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An outstanding vocal talent making a big impact on the Scottish music scene. 'Melodic and literate songs... her wealth of experience has given her writing a satisfying depth and rounded wisdom'- The Times. Karine Polwart won the Best Original Song & the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Artist at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2005 as well as being twice winner of Best Original Song at the BBC Folk Awards, she's collaborated with King Creosote, Chris Wood, Roddy Woomble, Tim O'Brien and even the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 'Exceptionally subtle and melodic' (Q Magazine).
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Since being presented with BBC Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year award in 2008, the Daily Telegraph's prediction that "Fowlis could be the first Scottish Gaelic crossover star in the making" has seemed increasingly prescient. Julie tours with a top-class band including Éamon Doorley on bouzouki, Dubliner guitarist Tony Byrne, highland fiddler Duncan Chisholm and bodhrán champion Martin O'Neill.
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A potent cocktail of spiritual Afro-Mandinka music with a twist of jazz composed by a Sekou Keita, a griot and international Kora player with a fantastic musical family pedigree. Respecting a musical tradition that stretches back to the 13th Century and the Mandinka Empire of West Africa, Seckou is an established contemporary master of the Kora, the 21-stringed African harp. With his feet firmly rooted in the 21st century and the identity of his heritage clear, Seckou is keen to experiment and develop fresh ideas. '... an inspired exponent of the Kora' (The Guardian).
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One of Scotland's finest singer / guitarists and via his work with Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart, John McCusker and Eddie Reader e has already impressed audiences across the world!
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Singer, Harpist and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year 2017, Rachel Newton, will tour in May to perform tracks from her latest release WEST, alongside new material and favourites from her back catalogue, as part of her 2019 solo tour. Rachel’s fourth solo album WEST, recorded in her late grandparents' old croft house in Achnahaird, Wester Ross, has been met with great critical acclaim. Audiences can look forward to a stunning live vocal accompanied by acoustic and electro harps to create a memorable and fresh sound which will mesmerize fans old and new. Rachel said: “This album was a very personal and intimate project for me, and I can’t wait to tour it and share this music with my fans live. I’m honoured to be playing Bridport Arts Centre for the first time and to let the audience hear what I’ve been working on. I can’t wait to see them all there!” Rachel’s grandparents' house, where she spent all her school holidays from Edinburgh as a child and the characters who passed through it over the years have had a profound impact on her as a person and a musician. Always striving to achieve something different with each release, this solo album simply features her voice and acoustic and electro harps, with no guest musicians.
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Singer-songwriter and ukulele player.
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Kerry Andrew, Jim Molyneux
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