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New Meetup: Breabach/Kittiwakes

From: Andy
Sent on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 10:48 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for London Folk Music Meetup Group!

What: Breabach/Kittiwakes

When: Thursday, April 15,[masked]:00 PM

Slaughtered Lamb
34-35 Great Sutton Street
London EC!V 0DX

This is a really good double bill.

I 've heard the Kittiwakes quite a few times and have always been impressed.

The Kittiwakes are Kate Denny (vocals, fiddle), Chris Harrison (accordian) and Jill Cumberbatch (fiddle, mandolin, guitar).This talented trio have been playing folk clubs and festivals since 2007 impressing audiences with their exciting live performance and unique sound. Last November they released their widely acclaimed debut album Lofoten Calling - described as, 'Impressive and uniquely compelling.' by FRoots and 'A wonderfully bright and highly original debut.' by BBC Music Online. From shanty-inspired rousing tunes, through intricate three-part harmonies and finely arranged, haunting, Winterset-esque songs, Lofoten Calling displays an acute sense of what's at the heart of the British folk tradition and brings it sailing into the 21st century with an honesty and playfulness that is at once enchanting, touching and irresistible.

'A wonderfully bright and highly original debut.' - BBC Music 'Highly inventive. Lofoten Calling should be compulsory listening on every remote trawler battling on swelling tides.' ***MOJO Absolutely wonderful. I cannot recommend highly enough catching them live if you get the chance' - Folk and Roots Online

And that's only the support act!

Breaback are the headline act.

Nominated in the Scots Trad Music Awards for ?Best Up and Coming Artist? in 2006 and ?Best Folk Band? in 2007 and 2008, Breabach?s huge sound is dominated by the twin Bagpipes of Calum MacCrimmon and Donal Brown. This uncompromising force is complemented by the extraordinary fiddle playing of Patsy Reid and is further supported by the charismatic yet propulsive guitar playing of Ewan Robertson, named BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2008.

After the release of their debut album ?The Big Spree?, 2008 revealed further success with a bounty of UK festival appearances and tours of England, Wales and Western Europe. Having kicked off 2009 in style at Glagsow?s Celtic Connections, Breabach are preparing for their busiest year to date. Having embarked on their UK Spring Tour, the band are looking forward to the recording and release of a widely anticipated second album.

Breabach's enviable musicianship is coupled with a delightful ability to connect with their audience, a combination that has gained the band international recognition as one of Scotland?s leading new acts.

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Hope to see a lot of you there (he said optimistically!)


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