Rachel Newton13 Jun
Drygate Presents: Rachel Newton (Full band)
Nominated ‘Musician of the Year’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
‘Instrumentalist of the Year’– Scots Trad Awards 2016
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic as well as writing and performing her own instrumental pieces. Rachel performs solo, with her trio featuring Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion and with a full band when they're joined by Michael Owers on trombone and Sarah Hayes on keys.
A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of the successful UK folk bands The Shee and The Furrow Collective. She also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.
Her most recent album 'Here’s My Heart Come Take it' was released in April 2016 to critical acclaim.
'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' The Guardian
'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds' The Financial Times
'This is the sound of modern Scotland, as surely as draws on folklore and tradition, Newton's singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.' The Herald
'Rachel Newton is well equipped to take centre stage in her own right and this second solo album is a beauty...fascinating stuff' 5 * Playlist Selection) – fRoots Magazine
Top of the World Editor's Pick - Songlines Magazine
Over 14's, Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult 18+