Folk East and moving forward

It was great to get back to gigging after what seems like an age! Thanks to everyone at Folk East for having us, and to the audience for being wonderful!

We have started writing new material, and are busy making plans for what happens next. There are a couple more gigs in the diary for this year, and then we’ll be working towards our spring 2022 tour. Keep an eye on here and our socials for more updates

May Tour 2020 postponed

Due to the uncertainty around the Coronavirus, how it will affect us all in the coming months and many venues remaining closed for the foreseeable future, we are announcing today that our May tour will be postponed until Spring 2021.If you have bought a ticket and would like retain them for the rescheduled dates we would love to see you then! Please contact the venue for details. 
We will make regular updates on rescheduled dates so watch this space.

If you’d like to support the band by purchasing our music to keep you entertained, please visit our bandcamp page where you can download all four of our albums!

In the meantime, stay safe, and enjoy the music.
All the best,
The Shee​

Tours are go!

We’re shortly heading to Germany for a couple of weeks touring, and this time we’ll be joined by the wonderful Signy Jakobsdottir on percussion and Sarah Hayes on flute while Lillias is away looking after a brand new addition to the family (congratulations Lillias an co!).

If you want to catch us a bit closer to home then we are also very happy to announce that we will be doing a UK tour in May 2020 : The Shadows Tour. Below you can see our gig flyer, but head over to the gigs page for more info on booking etc.

German Tour 2019

We’re delighted to announce we will be returning to Germany in October, and we will be joined by the wonderful Sarah Hayes on flute and Signy Jackobsdottir on percussion! Wahoo! Check out our gigs page for more info

The Shee German Tour October 2019


The Shee Big Band at The MG Alba Scots Trad Awards 2017!

Hi everyone!

After a short hiatus, we were excited to be re-united this weekend to perform at the MG Alba Scots Trad Awards. Not only was it the first time all sox of us have played together for a while, but we were also joined by Lori Watson, Mairearad Green, Jenn Butterworth, Heather Downie and Signy Jakobsdottir – the first outing of our new big band! It was a great honour to get to open the show, and we all had such a good night. Thanks to Hands Up for Trad for inviting us to play, and to Louis Decarlo for the wonderful photos.

You can watch the show on the iPlayer here

That’s us for 2017 now. We hope you have a fantastic festive season, and we’ll be back with more news in 2018.


by Louis Decarlo


by Louis Decarlo

by Ewan Duncan

The Shee xx

October tour 2017 cancelled

We are very sorry to announce that our October tour will no longer be taking place. We were due to play at Nettlebed Village Club, Pitville Pump (Cheltenham), MAC Birmingham and ARC Stockton on Tees, but as two of our band members are currently dealing with serious health issues – Olivia is current undergoing chemotherapy, while Rachel is just out of surgery – we have decided not to go ahead on this occasion. Though we have looked at ways to continue with deps, we just don’t think we can do the gigs without two integral members of our team. We will be back on the road next year, and would like to thank the venues for being so understanding of the situation. They will arrange refund information soon. With love, The Shee x

The summer has arrived!

We’re just about recovered from a fantastic weekend playing at National Forest Folk Club and then Priddy Folk Festival, where the sun was shining, and the festival sprits were high!

Friday night was Jenn’s first gig depping for Amy (although she has covered for LB before), so we had get together in Newcastle to run through everything before hand. This meant that we got to call in on Amy and her little one who are doing very well!

Jenn did a great job at not only providing us with solid, driving guitar accompaniment, but utilising her freeze pedal so that she could emulate some of Amy’s drones. Great fun!

Saturday’s gig at Priddy was particularly special because Brian Finnegan hopped up to join us for our last number – the piece Lillias commissioned him to write for our Continuum project. If anyone has any photo evidence of this we’d love to see it!

Next up we’re heading to Norway on Saturday to play at Vikedal Roots Festival, then onto Sale (Greater Manchester) the following Tuesday for Refract17 where we’ll be doing a full show at the Waterside Arts Centre. Hopefully see some of you there!


Cheers from Priddy!

The Shee x

Summer 2017

Hi there!

Since having a fantastic time touring in April, we have all been busy working on our other projects – Rachel Newton is on tour with her own band, Shona is involved in a theatre production called Beyond The End of the Road written by our good friend Katie Doherty as well as gigging with The Monster Ceilidh Band and LB has been gigging with her duo, Jenn & Laura-Beth, as well as being involved in a huge team of musicians who have released new album celebrating the music of Fraser Shaw. 

As the summer gigs are drawing closer, we are excited to announce that Jenn Butterworth (Songs of Separation, Fiddler’s Bid) will be gigging with us while Amy takes some time off to be a Mum. Jenn has played with The Shee before, and we love her style! Amy will be back with us in August.

Keep an eye on our gigs page for upcoming dates.

We’ll leave you with a couple photos from our April tour taken by Dave Pegg at the Wlitshore Music Centre. See you for summer festivities!

The Shee x