Rachael McShane & The Cartographers

at The Brindley, Runcorn

Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances.

Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael has more recently been singing the role of Susannah Holmes in The Transports alongside The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton.

Rachael is now working on a new solo project of traditional songs and is playing with a brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting).

"You're in the presence of something very special…what a voice’" Sid Smith, BBC Music

Support on the night is from Tyneside trio Candi’s Dog, who are at the very top of theirunique Folk­Pop game with crisp, upbeat melodies and warming harmoniesgenerously supplying a comforting air of familiarity whilst simultaneouslyproviding a fresh take on the FolkPop genre. With crystal­clear tones combinedwith bucket loads of untouchable sincerity, the resulting mash­up is akin tothe likes of Bright Eyes and Fleetwood Mac along with the lyrical qualities ofEd Sheeran and Bob Dylan.


Rachael McShane & The Cartographers

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Candi's Dog

Candi's Dog appearing at this event

Tyneside acoustic Folk-Pop trio, combining inventive structures with catchy melodies. The resulting sound is akin to the likes of Bright Eyes and Fleetwood Mac along with the lyrical qualities of Ed Sheeran and Bob Dylan, while echoing the melodic vocal prowess of the Beach Boys and Crowded House. When it comes to instrumentation, the innovative threesome can regularly be seen sporting melodicas, kazoos and a homemade acoustic bass.

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