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DURHAM: Old Cinema Launderette

SAT 13TH SEP, 2014 doors 7pm

£13.00 + £1.30 Booking fee = £14.30

29 tickets available

14 and over

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Tickets £13 in advance or £15 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information.

Mix of seating (limited) and standing.

Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm.

We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks.

About Rachel

Singer, Harpist and Fiddler Rachel Newton is one of Scotland’s busiest folk musicians, having performed and toured with many of the best known bands and singers around. A founder member of The Shee and the BBC2 Folk Award winning Emily Portman Trio, Rachel also performs her own solo material and released her debut album ‘The Shadow Side’ in 2012. The album was nominated in the Scots Trad Music Awards 2012 and received much critical acclaim. Rachel also works in theatre and film, winning an award with the Rowantree Theatre Company for Best Use of Music at the CATS 2009 and singing on Raindance Award winning film ‘The Inheritance’.


Rachel was born and brought up in Edinburgh and has also spent a lot of her time the North-West Highlands. Attending a Gaelic medium school and involvement in the Feis movement sparked her interest in traditional music from an early age.
Her upbringing in both Highland and City cultures has meant that she has been strongly influenced by a diversity of styles and this is highly evident in both her playing and singing.

Rachel attended the prestigious City of Edinburgh Music School, where she studied a range of disciplines including harp, Gaelic and jazz singing, fiddle, viola and piano.
Rachel went on to study voice and harp on the BMus Folk and Traditional Music in Newcastle and this broadened her horizons further including forming a duo ‘Rachel and Lillias’, joining the BBC 2 Folk Award winning Emily Portman Trio and co-founding
Scots Trad Music Award nominated six-piece band ‘The Shee’ Rachel has performed all over the world and at various festivals including Celtic Connections (where she was a finalist in the Young Traditional Musician of the Year2005), the Tonder Festival in
Denmark and at Cambridge Folk Festival, England. As well as being much in demand as a musician in the folk scene having performed with Karine Polwart, Macmaster/Hay and others, she has also worked in theatre with the Rowantree Theatre Company, winning a CATS Award for Best Use of Music in 2009, performed at the Traverse in Andrew Greig's 'Found at Sea' and her singing is featured in Raindance award winning film The Inheritance.
In July 2012, Rachel released her first solo album 'The Shadow Side', which was nominated for 'Album of the Year' in the Scots Trad Music Awards 2012

Her new album 'Changeling' is released in September and she will be touring the UK with her trio in support of it's release.


"A highly original and brilliantly realised album that puts traditional music centre stage and then
takes it off on some very original tangents." - R2 Magazine

"Remarkable and mature" - fRoots

'beautifully executed music' The Living Tradition

Rachel Newton - I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry

£13.00 + £1.30 Booking fee = £14.30

29 tickets available

14 and over