Cross-Border folk multi-instrumentalists and festival favourites, The Shee, met on the Folk and Traditional Music Degree course at Newcastle University in 2006.
They are an exceptional all-female band boasting powerful and emotional vocal performances and instrumental prowess. Featuring the talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2017, Rachel Newton on Harp, Sting’s clogger of choice, Amy Thatcher, on Accordion. For ‘The Shadows’ Tour in Spring 2020 The Shee will be joined by a new member; Scottish-Icelandic percussionist Signy Jakobsdottir, adding a fesh approach to the band’s huge catalogue of material.
Following three albums (‘A Different Season’, ‘Decadence’ & ‘Murmurations’) and a hectic touring schedule over the past decade, the six members of the band each commissioned a Folk Music hero and in some cases mentor, to write an original piece of music for their fourth album ‘Continuum’ to celebrate their tenth anniversary as a band.
Premiered at their sell out concert at Celtic Connections and toured around the UK and at Summer festivals throughout 2016 – 2019, the album has received great audience and press acclaim.
The band are now working on material for their new album, which will feature an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic and Bluegrass music. Expect low airs, Gaelic ballads, original songs, highenergy tunes, hypnotic riffs, and of course … clog dancing !
‘The Shee are all classy musicians – their lineup includes the accordion star Amy Thatcher, singer and fiddler Olivia Ross and that fine harpist Rachel Newton – and here they get a chance to show their range. A sophisticated, unexpectedly emotional set.’
‘Continuum is a perfect combination of The Shee‘s inventiveness and the creative voices of their contributors… The premiere of Continuum at Celtic Connections was an unforgettable event, the album that’s grown from it is simply outstanding.’
‘Continuum is a monument to musical collaboration and the exchange of ideas but more than that, it is a tribute to six exceptionally talented musicians.’
‘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.’
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