Mark Radcliffe presents The Breath

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Last event: Thursday 3 June 2021 at 8pm
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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.  

“Quietly, inexorably, The Breath have become one of the UK’s most exciting folk acts… Only Stories… an acoustic recording that unfolds like a paper flower”
The Financial Times ★★★★★

 

Spacious, nuanced and skilfully crafted… songs performed here are all the more affecting for their simplicity. (‘Only Stories’) has a quiet, shimmering beauty… a treasure.
Evening Standard ★★★★

 

“Two halves of one person… deeply lovely… spectacular songs, beautifully sung”
BBC R2: The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe (live session)

 

“folk roots but different horizons… the jaw-droppingly stunning, woozy voice of Ríoghnach Connolly”
The Guardian ★★★★

 

“Ríoghnach Connolly, a truly fabulous singer… just one of the most intoxicating voices anywhere”
BBC R2: The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe

 

“Let It Calm You Down’… was my favourite original ballad of the year, Ríoghnach Connolly’s voice as tender as the grasp of a child’s hand”
The Guardian, 2018’s Best Folk Albums

 

“exquisite…. Beautiful”
BBC 6Music: Mary Anne Hobbs

 

“utterly beautiful”
BBC Radio London

 

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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