Rachael McShane is a renowned folk singer, cellist, fiddle, and viola player from the North East of England. She gained fame as an original member of the award-winning folk big band Bellowhead, recording five studio albums with them and winning a staggering 8 BBC Folk Awards.
Away from Bellowhead, Rachael is also is the leader of The Cartographers, a band that features the exceptional talents of guitarist Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing), and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting). Their music is a powerful blend of traditional folk and contemporary sounds, with Rachael’s stunning voice and instrumental skills leading the line. The Cartographers have garnered a loyal following thanks to their impressive live performances and critically acclaimed debut album, When All Is Still (2018, Topic Records).
They are preparing for a run of tour dates in March, so check your diaries as they may be coming to a venue near you!
Tour Dates as Follows:
Saturday 2nd March – Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, Derbyshire
Sunday 3rd March – The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tuesday 5th March – Temperance, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Wednesday 6th March – The Fleece, Bretforton, Worcestershire
Thursday 7th March – St George’s, Bristol
Friday 8th March – Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
Saturday 9th March – St Edith Folk, Cranbrook, Kent
Sunday 10th March – Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
For further details please visit: rachaelmcshane.co.uk