Folk Bands and Artists
Lillias Kinsman-Blake flute
Shona Mooney fiddle
Rachel Newton voice, electro-harp
Olivia Ross voice, fiddle, viola
Laura-Beth Salter voice, mandolin
Amy Thatcher accordion, clogs
The Shee, multi instrumentalists and festival favourites, reached the ten-year milestone in their career in 2016. To celebrate three albums and 10 years of touring together, the six members each invited a composer to write an original piece of music. They were Andy Cutting, Brian Finnegan, Karine Polwart, Martin Simpson, Kathryn Tickell and Chris Wood. The result was "Continuum".
"Continuum is a perfect combination of The Shee‘s inventiveness and the creative voices of their contributors. Those voices, although not involved in the recording sessions, can be heard loud and clear in Continuum’s arrangements. Kathryn Tickell’s deeply cherished Northumbrian roots, Karine Polwart’s peerless song craft, the sheer joy of Andy Cutting’s compositions and the complimentary strength of Chris Wood’s; Brian Finnegan’s never ending supply of airs, jigs and reels and Martin Simpson’s beautifully poetic lyrics. Each of these are tangible elements in a unique, enthralling project that celebrates the power of collaboration, a shared love of traditional music and The Shee‘s ten years as a major force in folk music."
Neil McFadyen, FRUK