Astar

by Breabach

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about

Over the last five years we have had the great privilege of touring across the globe, each journey shaping our music and strengthening our identity. These experiences have offered us the opportunity to make many friends, perform at iconic venues and festivals and be part of exciting collaborations. Astar (tr. journey/distance) is a multicultural celebration, embracing the music of four nations in partnership with our own. We have invited friends from Norway, Quebec, Australia and New Zealand to be part of this recording, which has been brought to life under the guidance and production of Greg Lawson.

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released March 11, 2016

Breabach:
Megan Henderson: Fiddle, Step-Dance, Lead Vocals (Tracks 5, 7, 10)
James Lindsay: Double Bass, Percussion, Backing Vocals
James Duncan Mackenzie: Highland Bagpipes, Flute, Whistles, Backing Vocals
Calum MacCrimmon: Highland Bagpipes, Whistles, Bouzouki, Lead Vocals (Track 11)
Ewan Robertson: Guitar, Cajon, Lead Vocals (Tracks 3, 11)

Special Guests:
Greg Lawson: Violin (Tracks 1, 7, 11, 12)
Olav Luksengård Mjelva: Hardanger Fiddle (Tacks 3, 4, 7, 12)
Olivier Demers: Fiddle, Foot Tapping, Vocals (Tracks 8, 12)
Nicola Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Réjean Brunet: Vocals (Track 8)
Mark Atkins: Yiḏaki(Tracks 7, 9, 12)
Yirrmal Marika: Vocals (Track 7)
Scott Morrison: Vocals (Track 2)

Produced by Greg Lawson
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Stuart Hamilton
Recorded at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland
Additional recording by Olivier Demers (Quebec), Phill Woollams (NZ), Steve Newton @ Enrec studios Tamworth (AUS) & Tim Johnson @ RMIT studio Melbourne (AUS)
Design by James Morrison
Photo by Stuart Curnow
All tracks arranged Breabach and Greg Lawson

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Contemporary folk music from scotland

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