Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 14 July 2019

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Regular festival goers who have already had the pleasure of catching Brìghde Chaimbeul performing live will be delighted to hear she is joining us at Folk by the Oak this year accompanied by the renowned Scottish fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke (Lau)

A native Gaelic speaker with a style rooted in her indigenous language and culture, Skye musician and piper Brìghde is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars, with performances at a host of major festivals last summer. First coming to our attention in 2016 as winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Brìghde was also nominated for Scots Trad Music ‘Up and Coming’ Award in 2017.

Also drawing inspiration from a variety of piping traditions such as from Cape Breton, Eastern Europe and Ireland, Brìghde’s set promises to delight and enthral and we are delighted to present her on the Acorn Stage this year.

Mesmerising

- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 -

unique style

- Gary West, BBC Scotland -

no-nonsense highly satisfying

- Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman -