The Breath is Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach (pron. REE uh nah) Connolly and pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers.
Drawing on the influences of traditional Irish folk song, Connolly’s original lyrics pour forth from her own life in a torrent of meaning. She sings songs of birth and death, woman’s rights, first love, the call of motherhood, the death of men at sea and post-colonial wrongs all perfectly framed by the ambient jazz and rock influenced sounds of guitarist Stuart McCallum.
The Breath’s debut album ‘Carry Your Kin’ was released on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records in July 2016 with the follow-up due in 2018.
• Carry Your Kin, 2016, Realworld Records