Mark Radcliffe presents The Breath

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The Breath is guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer/flautist, Ríoghnach Connolly.  Based in Manchester their unique take on alt-folk journeys from lush, stirring ditties to uplifting, punch-the-air anthems.  At its heart lies Ríoghnach’s  utterly engaging, stop-you-in-your-tracks voice  and extraordinary storytelling alongside Stuart’s understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted, personal songs.   

The Breath appear tonight presenting material from their two Real World releases, ‘Carry Your Kin’ and ‘Let the Cards Fall’ bewitching collection of honest, heartfelt songs as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post-colonial injustices and grief. Stripped bare in an acoustic setting, it’s the emotional depth of the songs and the remarkable connection the duo share on stage makes the Breath’s live performance so compelling.  

Expect a performance that is “gentle and rolling, mountainous and anthemic and emotionally charged” (fRoots).   Unmissable. 

 

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Reviews

Quietly, inexorably, The Breath have become one of the UK's most exciting folk acts... Only Stories (Let the Cards Fall Revisited).. an acoustic recording that unfolds like a paper flower
an affecting blend …. McCallum provides the grandeur and artifice and Connolly the intimacy and purity
The Breath rolls across the senses like clouds caress low hills – always moving, changing, evolving; and utterly fascinating
Spacious, nuanced and skillfully crafted... songs performed are all the more affecting for their simplicity. (‘Only Stories’) has a quiet, shimmering beauty... a treasure
Deeply lovely... spectacular songs, beautifully sung
Folk roots but different horizons... the jaw-droppingly stunning, woozy voice of Ríoghnach Connolly
My favourite original ballad of the year, Ríoghnach Connolly’s voice as tender as the grasp of a child’s hand

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