The Shee bring electro-harp, accordion, fiddles, flute, mandolin and three powerful voices together with a range of individual musical influences to produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic and American music.
Iconic English folk singer and song collector, Shirley Collins, has had a deep and lasting influence on many contemporary singers. Emily Portman is one such singer. With their shared passion in the source material, this ‘In Conversation’ event promises to be an insightful and engaging conversation about lives lived in song.
Written by music journalist Colin Irwin and Irish singer Mary McPartlan, She Moved Through The Fair is a musical drama including many of Margaret Barry's most famous songs alongside dialogue based on direct interviews.
‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ Scots Trad Awards 2016 Shortlist for Scottish ‘Album of the Year’ SAY Awards 2017 Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic
Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as the world’s foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes. She is a composer, performer, educator and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria.
Now a shining light on the nu-folk scene, O’Neill is ‘one of Ireland’s most original young singer songwriters’ (Guardian). Her distinctive voice – part Cavan growl, part lament – is ‘utterly unique (and) simply can’t be ignored’ (fROOTS).
This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album Wanderer.