Rachel Newton Trio

Love Folk Festival 2018

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 February

Headliners: Jim Moray with Kadia and Lindisfarne

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Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Gaelic as well as writing and arranging her own music. Rachel performs solo, with her trio featuring Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion and with a full band when the trio is joined by Michael Owers on trombone and Sarah Hayes on keys.

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Rachel also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling. A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of The Shee and The Furrow Collective and also plays with the Scottish/Norwegian group Boreas. Rachel’s third solo album Here’s My Heart Come Take It was released in April 2016. Her previous releases are The Shadow Side (2012) and Changeling (2014).

In 2016 Rachel received a Hands Up for Trad Ignition Award for Innovation, was awarded Instrumentalist of the Year 2016 at the Scots Trad Music Awards and is currently the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 Musician of the Year .

“Rachel Newton is well equipped to take centre stage in her own right and this second solo album is a beauty…fascinating stuff” fRoots Magazine

“Newton has made the leap to a fine solo performer and this album is perhaps her best yet” – The Telegraph

Rachel Newton Trio Website

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