The Breath “Let It Calm You Down” – Listen

The Breath is the acoustic duo of talented guitar player Stuart McCallum and the ethereally blessed singer Ríoghnach Connolly.  Now, Ríoghnach is a noted improviser – making up lyrics as the music leads her.  Not always – but incredibly ‘Let it Calm You Down’ was a totally improvised song, sung during a home town show in Manchester.  Ríoghnach recalls feeling a little grumpy until she spotted her soulmate in the crowd.  The song was a call to him, “the only bastard that can calm me – if we hadn’t recorded the gig, it would have been lost in the ether all together”.  And that would have been a tragedy.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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