Cross-Border folk multi-instrumentalists and festival favourites, The Shee, met on the Folk and Traditional Music Degree course at Newcastle University in 2006.
Featuring the talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2017, Rachel Newton on Harp and Sting’s clogger of choice, Amy Thatcher, on Accordion.
Having reached the ten-year milestone in their action-packed career, they are celebrating with a brand new body of original work.
Following three critically acclaimed albums (‘A Different Season’, ‘Decadence’ & ‘Murmurations’), and a hectic touring schedule over the past decade, the six members of the band have each commissioned a Folk Music hero, and in some cases mentor, to write an original piece of music for their fourth album ‘Continuum’, premiered at their sell out concert at Celtic Connections 2016.
The Composers: Andy Cutting. Brian Finnegan, Karine Polwart, Martin Simpson, Kathryn Tickell and Chris Wood.
‘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.’Folk & Roots Music Webzine
‘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