The Breath is guitarist Stuart McCallum and BBC Folk Award winner, singer Ríoghnach Connolly. Based in Manchester their unique, contemporary take on alt-folk journeys from lush, beguiling storytelling to uplifting, punch-the-air anthems. At its heart is Rioghnach’ s utterly engaging, stop-you-in-your-tracks voice alongside Stuart’s understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted, personal songs. Yet it’s the emotional depth of the songs and the remarkable connection the duo shares with their audiences that makes the Breath’s live performance so compelling.
The Breath present material from their two Real World Records releases, Carry Your Kin and Let the Cards Fall a bewitching collection of heartfelt songs as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post-colonial injustices and grief.