Griogair Labhruidh is an award winning Gaelic singer, poet, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Throughout his career he has worked with some of the biggest names in the contemporary Celtic and World music scenes.
He has contributed to both film and stage, having performed on the soundtrack to the global sensation Outlander to name but one of his many projects. He is member of the multi-million record selling Afro Celt Sound System collective and has made a significant contribution to their two most recent albums.
His love for Gaelic culture stems from his roots in both North Argyll and Skye and having dedicated his life to unearthing the depth of his native tradition. He has also worked with musicians from all over the globe; from West Africans to indigenous Americans to the Dalai Lama's Gyuto Monks.
His current project which fuses traditional Gaelic music with Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk and Soul along with various other genres has received much media attention and is one of the most eagerly awaited releases in Scottish music.
The live show, premièring this year at Celtic Connections encompasses material from his upcoming album and showcases a diverse, international line-up of musicians. With live jazz piano, real scratch DJ'ing, world class African percussion fused with Griogair's vision for expressing his culture in a modern and exciting context, the show is poised to become one of the most exhilarating festival acts on the scene.
'The future of Celtic music' - ASHLEY MACISAAC
'Immaculate, 90s-styled boom bap production.' - THE NATIONAL
'It was like being struck by musical lightning with the rumbling thunder of a deep, angry passion for history and social justice to match.. ..the vanguard of new Gaelic music.' - PIPING TODAY
‘The young musician to look out for in Gaelic and Highland music.. a real air of authority..' THE GLASGOW HERALD