The Shee bring Electro-harp, accordion, fiddle, flute, mandolin, percussion and three powerful voices together. Furthermore with a range of individual musical influences they produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic and American music.
As previous nominees of Best Live Act at the MG Alba Scots Trad Awards The Shee includes the BBC Radio Folk Award Musician of the Year, Rachel Newton among its ranks.
They have recorded four albums to date, each received to great acclaim.
The Shee Band
‘…a unique, enthralling project that celebrates the power of collaboration, a shared love of traditional music and The Shee‘s ten years as a major force in folk music. The premiere of Continuum at Celtic Connections was an unforgettable event, the album that’s grown from it is simply outstanding.’Folk Radio UK
Electro harp and vocals
Mandolin and vocals
Percussion / kit
Fiddle and vocals
The Shee – Continuum
In January 2016, in order to mark their ten year anniversary, The Shee took to the stage in front of a sell-out audience to launch Continuum. This is an exciting new project. Six of their favourite folk musicians were asked to compose pieces for the band.
The pieces were written by Karine Polwart, Brian Finnegan, Chris Wood, Kathryn Tickell, Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting. They are then performed by The Shee. You will find that The Shee are currently touring the Continuum album, along with select pieces from their first three albums.
***** ‘The Shee have already made a considerable mark on the folk landscape, but this excellent album takes them to another level.‘ Album of the monthfRoots magazine
**** ‘A sophisticated, unexpectedly emotional set.‘ The Guardian full review here – https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/22/the-shee-continuum-review
‘ a record which is innovative, creative and beautifully crafted.‘Bright Young Folk
Continuum is a stunning piece of work on every level, finely expressing a mix of musical mood and character to create something individual and distinctive.‘Folkwords
‘a thoughtful and emotional collection of songs and instrumentals, showing off the exquisite musicianship and intuitive interplay gained from their 10-year collaboration.’FATEA
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