Winner of the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, and 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award, Brighde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland's most exciting young musicians. A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of piping traditions such as from Cape Breton, Ireland and Eastern Europe. Brighde Chaimbeul's debut album 'The Reeling' has had an extraordinary response since it's launch at a sold out Celtic Connections show at the start of 2019. It was named as the Folk Album Of The Month by The Guardian, given 5 star reviews in both fRoots and Songlines, lavished with praise by BBC Radio 3's Late Junction and listed as one of the Quietus' Album Of The Year So Far. The Reeling was voted one of the 20 Scottish Albums Of The Year by the Say Awards (out of 293 submissions) and secured a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for Brighde. Musicians as diverse as Colin Stetson, Sam Amidon and Anna von Hausswolff have expressed their love for the record on social media, and Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys invited Brighde to collaborate with him and James Yorkston at a special show in Kirkcaldy.
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