Brìghde Chaimbeul and Aidan O’Rourke
October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Winner of the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 – piper Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars. A native Gaelic speaker from Sleat, 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 debut album The Reeling has had an extraordinary response since it’s launch at a sold out Celtic Connections show at the start of 2019. It 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. The Reeling was voted one of the 20 Scottish Albums Of The Year by the SAY Awards (out of 293 submissions) and secured a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for Brìghde. Musicians as diverse as Colin Stetson, Sam Amidon and Anna von Hausswolff have expressed their love for the record on social media, and Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys invited Brìghde to collaborate with him and James Yorkston at a special show in Kirkcaldy.
Brìghde is joined on the night by violinist Aidan O’Rourke from experimental folk trio Lau, who also produced the album.
“Simultaneously ancient and modern, profound and direct.”
Folk Album of the Month The Guardian
“A unique, exciting and forward-looking album that sets the bar for 2019 very high indeed.” The Quietus
“Exciting, unusual and gorgeous.” Songlines
“Pure, vital energy… exceptional playing.” Folk Radio
Concession (member, season, unwaged, pensioners) £14
Young person and full-time student £8
Child under primary school age Free