Rachel Newton

Availability:

Touring solo May and November 2019.

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.

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High Res Image (Credit Somhairle MacDonald)

Tech Spec (Solo)

Tech Spec (Trio)

A4 Poster Artwork

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BIO

Singer and harpist Rachel Newton was named the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year and the Scots Trad Music Award Instrumentalist of the Year 2016. Her third solo album Here’s My Heart Come Take It was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award as one of Scotland’s top ten outstanding albums and was described as ‘a beauty’ in the Observer. Alongside her burgeoning solo career, Rachel is a much in demand collaborator. A founding member of The Shee and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2017 Best Group The Furrow Collective, she has also been involved in various collaborative projects such as The Elizabethan Session and The Lost Word Spell Songs. Her most recent album West was recorded in her Grandparents’ croft house in Wester Ross and was described by Songlines as ‘one of her most beautiful albums to date’.

‘A beauty’ **** Observer

‘Newton has made the leap to a fine solo performer and this album is perhaps her best yet’ **** Telegraph

‘Haunting and compelling’ **** Guardian

‘Brings traditional songs freshly to life without losing their essential strangeness’ **** Financial Times

‘Newton delivers a thing of great beauty’ ***** fROOTS Magazine

‘Breaking new ground as a fresh approach to the tradition’ **** Songlines Magazine

‘Sweetly divine’ Daily Record

‘An album that enthrals and entrances, places traditional song under a fascinating new spotlight and confirms Rachel Newton as one of our most original and gifted interpreters of those traditions’ Folk Radio UK

‘An exceptional set of material’ Bright Young Folk

 

Tour Dates

24/01/2019Celtic Connections (Mitchell Library & Theatre)GLASGOW
08/03/2019Women Don't WaitPOBLA (Mallorca)
17/03/2019Kings PlaceLONDON
07/05/2019RootsbaseEDINBURGH
09/05/2019Bridport Arts CentreBRIDPORT
10/05/2019Collingbourne Kingston Village HallMARLBOROUGH
11/05/2019St Peter's ChurchCHIPPENHAM
12/05/2019Newton Toney Memorial HallSALISBURY
15/05/2019The Marlowe StudioCANTERBURY
17/05/2019Campfire ClubLONDON
20/05/2019Chesham Folk ClubCHESHAM
23/05/2019The Barn ArtsBANCHORY
25/05/2019SpArC TheatreBISHOP’S CASTLE
26/05/2019The Old ChapelALFRISTON
06/06/2019Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music ClubKIRKCALDY