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image for Music - Folk item typeColchester Folk Club: Breabach at Colchester Arts Centre

Music - Folk, Mon 6 Feb 2017, £10-£12

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

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Colchester Arts Centre

01206 500900

Address

Church Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1NF

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Voted ‘Best Live Act 2013’ &’Best Folk Band 2012‘ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and twice nominated ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; Scottish five-piece Breabach 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 exciting bands.

After a whirlwind five years traversing the globe, Breabach are delighted to present their fifth studio album, Astar (tr. distance/journey). Released on 11th March 2016, it is inspired by the people and places they have encountered, iconic venues and festivals performed at and the exciting, at times groundbreaking, collaborations they have been involved in. These experiences have brought new shape to their sound whilst simultaneously strengthening their identity. Astar is a multicultural celebration, embracing the music of four nations in partnership with their own. The band have invited friends from Norway, Quebec, Australia and New Zealand to be part of this recording, all of which has been brought to life under the guidance and production of Greg Lawson.

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). Since launching their career as winners of the Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2005 the band have steadily moved from strength to strength, picking up accolades and performing at esteemed events along the way.

“Intriguingly distinctive, confident of purpose and rich in dynamic drama” Songlines
“Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively apart from the pack.” Scotsman

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Support: Richard Byers
Richard sings and plays traditional songs and songs that draw on the tradition. A founding member of the Bury Folk Collective, he has performed widely in Folk clubs, concerts and at festivals.
soundcloud.com/richard-byers

Tickets £12 / £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Mon 6 Feb 2017 19:45

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Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

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Colchester Arts Centre is based in a converted church situated in Church Street which lies off Head Street in the town centre.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality