The Breath – live dates go on

The Breath

Despite the government’s announcement of continuing restrictions and social distancing measures until July 19th, The Breath are delighted to announce their July shows will go on!

The alt-folk duo – guitar whiz Stuart McCallum and Irish singer/flautist, Ríoghnach Connolly – are excited to be performing once again to in-the-flesh audiences with four dates in July, culminating in sold out shows at Kings Place, London, before embarking on further summer shows.

Based in Manchester, the singer-songwriter duo are renowned for their live performances driven by Ríoghnach’s extraordinary, jaw-dropping voice and powerful storytelling that is honest, stirring and deeply personal, yet with more than a hint of humour.  With Sturt’s understated brilliance and perfectly measured guitar they perform stripped bare in an acoustic setting allowing the emotional depth of their performances to shine through.  Yet it is the remarkable connection they share with their audience that makes The Breath’s live performance so compelling.

For their 2021 shows, The Breath perform a career-spanning set of their exquisitely crafted songs that journey from beguiling ditties to punch-the-air anthems alongside brand-new music.  In May 2021, The Breath release two songs – Something on Your Mind’ and ‘Remembering Mountains’ that celebrates the 50th anniversary of 60’s folk singer Karen Dalton’s final studio album In My Own Time.

Their set follows their 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for Best Duo/Group and Ríoghnach’s award for Folk Singer of The Year.


WOODBRIDGE  Folk at the Froize
Froize Freehouse, The Street, Chillesford, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3PU 7.30pm, More Info here

Saturday 3rd July
FROME Silk Mill Studios
The Silk Mill, Merchants Barton, Saxonvale, Frome, BA11 1PT 7.30pm More Info here

Sunday 4th July
CORSHAM Pound Arts Centre
The Pound, Pound Pill, Corsham, SN13 9HX,  7.30pm More Info here

Thursday 8th July
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG 6pm & 8pm More Info here

August Onwards

Sat         14 Aug  Knutsford Music Festival               Knutsford

Sat         21 Aug  Purbeck Valley Folk Festival         Wareham

Sun         5 Sept    Gate to Southwell Festival            Southwell

Fri           10 Sept Bromyard Folk Festival                  Bromyard

Thurs     7 Oct     Focus Wales                                     Wrexham

Fri           22 Oct   Manchester Folk Festival              Manchester

Sun         14-Nov  The Live Room                                 Saltaire

Sun         21-Nov  St Marys Hall                                    Whitstable

Artists’ website:

‘Something On Your Mind’ – official video:

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