Folk at the Foundling: The Breath + Julie Murphy
Folk at the Foundling: The Breath + Julie Murphy

Folk at the Foundling: The Breath + Julie Murphy

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
25 Nov 2016
  • Music
Doors 18:30, concert 19:00
Advance tickets £12, £10 concessions & Foundling Friends (£14/£12 on the door)
Join us for a double bill featuring The Breath who perform tracks from their album Carry Your Kin, and singer-songwriter Julie Murphy who performs songs from her new album Every Bird That Flies.

The Breath interweaves Ríoghnach Connolly’s soul-cleansing vocals, with hypnotic accompaniment by former Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum and fellow Cinematic bandmates John Ellis and Luke Flowers. Their debut album Carry Your Kin, released in July 2016 on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, explores the interstices of rock, ambient, folk and jazz. Described by Robin Denselow in The Guardian as “sophisticated, atmospheric music”, The Breath was born out of Manchester’s fertile music scene, mixing the Irish Folk tradition with McCallum’s polished, electronic textures.

Julie Murphy was described by The Guardian as possessing “a voice of stark, spectral beauty that recalls Shirley Collins and Sandy Denny”. Her remarkable voice has led to collaborations with John Cale and Robert Plant, as well as her own critically acclaimed solo albums exploring English and Appalachian folk music.

This event is part of our ongoing series Folk at the Foundling – bringing traditional music from the British Isles and beyond to the unique surroundings of the Foundling Museum. In partnership with The Nest Collective.

The Foundling Museum is a registered charity and all income from ticket sales supports our work
  • sophisticated, atmospheric music

    Praise for The Breath - The Guardian
  • She possesses a voice of stark, spectral beauty

    Praise for Julie Murphy - The Guardian