Brìghde Chaimbeul

Music, Sound, Performance

Brìghde Chaimbeul is a leading purveyor of experimental Celtic music and of the Scottish smallpipes, a bellows-powered set of bagpipes with a double-note drone.

She has devised a completely unique way of arranging for pipe music that emphasises the rich textural drones of the instrument; the constancy of sound that creates a trance-like atmosphere, played with enticing virtuosic liquidity.

Her style is rooted in her native Gaelic language but continues to push the boundaries of her instrument and sound. Her most recent album Carry them With Us (currently shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year Award) features renowned artist Colin Stetson and has been widely acclaimed in The Guardian, The Irish Times, Stereogum and Dazed & Confused. She has also been featured on Caroline Polacheck’s ground-breaking album Desire, I Want To Turn Into You.

Brìghde’s mesmerising musicianship has earned her global recognition, including a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, and in 2021 she performed to world leaders at the opening ceremony of COP 26 in Glasgow.

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