BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Folk Musician of the Year 2017 Rachel Newton visits the Hall!
Founder member of The Furrow Collective, The Emily Portman Trio and The Shee, singer and harpist Rachel Newton also writes and performs her own solo material, releasing albums The Shadow Side in 2012 and Changeling in 2014.
Her own new 5-piece line up featuring Sarah Hayes (keys and vocals) and Michael Owers (trombones) alongside her usual trio with Lauren MacColl (fiddle/viola) and Mattie Foulds (drums) performs songs in English and Scottish Gaelic alongside original instrumental compositions.
As well as voice and harp, Rachel also plays fiddle and viola and has worked across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling. A skilled collaborator, Rachel also recently started workingwith Scottish/Norwegian band Boreas and was one of the eight musicians to work on The Elizabethan Session project.
Her most recent album 'Here's My Heart Come Take it' was released in April 2016 to critical acclaim.