An Intimate evening with Harpist, Rachel , exploring Tradition Folk songs and Original Compositions.
Doors 7.00pm. Music at 7.45pm
Singer, harpist and composer Rachel Newton draws on poems, ballads and stories that are hundreds of years old, working them into her contemporary compositional style to create a rich sound that is ambitious, original and unique. Rachel works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.
A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of The Shee, The Furrow Collective and is a part of the Lost Words: Spell Songs as well as the duo project Heal & Harrow with long time friend and colleague Lauren MacColl.
Rachel has won the Musician of the Year award at both the Scots Trad Music Awards and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her albums To The Awe and Here’s My Heart Come Take It were shortlisted as one of Scotland’s top 10 outstanding albums in the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award in 2021 and 2017. She was awarded a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for Best Music and Sound for her work with the Rowantree Theatre Company and Composer of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards alongside Heal & Harrow collaborator Lauren MacColl.