 15th anniversary in a busy 2020.
Throughout those 15 years the band have always looked to acknowledge and respect the origins of both the music they play and the roots of the band whilst embracing the future with new ideas, energy and belief. It is these key attributes, combined with hard work and talent, that has seen them develop into one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful folk groups with six albums under their belt, a multitude of awards and a consistently full touring schedule, quite literally across the world.
The band started their anniversary year by teaming up with Glenturret, who distilled a special single cask 15 year-old single malt in celebration. They then headed off to Australia to perform at the iconic Sydney Opera House, returning for a UK wide tour through February and March before the world became a very different place.
The band spent lockdown writing Dùsagadh, five new pieces of music put to animation by BAFTA award winning Cat Bruce. This ‘virtually' toured 19 venues and festivals in the UK (including Selby Town Hall) with proceeds split between both the band and participating venues/festivals.
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).