MONDAY 6 July
THE BREATH LIVE ON 6TH JULY,
The Breath is guitarist Stuart McCallum and Armagh-born singer/flautist Ríoghnach Connolly.
Based in Manchester, they met on the city’s gig circuit several years ago. An unlikely pairing though it was – she a folk singer, loud and brash and member of Afro Celt Sound System, he an acclaimed jazz guitarist and member of Cinematic Orchestra. Their connection was immediate; they formed The Breath, a duo to present their own, personal songs and their unique take on alt-folk.
For The Breath, it’s all about the song. Connolly writes the only way she knows how; a spontaneous stream of consciousness giving rise to naked, heartfelt songs as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as post-colonial injustices and grief. But it’s her impassioned storytelling and stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, coupled with Stuart’s understated brilliance that lies at the heart of their compelling live shows.
For this special Artist Lockdown performance, The Breath will perform a selection of songs from their acclaimed catalogue and unveil brand new music.