Mon 15 April 2019 Nettlebed Village Club, Nr Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
What do you do when one of your number is invited to curate a Women In Folk series at London’s King’s Place?
You augment your number to include more fabulous female musicians, of course! The Trad: Reclaimed Women In Folk series, which took place earlier this month, sought to shine a light on women in the contemporary folk scene, and celebrate those that helped make the scene what it is today. The series was the brainchild of The Shee’s harpist and vocalist, Rachel Newton, and featured The Shee as an 11-piece big band, with ScottishIcelandic drummer and percussionist, Signy Jakobsdottir, alongside other folk scene favourites – Lori Watson, Heather Downie, Jenn Butterworth and Mairearad Green – joining the ranks. And now, The Shee plan to head back out on the road, with Signy Jakobsdottir continuing to provide the beats. This will give fans of The Shee a unique opportunity to hear a new perspective on the band’s rich signature arrangements.
Praise for The Shee’s last album, Continuum:
The Shee have already made a considerable mark on the folk landscape, but this excellent album takes them to another level. ***** fRoots
The Shee are all classy musicians. ***** The Guardian