Breabach with special guest, Elisabeth Flett
Saturday 17th May 8pm
A tantalising prospect awaits us for Letham Nights on Saturday 17th May when our great friends the mighty Breabach take to the stage. Over the past few years they have amassed a string of impressive national awards and accolades. Just crowned Best Live Act at the 2013 Trad Awards & nominated for Band of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the BBC Scots Trad Awards, the band have recently released their 3rd album Urlar. They have also just returned from touring NZ & Oz as part of the Boomerang Project – a collaborative venture that saw them play Sydney Opera House and will culminate in a major performance in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
One of the most celebrated and successful Scottish folk bands of recent times, Breabach 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-dancing from the amazing Megan Henderson.
The band have supported Letham Nights since its inception in 2008 and singer Ewan Robertson was one of the first acts to take to the stage in our fledgling venue. He brought in a capacity crowd and gave us the confidence to keep going. Can’t wait to have him back!
Take a listen to this mouth-watering clip then tell us you don’t want to come!
And here’s what the press say….
“Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively apart from the pack.” Scotsman
“How catalyzing Scottish traditions with contemporary creative imagination should be done” Scotsman
“Breabach are the most compelling and exciting big stage traditional Scottish band around; the line-up changes haven’t altered the dynamics at all with the twin pipes, step dancing, beautiful ballads and effortless charm all still in place.” - Neil Pearson, Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Supporting on the night will be an amazing young artist from Auchtermuchty, Elisabeth Flett, whose fiddle playing at the age of only 17 demonstrates a virtuosity way beyond her years. Elisabeth is a highly talented multi-instrumentalist and was an impressive entrant last year to our U18 competition for new local talent. She will provide an exciting opening set of mesmerising and intricate tunes.
Take a sneek peek here:
DON’T MISS IT!!
Don’t forget that the Clap and Tipple bar will be on hand to quench your thirst and tickle your tastebuds