Manchester-based alt-folk duo, The Breath – guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer/flautist Ríoghnach Connolly – make their Celtic Connections debut later this month. Their Glasgow performance follows Connolly’s well-deserved win of Folk Singer of The Year and nomination for Best Duo/Group at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Underlined by Ríoghnach’s deeply intoxicating, jaw dropping voice, Stuart’s understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted, heartfelt songs, the pair stunned audiences across the UK in 2019 with their impassioned live shows. Yet it the emotional depth of the songs alongside the remarkable connection that the pair have with their audiences that makes The Breath’s live performance so compelling.
For their first show of 2020, The Breath presents a set of personal songs from their three highly acclaimed albums released on Real World Records. Stripped bare in an acoustic duo setting, expect beguiling storytelling to uplifting anthems.
The Breath perform alongside Ewan McLenan, who, from a BBC Folk Award to his work with Transatlantic Sessions has come to be known as one of the finest troubadours, singer-songwriters and balladeers of his generation. As well as some of the favourites from his previous albums, tonight will feature tracks from his forthcoming album Borrowed Songs.
The Breath performs with Ewan McLennan on 30 January at:
63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB