Thu 25 October
Thu 25 October
7:30PM £15, £13, £6 for under 15
Claire Hastings is a folksinger/songwriter and ukulele player performing songs of humour and poignancy, passion and social history “with a voice as fresh and clear as a Scots spring morning” The Living Tradition
Originally from Dumfries, Claire was named BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015. Since winning the title, her performance highlights include BBC Proms in the Park, BBC Music Day (where she sang alongside Lulu, Jamie Cullum and Deacon Blue) and the Orkney Folk Festival. Her debut album Between River and Railway has been greeted by huge critical acclaim.
“Between River and Railway…an album that touches the soul, and lifts the heart” Neil McFadyen, Folk Radio
£16, £14, £6 for under 15
Breabach continue to build their reputation of being at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene with performances across the world throughout 2018.
The band who won BBC Scotland Album of the Year 2016 for their last album ‘Astar’ also clinched Band of the Year at the same awards. Their unique musicianship combining twin bagpipes, fiddle, mandolin, bass and guitar with Gaelic vocals and step dance has won them fans across the globe and saw them once again nominated as finalists in both the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the Songlines Music Awards.
Having traversed the world, Breabach who have appeared at festivals and venues ranging from Sydney Opera House to Central Park NY will perform as part of a UK tour where audiences can hear firm favourites and be some of the very first to hear material from the new album.
“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman *****