Red Lion Folk Club

Wednesday April 17th

The Shee

Cross-Border folk multi-instrumentalists and festival favourites, The Shee, who met on the Folk and Traditional Music Degree course at Newcastle University in 2006, are an exceptional all-female band boasting powerful and emotional vocal performances and instrumental prowess.

Showcasing the talents of Radio 2 Folk Musician of the year 2017 Rachel Newton on Harp and Sting’s go to clog dancer Amy Thatcher on Accordion, the band have a huge range of individual musical influences.

In 2016, following three critically acclaimed 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' to celebrate their tenth anniversary.

Premiered at their sell out concert at Celtic Connections and toured around the UK and at Summer festivals, the album received great audience and press acclaim. The band are now working on material for their next album, which will feature an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic and Bluegrass music. Expect slow airs, Gaelic ballads, original songs, high energy tunes, hypnotic riffs, and, of course...clog dancing!

For their Spring 2019 UK tour The Shee will be joined by Scottish-Icelandic percussionist and drummer Signy Jakobsdottir, adding a fresh approach to the band's huge catalogue of material giving a final line up of Accordion, two Fiddles, Flute, Mandolin, Electro-Harp and three beautiful voices.

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