I really liked getting acquainted with the music of folk band The Breath back in 2016 circa Carry Your Kin.

Quick reminder, the voice of Ríoghnach Connolly is at the heart of the sound of The Breath in which she appears with jazztronica guitarist Stuart McCallum, pianist John Ellis, and Manc jazz and beyond session scene drum supremo Luke Flowers.

Ríoghnach also let the music do the talking on Matt Owens’ The Aviators’ Ball with her spine-tingling version of the Appalachian folk song ‘Black is the Colour (of My True Love’s Hair)’ covered famously by Nina Simone and Joan Baez in the 1960s, Cara Dillon and Christy Moore more recently. 

Still on the Real World label you can get an inkling of what is new ahead of September’s Let the Cards Fall – you will, believe me, want to hear more. SG