Gigs & Events

Fleecey Folk: Rachel Newton
Sunday 18th Feb, 08:00pm
Tickets £14

Musician of the Year – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

Instrumentalist of the Year– Scots Trad Awards 2016

SAY Award (Scottish Album of the Year) Shortlisted Album 2017 with Here’s My Heart Come Take It

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. 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.

Rachel released her mighty new album ‘Here’s My Heart Come Take it’ in April 2016.

 ‘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