Solo gig by the Musician of the Year, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017, live at the Kirkgate

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 singer and harpist, 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, to tremendous acclaim:

“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

“Haunting vocals and elegant harp” - The Guardian

“Harp and strings blur the border between worlds” - The Financial Times

Top of the World Editor's Pick - Songlines Magazine

Here's My Heart Come Take It was one of ten shortlisted albums in the 2017 SAY Award (Scottish Album of the Year).

A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of the successful UK folk bands The Shee and The Furrow Collective – which in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 won Best Band. In 2016 Rachel was named Instrumentalist of the Year in the Scots Trad Awards.

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Visit Rachel's website here.