Edinburgh Tradfest, Edinburgh
‘The Shee are phenomenal, their combination of Scottish folk with just the right amount of bluegrass is an irresistible rhythmic force.’ – Spiral Earth
Cross-Border folk multi-instrumentalists and festival favourites, The Shee, met on the Folk and Traditional Music Degree course at Newcastle University in 2006.
The Shee are an exceptional band boasting powerful and emotional vocal performances and instrumental prowess.
Featuring the talents of
- Scottish Album of the Year nominee 2021, Rachel Newton on harp,
- Sting’s clogger of choice, Amy Thatcher, on accordion,
- and brand new member; Scottish-Icelandic percussionist Signy Jakobsdottir,
Who adds a fresh approach to the band’s huge catalogue of material.
Following three albums (‘A Different Season’, ‘Decadence’ & ‘Murmurations’) and a hectic touring schedule over the past decade, the six members of the band each commissioned a Folk Music hero and in some cases mentor, to write an original piece of music for their fourth album ‘Continuum’to celebrate their tenth anniversary as a band.
Premiered at their sell out concert at Celtic Connections and toured around the UK and at Summer festivals throughout 2016 – 2019, the album has received great audience and press acclaim.
2020 and 2021 have been exceptionally tough years for everyone involved in the music industry, but The Shee are very much looking forward to a return to normality as soon as possible. They can’t wait to get back together, and plan to begin work on material for their fifth album at the first opportunity. This will feature an adventurous brew of folk, gaelic and bluegrass music. Expect slow airs, Gaelic ballads, original songs, high energy tunes, hypnotic riffs, and, of course…clog dancing!
This gig is part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2022.
The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.