Folk At The Foundling | The Breath + Julie Murphy

6.30pm to 10pm @ The Foundling Museum

£12 online or £14 on the door

Nest Collective Presents

We are delighted to partner with the magnificent Foundling Museum (Brunswick Square) for a special double bill with The Breath who perform songs from their album ‘Carry your Kin’, alongside acclaimed singer-songwriter Julie Murphy who will be performing songs from her new album ‘Every Bird That Flies’.

The Breath

Ríoghnach Connolly’s raw songs and soul cleansing vocals are interwoven 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

The Guardian described Julie Murphy as ‘a towering talent, both in traditional music and as a singer-songwriter. She possesses a voice of stark, spectral beauty that recalls Shirley Collins and Sandy Denny. Her singing is hypnotic and trance-like, a serene stream of sound finding majesty in minor-key melancholy.’

Julie’s 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.


A new partnership for 2016, Folk at The Foundling brings traditional music from the British Isles and beyond to the unique surroundings of The Foundling Museum. Explore the history of the Foundling Hospital – the UK’s first children’s charity and public art gallery – and soak up acoustic music in this intimate setting.

Julie Murphy

The Breath

Venue Info:
The Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ

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