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The Breath with support from Olivia Fern

Live music event at Upfront Arts Venue - featuring The Breath and local Cumbrian musician Olivia Fern.

The Breath with support from Olivia Fern  event.

Event Date

04 December 2021


19:30 - 11:00

£ 18


Double bill line up featuring The Breath and support act Olivia Fern The Breath - Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of The Breath. And for them, it’s all about the song. Connolly writes the only way she knows how.  A stream of poetic consciousness giving rise to honest, personal, heartfelt songs as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post-colonial injustices and grief. But it’s her deeply soulful, utterly engaging, stop-you-in-your-tracks voice – whether delicate and hushed or powerful and gutsy – coupled with Stuart’s understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted songs, that give The Breath such emotional depth.

‘Let the Cards Fall’ – with pianist John Ellis, bassist Sam Vickery and drummer Luke Flowers – is the follow-up to their 2016 breakthrough album, ‘Carry Your Kin’. A bewitching collection of songs allowed to mature and breathe without losing the widescreen, multi-textured kaleidoscope of sound that marked their debut, while refining their trademark Manchester take on alt-folk. Released on Real World Records, September 2018.  To add to the line up we also have local Cumbrian singer, songwriter and musician Olivia Fern coming to perform at Upfront for the first time.

Event Venue

Upfront Arts Venue, Near Hutton in the Forest, Skelton, Penrith, CA11 9TG

Contact information

01768 484538

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