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Folk artist Rachel Newton, who was awarded ‘Musician of the Year’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017 is coming to the Brindley Theatre on Monday 19 February.

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.

And Halton Borough Council will welcome her to Runcorn.

Rachel performs solo, with her trio featuring Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion and with a full band when they’re joined by Michael Owers on trombone and Sarah Hayes on keys.

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.

She released her mighty latest album ‘Here’s My Heart Come Take it’ was released in April 2016. The Herald said of her: “This is the sound of modern Scotland, as surely as draws on folklore and tradition, Newton’s singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.”

For more information see www.rachelnewtonmusic.com

Tickets are £14, £12 from www.thebrindley.org.uk and the box office on 0151 907 8360.