Dùsgadh (n. awakening) is an exciting new collaboration between Scottish Bafta winning animator Cat Bruce and internationally renowned, multi award winning folk group, Breabach. This unique and innovative project takes the form of an animated film with original score. Based on ‘The Sea Maiden’ a folkloric tale collected by John Francis Campbell, the film is available to view in Gaelic and English, narrated by renowned tradition bearer Margaret Bennet. It features a soundtrack comprising five new pieces of music, one from each of Breabach’s five members. It is a powerful and poignant piece of work conceived and delivered throughout a turbulent and challenging year for the arts; all music was written, recorded and produced individually, from home.
The film was presented on a virtual tour across the UK this February offering audiences the opportunity not only to support the artists, but also some of the bands favourite venues and festivals. Now the we are delighted to partner with the St Andrew’s Society of Toronto to bring this unique collaboration to audiences in Canada. The ticket income will be split between Breabach and the St Andrew’s Society. The hour long ‘evening with’ presentation features behind the scenes footage and unseen live performances as well as a Q & A hosted by BBC Radio Scotland broadcaster and musician Anna Massie.
The band released a limited edition CD of the soundtrack and a limited run of art prints to accompany the show.
Breabach are; Megan Henderson (Fiddle, Vocals, Step Dance), James Lindsay (Double Bass, Moog, Percussion, Vocals), Calum MacCrimmon (Highland Bagpipes, Whistle, Bouzouki, Vocals), Conal McDonagh (Highland/Uilleann Bagpipes, Whistle, Flute, Vocals) and Ewan Robertson (Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Vocals, Cajon).
What happens nowClick the button below to buy a ticket. Tickets are valid for shows with both Gaelic and English narration. Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive an email with information about how to watch the show in the comfort of your own home. The concert will begin at 7pm EDT on 26th May 2021 and each ticket will allow one more screening until the 1st June. Tickets are only valid for one household and cannot be shared. Gift Vouchers are available to gift to other users.
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