Gilded Balloon Basement

Rootsbase: Rachel Newton

A new live music club - dedicated to presenting the very best in folk, trad and roots-based!

A Musician Of The Year in 2017 (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards), an Instrumentalist Of The Year in 2016 (Scots Trad Awards), and having been shortlisted in 2017 for her album Here's My Heart Come Take It (SAY Award), singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic, as well as writing and performing her own instrumental pieces.

A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of the successful UK folk bands The Shee and The Furrow Collective. She also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.