Rachel McShane and the Cartographers
Bellowhead alumni Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. As a member of Bellowhead Rachael toured internationally as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael has more recently been singing the role of Susannah Holmes in a new adaptation of The Transports alongside The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton. The Transports album is out now.
Rachael’s brand new album (her first since 2009) sees her reworking traditional songs with a new band, The Cartographers, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting). ‘When All Is Still’ came out in August 2018.
This will be the band’s first visit to Lichfield Guildhall, and it is bound to be a fine way of finishing our Saturday night.
Rachael McShane & The Cartographers are a brand new signing to Topic Records, the oldest independent label in the world, on the eve of its 80th anniversary.