Saturday, 24 February 2024, 8.00pm
Added by Amy Donaghey

Saturday 24 February | 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Tickets £20 full, £18 concession
This event takes place in our Auditorium with an unreserved tiered seating

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

Singer/flautist Ríoghnach Connolly and Manchester-based guitarist Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of The Breath. Born out of Manchester’s fertile music scene they mix Irish folk influences with mesmerizing guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly’s soulful vocals are interwoven into the electronic fabric of McCallum’s distinctive sound-world. In turns hypnotic, lush, powerfully raw and raucously punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly’s raw songs and soul cleansing vocals.

The Breath have released three albums on Peter Gabriel’s Real World label, their most recent ‘Land of My Other’ featuring ten original tracks of raw, gorgeous, acoustic-minded music.

Connolly received an RTÉ Folk Award nomination for Best Folk Singer and won Folk Singer Of The Year at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for which the duo were also nominated as Best Duo/Group. This promises to be an outstanding evening of sublime music which will stop your heart in its tracks.

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Added by Amy Donaghey on 21 December 2023

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