“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman *****
2017 was a fascinating year for Breabach. The end of 2016 saw them win the Scots Trad awards, taking away two titles Folk Band of the Year ‚ and Album of the Year. They went on to be finalists in the Uk wide BBC Radio 2 awards as Band of the Year and in Songlines Magazine as European album of the year.
The album was celebrated with a packed performance in the City Halls during the Celtic Connections festival where many of the collaborators on the album made the journey to Glasgow earning the show five star reviews.
With and increasingly mature repertoire and live performance the band continue to build their reputation of being at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene.
Their unique musicianship combining twin bagpipes, fiddle, mandolin, bass and guitar with Gaelic vocals and step dance has won them fans across the globe and saw a summer packed full of European festival appearances. Germany, France, Sweden and Italy have all been visited with their writing skills being utilised by the Mozartina festival in Gdansk to incorporate Mozart into their set!
Closing last year with a three week tour of Canada the band are enjoying a busy 2018 with tours of the Uk and Australia before heading into the studio to record their next album, before coming to St Mary's Music Hall to play on the first of November.
Josh Geffin is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Dorset now based in
London. Known for his inventive fingerpicking guitar style and poetic lyrics, he has
been performing on the London folk scene since the mid-2000s. He has released
two records of original songs and an EP of traditional folk songs entitled Rocks Of
Bawn, with an instrumental album forthcoming in 2018.
“A fine new voice in an honourable British tradition of folk-based singer-
“The EP contains remarkable depth and gravity for just five tracks” Bright Young
“Simply beautiful ... full of acoustic grandness” Maverick