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Folk Band of the Year Nominees to play at the Civic

The highly accolated folk band from Scotland, Breabach are to play at The Civic this February.

“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman 2017

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.

Last year was a big one for Breabach when they began 2017 as receivers of the Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Folk Band of the Year’ for the second time and ‘Album of the Year’ for their fifth studio album ‘Astar’. A special Celtic Connections show to celebrate the album was held in February in Glasgow’s City Halls and was received with a sell out crowd and 5 star review in the Scotsman.

The momentum continued with nominations for ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and for ‘European Album of the Year’ in the Songlines Music Awards. This was followed by a packed live performance schedule including tours of the UK, Sweden and Canada and an exciting, energetic festival season across Europe.

2018 will see Breabach continuing their adventures across the globe with tours of Australia the UK including their trip to Barnsley to kick things off as well as returning to the studio to record a sixth studio album.

Breabach’s latest album, Astar will feature in the show. 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. Astar is a multicultural celebration, embracing the music of four nations in partnership with their own.

“Astar sees Breabach in an electrifying new phase – one that illustrates the band’s strength and interest in experimentation. Exhilarating, energetic and accomplished Astar is a rare, beautiful treat.” Songlines

Breabach are at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene. You won’t be able to control your toe tapping with their upbeat folk. This is a band at the very top of their game and one not to be missed.

Breabach is at The Civic, Barnsley on 24 February at 8:00pm. Tickets are £13

For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.