“Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively apart from the pack." Scotsman
Bagpipes are coming to Doha! The energetic Scottish five-piece will deliver a thrilling brand of contemporary folk music. The group has earned international recognition as one of the UK’s most dynamic and influential bands this year and will be performing in a one-of-a-kind concert with Qatari artist Mohamed Al Saegh. This is a unique chance to hear Scottish and Qatari artists jamming together, so don’t miss out!
British Council organised this event with the support of the Scottish government.
All you need to know about Breabach
Often described as the new faces of Scottish Traditional music, their career has already seen them voted ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Live Act’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards as well as being nominated twice as ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The talented band is made up of:
- Calum MacCrimmon (pipes/whistles/ bouzouki)
- Ewan Robertson (guitar/vocals)
- James Mackenzie (pipes/flute/whistles)
- Megan Henderson (fiddle/ vocals/stepdance)
- James Lindsay (double bass).
Have a listen!
Introducing Mohamed Al Saegh
Mohamed Alsaegh will play a selection of traditional music on Qatari musical instruments.
He is one of Qatar’s top musicians and a well-known television actor, playwright, artist and researcher in folk art. He has received numerous festival awards in the Gulf States.
“It is my pleasure to be part of the British Festival: Playing with a traditional Scottish band like Breabach is a privilege and a great opportunity to showcase the cultural dialogue between Qatar and Scotland through music”.
For your enquiry, contact Waseem Kotoub.