Rachel Newton – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year 2017

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Date(s) - 19/04/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Cotleigh Brewery


It has been an eventful couple of years for singer and harpist Rachel Newton. Starting off 2017 having recently been awarded Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards, Rachel then went on to win 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year as well as Best Group with one of her bands The Furrow Collective. Her third solo album Here’s My Heart Come Take It was shortlisted as one of the ten outstanding albums in the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Awards and Rachel was included at number 8 in The List’s Hot 100 as one of their top cultural Scots.

Focusing more on her solo career after years performing with The Shee,The Furrow Collective and various other collaborations, Rachel made her debut performance with her own five-piece band on the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival in the summer and also completed her first ever tour with the band. The band were all set to perform some more shows in Autumn 2017 when Rachel was taken in for an urgent operation on her spine. Happily, Rachel is now fully recovered and will be heading out on tour both solo and with her band from February to April 2018. Rachel plays Bridgewater Arts Centre on the 22nd of February and The Cotleigh Brewery in Wiviliscombe (Silver Street Sessions) on the 19th April.

More information at www.rachelnewtonmusic.com

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