SCOTTISH folk band Breabach are bringing their blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic music to the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles next month.

Their performance on Thursday, November 22 comes hot on the heels of their newest album launch, Frenzy of the Meeting, released on October 26.

James Lindsay, double bass player with the band, said: “We’re really looking forward to playing our new album live at the Eastgate Theatre. We hope to see fans old and new there on Thursday 22nd November!”

Alongside traditional songs, the band’s new album features contemporary tunes and original compositions from each band member, with the material themed on “today’s frenzied experience of global politics, media and the natural world”.

As with Breabach’s first two albums, the title is taken from an ancient Piobaireachd, the classical music style of the Highland bagpipe, that features on the album.

Their new album was tracked live by the band in June this year with the aim to “capture the raw essence of the live energy” that they are known for. A further week of recording followed with a focus on experimentation and sonic production, with the final result being their most adventurous album to date.

The new album comes on the back of two years of global touring following the release of their previous album Astar. In that time the band picked up ‘Best Folk Band’ and ‘Best Album’ at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards as well as nominations for ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and ‘European Album of the Year’ in the Songlines Music Awards.

Their Peebles performance is part of their UK tour where audiences can hear old favourites and be among the first to hear material from the new album.