THE SHEE bring Electro-harp, accordion, fiddle, flute, mandolin, percussion and three powerful voices together with a range of individual musical influences to produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic and American music. The Shee are previous nominees of Best Live Act at the MG Alba Scots Trad Awards and includes the BBC Radio Folk Award Musician of the Year, Rachel Newton among its ranks. They have recorded four albums to date, each received to great acclaim.
Amy Thatcher : Accordion
Rachel Newton : Electro harp and vocals
Laura-Beth Salter : Mandolin and vocals
Signy Jakobsdottir : Percussion / kit
Olivia Ross : Fiddle and vocals
Lillias Kinsman-Blake : Flute
In January 2016, in order to mark their ten year anniversary, The Shee took to the stage in front of a sell-out audience to launch Continuum, – an exciting new project in which they asked six of their favourite folk musicians to compose pieces for the band. The pieces were written by Karine Polwart, Brian Finnegan, Chris Wood, Kathryn Tickell, Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting and performed by The Shee. They are currently touring the Continuum album, along with select pieces from their first three albums.
‘…a unique, enthralling project that celebrates the power of collaboration, a shared love of traditional music and The Shee‘s ten years as a major force in folk music. The premiere of Continuum at Celtic Connections was an unforgettable event, the album that’s grown from it is simply outstanding.’ Folk Radio UK
***** ‘The Shee have already made a considerable mark on the folk landscape, but this excellent album takes them to another level.‘ Album of the month fRoots magazine
**** ‘A sophisticated, unexpectedly emotional set.‘ The Guardian full review here – https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/22/the-shee-continuum-review
‘ a record which is innovative, creative and beautifully crafted.‘ Bright Young Folk
‘Continuum is a stunning piece of work on every level, finely expressing a mix of musical mood and character to create something individual and distinctive.‘ Folkwords
‘a thoughtful and emotional collection of songs and instrumentals, showing off the exquisite musicianship and intuitive interplay gained from their 10-year collaboration.’ FATEA
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