Brìghde Chaimbeul (pronounced: Bree-chu Chaym-bul) is a leading exponent of experimental Celtic music and the Scottish “smallpipes”, bagpipes with a double-note drone. She has developed a unique way of arranging music for bagpipes that emphasises the rich drones of the instrument, and plays her instrument with enticing virtuosic fluidity.
Her most recent album, Carry them With Us, in collaboration with jazz saxophonist Colin Stetson, has been critically acclaimed and featured in the Guardian, the Irish Times and Dazed & Confused, among others.
Scottish smallpipes player Brìghde Chaimbeul is a leading purveyor of experimental Celtic music. Her piping has earned her a BBC Young Folk Award and a BBC Horizon Award. Her second album “Carry Them With Us” is an exhilarating weave of rich textural drones, trance atmospheres and instrumental folk traditions. Acclaimed Canadian sound explorer and saxophonist Colin Stetson is a featured collaborator on the record.
The Scottish smallpipes, with their double-note drones, were in danger of falling into obscurity before Brìghde (pronounced Bree-chuh) Chaimbeul, a native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Skye, became part of their more recent revival. Her piping has earned her a BBC Young Folk Award and a Horizon Award, and seen her perform for heads of state at the Cop 26 climate conference in Glasgow. She’s brought the instrument to a global stage, and with this album, she’s taken it beyond folk music, discovering a place where the tradition and minimalism meet, offering her the freedom to experiment in sound and create something completely her own.
Wednesday, 25.10.2023 | Doors 19:00 | Starts 20:00 CET
silent green | Gerichtstrasse 35 | 13347 Berlin