A double bill of the best new Celtic artists
Harmonious brotherhood, brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland.
Expect harmony rich folk music, singing in Irish and English and accompanying themselves on violin, bouzouki, guitar and mandolin, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960’s folk revival.
Nominated ‘Best Traditional Track’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
“They remind me of my first days at ‘Les Cousins’ in Soho in 1965… Ye Vagabonds are a modern expression of a tradition that is truly robust and important to these islands.” Roy Harper
Since winning the BBC Radio Young Folk Award in 2016, exceptional Skye piper Brighde Chaimbeul (a Scottish Gaelic name pronounced Bree-CHU (as in “church”) Campbell)
has captured the attention of audiences across the country with her fresh and versatile sound.
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 Bulgarian, Cape Breton and Irish.
“exceptional musician” Tim Chipping, fRoots Magazine
“mesmerising piper” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Her debut album, The Reeling, was released this year, featuring traditional Scottish and Bulgarian tunes recorded live without overdubs in the historic East Church in Cromarty, on the Black Isle.
“A talent beyond her years.” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
“Simultaneously ancient and modern, profound and direct.”
Folk Album of the Month – The Guardian