Arts & Entertainment

Breabach

It won’t be long until internationally acclaimed Scottish folk band, Breabach, hits our shores once more to play the final leg of their Boomerang Tour.

Playing to sell-out crowds, the band offers a contemporary twist on the more traditional Scottish highland music and has been praised for their energetic and entertaining performances.

Like the boomerang, the band travelled from Australia, to Scotland, and back again to join the Australian and New Zealand folk festival circuit.

“It’s been totally great,” Breabach’s bass player James Lindsay exclaims in his thick Scottish accent. “We’ve been in the van quite a lot actually. It’s been nice to see more of the country.”

When the band returns from their short New Zealand visit, they’ll play a string of gigs before wrapping-up their tour at the Sydney Opera House for the Homeground Festival. The free event will celebrate both the past and future of First Nation music, dance and culture.

“Each culture in some way had been repressed, made illegal or actively discouraged, so that kind of tied all the cultures together,” Lindsay says.

This is an opportunity to hear and witness one of Scotland’s finest folk bands by picking up a copy of their recently released album, Ùrlar, or catching their performance at the upcoming Homeground Festival in Sydney. (EC)

Apr 5, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, free, (02) 9250 7777, sydneyoperahouse/homeground

BY ELISE CULLEN

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