Traditional songs, contemporary tunes and original compositions from this multi-award winning band.
Acknowledging and respecting the origins of both the music they play and the roots of the band whilst embracing the future with new ideas and energy, Breabach unite the talents of Megan Henderson (Fiddle, Vocals), James Lindsay (Double Bass, Vocals), Calum MacCrimmon (Bagpipes, Whistle, Bouzouki, Vocals), James Duncan Mackenzie (Bagpipes, Flute, Whistle) and Ewan Robertson (Guitar, Vocals, Cajon).
'Best Group Finalist' - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
Songlines Magazine Awards Europe Finalist 2017
'Folk Band of the Year' - BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016
'Album of the Year' - BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016
'Live Act of the Year' - BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2014
"As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set." The Scotsman 2017
"This award-winning band is forging ahead into fresh pastures new with their forward-thinking musical attitude, which flies the proud banner for Gaeldom." FolkWales Magazine
Cardboard Fox are a unique and powerful combination of dexterous instrumental playing, memorable songwriting and energetic live shows.
All four musicians have their musical roots in bluegrass but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013 in Bath, England, the band features the sibling harmonies of Charlotte and Laura Carrivick (the Carrivick Sisters) on guitar/vocals and fiddle/vocals respectively, the extraordinary talents of young mandolin player Joe Tozer and the driving and technically demanding double bass playing and harmony vocals of John Breese. The band has toured throughout the UK and Europe as well as a couple of performances in North America, including being the first ever UK band to gain a highly sought after showcase spot at the International Bluegrass Music Association's 2016 World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Winners of the 2015 Spiral Earth Award for Best Debut, the band followed up on the success of their EP by releasing their first full album, 'Out of Mind', in May 2016. Their latest album, 'Topspin', came out in June this year and has been described variously by reviewers as "thoroughly gorgeous", "striking" and "a surprise and delight".