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The Breath is Stuart McCallum (ex-member of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. Born out of Manchester’s fertile music scene they mix Irish folk influences with mesmerizing guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly's soulful vocals are interwoven into the electronic fabric of McCallum’s distinctive soundworld. In turns hypnotic, lush, powerfully raw and raucously punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly’s raw songs and soul cleansing vocals.

Drawing on the influences of traditional Irish folk song, Connolly’s original lyrics pour forth from her own life in a torrent of meaning. She sings songs of birth and death, women’s rights, first love, the call of motherhood, the death of men at sea and post-colonial wrongs. All delivered with compelling emotional honesty and a raw urgency as McCallum, Ellis and Flowers delve deeply into the spaces between rock, ambient, folk and jazz to deliver a powerfully hypnotic accompaniment that moves from chilled soundscapes to rocking anthems. Recorded in Manchester and at Real World Studios and mixed by sound guru Tchad Blake, The Breath’s debut album ‘Carry Your Kin’ is released on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records in April 2016.

The Breath Dates & Tickets

19:00

Tuesday

13 Dec

2016

Old Fire Station Carlisle

The Breath + Kirk McElhinney

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19:00

Wednesday

14 Dec

2016

Clitheroe The Grand

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19:00

Friday

16 Dec

2016

Barton upon Humber Ropery Hall

The Breath + Kirk McElhinney

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19:30

Sunday

18 Dec

2016

Manchester Band on the Wall

The Breath + Kirk McElhinney

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19:00

Tuesday

24 Jan

2017

Echoes, London

The Breath + Kirk McElhinney

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19:00

Wednesday

25 Jan

2017

Echoes, London

The Breath + Kirk McElhinney

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19:00

Thursday

26 Jan

2017

St Mary In The Castle Hastings

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