The Breath

11th Aug 2023 7:30pm

“singer-songwriter duo The Breath is acclaimed guitar whiz, Stuart McCallum (ex-Cinematic Orchestra) and singer/flautist Ríoghnach Connolly (BBC Folk Award winner for ‘Folk Singer Of The Year’). At the heart of their contemporary alt-folk sound is Connolly’s jaw-dropping voice, stirring and deeply personal storytelling with a smattering of mischievous humour, alongside Stuart’s understated brilliance and perfectly measured guitar. Widely acclaimed for their powerful live shows, they perform stripped bare in an acoustic setting allowing the emotional depth of their performances to shine through.”

Quietly, inexorably, The Breath have become one of the … most exciting folk acts… Only Stories… an acoustic recording that unfolds like a paper flower' The Financial Times ★★★★★

'raw, soulful, often mesmeric, richly textured and lushly constructed…versatile persuasive vocals' Mojo

'an affecting blend …. McCallum provides the grandeur and artifice and Connolly the intimacy and purity' Uncut

'The Breath rolls across the senses like clouds caress low hills – always moving, changing, evolving; and utterly fascinating' Folk

'folk roots but different horizons… the jaw-droppingly stunning, woozy voice of Ríoghnach Connolly' The Guardian “