The Furrow Collective

at Cumberland Arms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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The Furrow Collective is an award-winning and critically acclaimed English/Scottish band consisting of four distinctive and talented performers: Lucy Farrell (viola, voice & saw), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars, voice).

The group formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry of the England, Scotland and beyond and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. In recognition of their innovative approach, The Furrow Collective were awarded the accolade of 'Best Band' at the 2017 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, hot on the heels of the release in late 2016 of their second album, Wild Hog (Hudson Records).


The Furrow Collective

The Furrow Collective appearing at this event

The Furrow Collective delves into an obscure world of folk balladry at its darkest and quirkiest and comprises four of the finest young singer-songwriters from both sides of the Scottish/English border - Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton.

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The Cumberland Arms

  • James Place Street
  • Ouseburn
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • NE6 1LD

0191 265 6151
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0191 265 6151