Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 19 July 2020

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Regular festival goers who have had the pleasure of catching Brìghde Chaimbeul performing live will understand our delight when she agreed to join us at Folk by the Oak 2019 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. 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 delighted and enthralled and our Acorn Stage audience.

Mesmerising

- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 -

unique style

- Gary West, BBC Scotland -

no-nonsense highly satisfying

- Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman -