Since the release of her album Here’s My Heart Come Take It in April 2016, singer and harpist Rachel Newton has been awarded both the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year and the Scots Trad Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year.
Later this month, Rachel is bringing the music from the album to life with her band to Cardiff’s St David’s Hall. In her trio is fiddler Lauren MacColl and drummer Mattie Foulds, who also recorded and co-produced the album. They will be joined Sarah Hayes on keys and Michael Owers on trombone to really capture the sound created on the record. This is the first tour with this line-up after a premiere performance at Celtic Connections in January and ahead of their main stage performance in the summer at Cambridge Folk Festival.
“(The audience) can expect old traditional folk ballads set in a contemporary framework,” Rachel told Andy Howells when discussing the show, “Dark music and subject matter, but with a light-hearted delivery. “
- Catch Rachel Newton with her band at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on June 27. For ticket details call the box office on 02920 878444 or visit stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk