Brìghde Chaimbeul with Aidan O’Rourke | 17 April

Friday 17 April 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

‘It feels simultaneously ancient and modern, profound and direct, led by the peculiar, beautiful sound of the smallpipes.’ Guardian

Brìghde Chaimbeul – The Reeling – out now

Out now: The Reeling by Brighde Chaimbeul The Reeling was recorded in the historic East Church in Cromarty, on the Black Isle. These largely traditional Scottish and Bulgarian tunes were performed by Brìghde on the Scottish smallpipes. She was joined on the recording by violinist Aidan O’Rourke from Lau, who also produced the album, Radie Peat from Lankum on concertina, and singer and piper Rona Lightfoot contributing canntaireachd.Buy it on vinyl and CD here:

Posted by River Lea on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

‘In a highlight of early 2019 releases, Hebridean piper Brìghde Chaimbeul gives Scottish folk a startlingly contemporary feel.’ The Quietus

Winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards Up and Coming nominee, Skye piper Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars.

SEALL is delighted to welcome her back to Skye for an intimate performance accompanied on fiddle by Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke (2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year and the Scots Trad Music Awards 2011 composer of the year) who produced Brìghde’s critically-acclaimed debut album The Reeling.

A native Gaelic speaker, Brìghde’s 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.

Mark Radcliffe of BBC Radio 2 described her playing as ‘mesmerising’, and Tim Chipping of renowned music magazine, fRoots as ‘exceptional’. She has collaborated with many established artists over the years, most recently including Ross Ainslie, Radie Peat, Aidan O’ Rourke, Carlos Nunez, Martin Green.


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