Rachel Newton Band

14.00-14.45, Stage 1 • Friday

Founder member of The Furrow Collective, The Emily Portman Trio and The Shee, singer and harpist Rachel Newton also writes and performs her own solo material, releasing albums The Shadow Side in 2012 and Changeling in 2014. Her own new 5-piece line up featuring Sarah Hayes (keys and vocals) and Michael Owers (trombones) alongside her usual trio with Lauren MacColl (fiddle/viola) and Mattie Foulds (drums) performs songs in English and Scottish Gaelic alongside original instrumental compositions.  As well as voice and harp, Rachel also plays fiddle and viola and has worked across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.   

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