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Brighde Chaimbeul and Aidan O’Rourke

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Brighde Chaimbeul and Aidan O’Rourke

Please note this show has been rescheduled to Wednesday 20 January 2021 8pm. The event was originally advertised as taking place on Wednesday 22 April 2020.Winner of the ‘Horizon Award’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019, Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars. A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of piping traditions such as from Cape Breton, Eastern Europe and Ireland.

Her 2019 debut album The Reeling was named as ‘Folk Album Of The Month’ by The Guardian, given five star reviews in both fRoots and Songlines, lavished with praise by BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and listed as one of The Quietus’ ‘Albums Of The Year So Far’.

She was joined on the recording by violinist Aidan O’Rourke (Lau), who also produced the album, Radie Peat (Lankum) on concertina, and the pioneering 82-year-old singer and piper Rona Lightfoot contributing canntaireachd (a phonetic singing tradition used to teach pipe tunes, meaning ‘chanting’ in Gaelic). Working closely with Aidan O’Rourke, Brìghde has devised a completely new way of arranging for pipe music that emphasises the rich textural drones of the smallpipes; the constancy of sound that creates a trance-like quality in the tunes.

Brìghde has collaborated with many established artists over the years, including Ross Ainslie, John McSherry, Paul Meehan, Aidan O’Rourke, Carlos Nunez, Martin Green, and Allan MacDonald.

‘Simultaneously ancient and modern, profound and direct.’
The Guardian


  • Wed 20 Jan 2021 8pm £15/£12

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