Brighde Chaimbeul

Brighde Chaimbeul (Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner 2016) is a piper from the Isle of Skye, Scotland. She has been described by Tim Chipping, fRoots Magazine, as an “exceptional musician” and by Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2’s Folk Show, as a “mesmerising piper”. She has performed as part of many festivals across the UK including Cambridge Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Towersey Festival and Skye Festival. A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, but also draws inspiration from global piping traditions, and the rhythmic drive of Cape Breton tunes. She is joined by Innes White on guitar, who has appeared with the likes of Karen Matheson and John McCusker. Brighde plays smallpipes in C and D by Fin and Hamish Moore.