Date: Friday 23rd February 2018
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year 2017
Scots Trad Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year 2016
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Gaelic as well as writing and arranging her own music.
Rachel plays fiddle and viola in addition to harp and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.
She was awarded a CATS Award for Best Music and Sound in 2009 for her work with the Rowantree Theatre Company.
A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of The Shee, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2017 Best Group The Furrow Collective and also plays with the Scottish/Norwegian group Boreas.
Rachel's third solo album Here's My Heart Come Take It was released in 2016. Her previous releases are The Shadow Side (2012) and Changeling (2014).
In 2016 Rachel received a Hands Up for Trad Ignition Award for Innovation, was awarded Instrumentalist of the Year 2016 at the Scots Trad Music Awards and is Musician of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017.
Her recent album Here's My Heart Come Take It is shortlisted as one of Scotland's top 10 outstanding albums in the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2017.
'Haunting and compelling'
'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds'
The Financial Times
'Newton has made the leap to a fine solo performer and this album is perhaps her best yet'
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Bodmin Folk Club
Bodmin Folk Club
In 1967, a small group of enthusiasts who met weekly to sing in the Masons Arms decided to start a club to attract traditional performers to Cornwall. The first recorded club night of the Bodmin Traditional Folk Club was on 31st May 1968 in an upper room at The Barley Sheaf.
Since then, the club has met almost every single Friday night, welcoming a range of singers, musicians and occasional dancers from Britain and beyond at both guest nights and open houses.
Our new home is upstairs at Bodmin Band & Social Club, with drinks at social club prices.
Find us there every Friday except Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and the August Bank Holiday weekend, when we’re at Cornwall Folk Festival.
Bodmin Folk Club website