Campfire Club – Rachel Newton
Saturday 2nd July, 8pm
The Nest Collective & English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Rachel Newton.
Rediscover one of life’s simplest joys – the sharing of live music in the glow of a campfire.
Every summer, we gather in beautiful green spaces within cities to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world.
In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink and the company of others.
For this Campfire Club we are delighted to present Rachel Newton.
BBC Radio 2 Folk awards, Scots Trad awards, Scottish album of the Year, and Songlines Top of the World Editor’s Pick winning 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.
‘Haunting vocals and elegant harp’ – The Guardian
‘Harp and strings blur the border between worlds’ – The Financial Times
The support act for this show is Ruby Colley. Ruby is a violinist and composer. She creates instrumental soundscapes that are far beyond the realm of traditional playing, with the complex web of sound more akin to an electric orchestra.
Campfire Club audiences say:
“Getting to hear live music after so long was deeply emotional and the feeling of collective spirit (especially now) was really powerful.”
“The beautiful venue, the beautiful music, the beautiful weather! Thank you so much.”
“This was my first live music event since the beginning of the year and, although the acts were brilliant, I think what will stay with me is the joy of being with people and enjoying the moment together. I feel very grateful to you all for putting on the event.”
“Walking into a wonderland of nature with beautiful music and people, it made me feel wonderfully elated.”
“The atmosphere was incredible, I knew I would love the music but I loved the atmosphere just as much.”
Please note: this is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately for the weather. A bar service is available.