Scottish five-piece Breabach are taking a whole new approach to audience participation, inviting fans and those in the fiddle community to bring their violins to their shows and receive discounted entry.
Breabach are heading to Australia after spending 2017 touring around the UK, Sweden, and Canada in support of their fifth album, Astar. Their contemporary folk style has been widely praised, with the band receiving ‘European Album of the Year’ at the Songlines Music Awards and ‘Album of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
Breabach are now reaching out to the Aussie fiddler community and offering discounted ticket prices to anyone who brings their fiddle along to any of their shows in Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane. While they haven’t shared any details about what will happen once the crowd of fiddlers descends on each venue, we can only hope that Breabach are planning some seriously impressive (and well populated) trad sessions.
Breabach Australian Tour
Thursday March 15: Chudleigh Hall, Chudleigh, TAS
Friday March 16: Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Saturday March 17 – Sunday March 18: Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Wednesday March 21: No5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday March 22: Django Bar, Marrickville, NSW
Saturday March 24: Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC
Sunday March 25: Martians Bar and Cafe, Dean’s Marsh, VIC
Wednesday March 28: Murrah Hall, Murrah, NSW
Thursday March 29 – Monday April 2: National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday April 3: Spiegeltent Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday April 4: Uralla Gompa, Uralla, NSW
Thursday April 5: Old Museum, Bowen Hills, QLD
Friday April 6: Eatonsville Hall (Plunge Festival), Eatonsville, NSW
Saturday April 7: Ex Services Club Mullumbimby, Mullumbimby, NSW
Visit Breabach's website for tickets to their 2018 Australian tour.