Musician of the Year – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
Instrumentalist of the Year – Scots Trad Awards 2016
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic, as well as writing and performing her own pieces. Her band features Lauren MacColl on fiddle, Mattie Foulds on percussion and Sarah Hayes on keys.
Rachel’s most recent album is Here’s My Heart Come Take It, described by The Herald as “the sound of modern Scotland … Newton’s singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.’
With the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award sure to propel her to greater fame, this is a rare opportunity to see Rachel in an intimate setting, with the town hall’s acoustics perfectly suited to her delicate harp playing and beautiful voice.
Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) from Masham Community Office on 01765-680200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.