The Breath is guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer/flautist, Rioghnach Connolly. Based in Manchester they offer a unique take on alt-folk journeys from lush, stirring ditties to uplifting, punch-the-air anthems.
At its heart lies Rioghnach’s utterly engaging, stop-you-in-your-tracks voice and extraordinary storytelling alongside Stuart’s understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted, personal songs. Yet it’s the emotional depth of the songs and the remarkable connection the duo share on stage that make the Breath’s live performance so compelling.
‘gentle and rolling, mountainous and anthemic and emotionally charged’ fRoots
‘deeply lovely… spectacular songs, beautifully sung’ BBC Radio 2: The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe
‘folk roots but different horizons… the jaw-droppingly stunning, woozy voice of Rioghnach Connolly’ The Guardian