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 celebrated with a brand new body of original work.
Following three albums; ‘A Different Season’, ‘Decadence’ & ‘Murmurations’ and a hectic touring schedule over the 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’.
For their Spring 2019 UK tour The Shee were joined by Scottish-Icelandic percussionist and drummer Signy Jakobsdottir, adding a fresh approach to the band’s huge catalogue of material.
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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