Scotland’s Brìghde Chaimbeul is making a mark on the global stage not only showcasing at WOMEX last month but also opening the prestigious COP26 summit in Glasgow recently. Growing up in a musical family in Sleat on the Isle of Skye, she was no stranger to the sound of the pipes, and indeed the sound of music at home. Brìghde has devised a completely new way of arranging for pipe music that emphasises the rich textural drones of the smallpipes; the constancy of sound that creates a trance-like quality in the tunes.
Her debut album ‘The Reeling’ has had an extraordinary response since it’s launch at a sold out Celtic Connections show at the start of 2019. It was named as Folk Album Of The Month by The Guardian, given five star reviews in both fRoots and Songlines, lavished with praise by BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and listed as one of The Quietus’s Albums Of The Year. The Reeling was voted one of the 20 Scottish Albums Of The Year by the Say Awards (out of 293 submissions) and secured a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award win for Brìghde.
“Simultaneously ancient and modern, profound and direct.” Folk Album of the Month – The Guardian
Touring 20-22 May 2022 (with Aidan O’Rourke) + available for Festivals solo & duo 2022.