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Breabach Concert

July 9, 2015 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

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Canadian Coast to Coast Summer tour 2015

Intriguingly distinctive, confident of purpose and rich in dynamic drama”- Songlines magazine

The breadth of this album is entrancing”- Folkwords

Voted ‘Best Live Act 2013’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and twice nominated ‘Best Band’ at the 2011

& 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Scottish band Breabach bring their music to Canada this summer – a

chiming herald of Scottish folk being embraced by a new generation. The energetic five-piece deliver a

thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the

world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and influential bands.

The last two highly successful years have seen the band traverse the globe with notable performances at

the Sydney Opera House, New Zealand’s Womad Festival, Central Park NY, and tours in the Middle

East, Asia, Europe & the UK. In summer 2014 the band presented the ground breaking, cross cultural

collaboration ‘Boomerang’ (a celebration of Aboriginal Australian, Maori and Scottish indigenous culture) at

the Glasgow Commonwealth Games to critical acclaim.

Having previously visited Canada for such high-profile events as the Edmonton, Winnipeg & Vancouver

Island Folk Festivals, Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours and a tour of Quebec (performing alongside

Quebecois maestros Le Vent Du Nord) the band are very excited to get the opportunity to once again take

their music to Canadian audiences. The tour will see them crossing the country, coast to coast, visiting a

number of festivals whilst also spending time connecting with family; Calum MacCrimmon has roots in

Western Canada as well as Scotland. The band are also planning to visit Woodville, Ontario where the

MacCrimmon’s (descending from the legendary piper Donald Ruadh) settled having left their home in the

Isle of Skye in the early 19th Century.

Breabach unite the talent of Calum MacCrimmon (pipes/whistles/bouzouki/vocals), Ewan Robertson (guitar/

vocals), James Mackenzie (pipes/flute/whistles), Megan Henderson (fiddle/vocals/stepdance) and James

Lindsay (double bass). From launching their career as winners of an Open Stage Award at Celtic

Connections 2005, Breabach’s star has been steeply on the rise, an ascent that continues with the release

of their fourth album, Ùrlar. 2015 will see the band go from strength to strength with work beginning on

album five – expect to hear previews of this exciting new material whilst on tour.

www.breabach.com

“How catalyzing Scottish traditions with contemporary creative imagination should be done”- Scotsman

“A richly textured, highly crafted & engaging album & Breabach are magnificent live.”- Roots

Tour Dates

June

23 – 25th : Festival of Small Halls, PEI

www.smallhalls.com

26 – 28th : Festival de Chants de Vielles, QC

www.chantsdevielles.com

July

1st : DeCoste Entertainment Centre, Pictou, NS

www.decostecentre.ca

2 – 4th : Stan Rogers Folk Festival, NS

www.stanfest.com

5th : Granville Green, Port Hawkesbury, NS

www.granvillegreen.ca

9th : Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON

www.roythomson.com

11 – 12th : Sunfest, London, ON

www.sunfest.on.ca

16th : Harrison Festival, Harrison Hot Springs, BC

www.harrisonfestival.com

18 – 19th : Vancouver Folk Music Festival, BC

thefestival.bc.ca

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Online

Website: www.breabach.com

Bandcamp www.breabach.bandcamp.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/breabach

Twitter: www.twitter.com/breabach

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/breabach

YouTube: www.youtube.com/breabachofficial

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Bookings

(Canada/USA)

STEVE BUTLER Agent

Paquin Artists Agency Toronto • Winnipeg

206B – 219 Dufferin Street • Toronto, Canada • M6K 3J1

T +1.416.962.8885 F +1.416.962.3331

www.paquinartistsagency.com

(UK/International)

LISA WHYTOCK Agent

Active Events

The Courtyard, 22 Hayburn Steet, Partick, Glasgow, G11 6DG, Scotland

E lisa@nullactiveevents.org.uk T +44 141 337 2062

www.activeevents.org.uk

Press & Media (UK/International)

JAMES LINDSAY

E breabach@nullyahoo.co.uk / jameslindsaybass@nullgmail.com

T +44 (0) 7904847251

BOB BUCHAN

E bob.buchan@nullbtinternet.com

www.breabach.com


Details

Date:
July 9, 2015
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Venue

Roy Thompson Hall

60 Simcoe St

Toronto,

Ontario

M5J 2H5

Canada

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Phone:
(416) 872-4255