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Brìghde Chaimbeul

12 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The World’s Music at Oxford presents the young master of the Scottish smallpipes, both traditional and experimental

Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of the most exciting musical minds in the world of Celtic folk today. She’s a master of the Scottish smallpipes – the bellows-blown, mellower and more emotive cousin to the famous Great Highland bagpipes – and she’s taken them to the global stage.

A native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Skye, Brìghde roots her music in her language and culture. She rose to prominence as a prodigy of traditional music, but has since begun a journey to take the smallpipes into uncharted territory. She draws inspiration from the world of interconnected piping traditions, including those from Eastern Europe, Cape Breton and Ireland, and her most recent album brings in influence from ambient, avant garde and electronic music. One can talk about Brìghde’s awards (BBC Young Folk Award; BBC Horizons Award; Songlines Top of the World…) and her wide array of collaborators (Caroline Polachek; Colin Stetson; Gruff Rhys; Aidan O’Rourke…) but after it all, her music speaks for itself.

Haunting, entrancing, breathtaking, beautiful – this open-eared, understatedly virtuosic performer is transforming and creating new definitions for Scottish folk in the 21st century. We’re delighted to bring Brìghde Chaimbeul’s amazing solo show to The World’s Music at Oxford!

Doors will open at 6:30pm and the performance will start at 7pm.


The World’s Music at Oxford is a project run and supported by St John’s College at the University of Oxford, which blends research into global musics with live performance. Our events take place at our location at St John’s College and are free and open to all. Find out more on our website: theworldsmusicatoxford.com


12 May
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Auditorium
St John's College, St Giles
Oxford, OX1 3JP United Kingdom


The World’s Music at Oxford
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