A Night Out with Breabach

A Warwick Folk Festival and The Fleece Bretforton presentation.

Breabach (Dùsgadh) – Virtual Show
Sunday 21st Feb, 8pm, £12

With winter weather and the lockdown keeping most of us from leaving the home, the Festival is offering a ‘night out’ to look forward to without even having to get up from your sofa.

Scottish folk favourites Breabach will be stopping off on their virtual tour of the nation later this month and here’s how you can enjoy what promises to be a memorable evening.

Dùsgadh, which means awakening, is an exciting new collaboration between Scottish Bafta-winning animator Cat Bruce and the  internationally renowned, multi-award winning folk group.

This unique and innovative project takes the form of an animated film with an original score. Based on ‘The Sea Maiden’ a folklore tale collected by John Francis Campbell, the film is available to view in Gaelic and English, narrated by renowned tradition bearer Margaret Bennet.

It features a soundtrack comprising five new pieces of music, one from each of Breabach’s five members. It is a powerful and poignant piece of work conceived and delivered throughout a turbulent and challenging year for the arts; all music was written, recorded and produced individually, from home.

The hour long ‘evening with’ presentation – which starts at 8.00 – features behind the scenes footage and unseen live performances as well as a question and answer session hosted by BBC Radio Scotland broadcaster and musician Anna Massie.

Breabach – current holders of BBC Scots Album of the year award – are Megan Henderson (Fiddle, Vocals, Step Dance), James Lindsay (Double Bass, Moog, Percussion, Vocals), Calum MacCrimmon (Highland Bagpipes, Whistle, Bouzouki, Vocals), Conal McDonagh (Highland/Uilleann Bagpipes, Whistle, Flute, Vocals) and Ewan Robertson (Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Vocals, Cajon).

Ewan Robertson said “It’s been a great process to work with Cat again and to connect with the band, even although we’ve been doing most of it remotely. We are really pleased with this and looking forward to sharing it with audiences”

Warwick Folk Festival, in partnership with The Fleece Inn at Bretforton,  will stream the show on Sunday, February 21st and ticket buyers will be sent a time-limited ticket to watch either on their TV, PC or mobile device.

Tickets are already being snapped up so sign up to be part of this great evening on myplayer here.