AN AWARD-WINNING Scottish folk group will perform in Otley next month.

Breabach consolidated their reputation of being at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene with performances across the globe in 2018.

Alongside completing tours of Australia, Canada and Europe last year the band also released their sixth studio album, Frenzy of the Meeting, in October.

The group won BBC Scotland Album of the Year in 2016 for their previous release, Astar, and clinched Band of the Year at the same awards.

Their unique musicianship - combining twin bagpipes, fiddle, bass and guitar with Gaelic vocals and step dance - has won them fans across the world and saw them nominated as finalists in both the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the Songlines Music Awards.

Breabach unites the talents of Megan Henderson (fiddle, vocals), James Lindsay (double bass, vocals), Calum MacCrimmon (bagpipes, whistle, bouzouki, vocals), James Duncan Mackenzie (bagpipes, flute, whistle) and Ewan Robertson (guitar, vocals, cajón).

The band has played at festivals and venues that range from Sydney Opera House to New York’s Central Park. They will take the stage at Otley Courthouse at 8pm on Saturday, February 16 when tickets cost £16.

The week before, meanwhile, will see historian Professor Kate Williams give a talk at the Courthouse on Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen.

Starting at 7.30pm, the presentation will look at how the young queen set about carving a lasting role for herself and the monarchy amidst a fast changing world.

Prof Williams was the co-presenter of BBC Two’s Restoration Home and has provided expert contributions to a number of historical TV shows.

Her two hour talk will include details of how, as a strong-minded 18 year old, Elizabeth’s worked as a mechanic and truck driver for the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service.

Tickets also cost £16. To book a place for this or any other forthcoming events visit, call (01943) 467466 or pop into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street.