Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
The Shee

THE SHEE is an exceptional all-female band and Murmurations, their third CD, further showcases their three exceptionally strong singers alongside astonishing instrumental prowess. Their diverse range of individual musical influences combine to produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic and Bluegrass. The arrangements on the new album are a mixture of their signature complex, inter-weaving textures and a brave, stripped-back feel on certain tracks. The new album, in part, illustrates a different side to a band unafraid to explore new territory and mix their ever-changing individual influences together, all the while managing to maintain a unique, recognisable sound.

The band is lucky to have a talented graphic designer in their ranks in the form of Lillias Kinsman-Blake. Lillias came up with the concept of designing every single album cover for Murmurations; differently, giving the owner a completely unique piece of artwork. "Every single album cover has been individually illustrated,” she explains, “to represent the endlessly evolving flight patterns of the Starlings. We wanted to give people something unique and personal that couldn't be experienced from simply downloading the music. As a band, we feel that the music on this album is particularly honest. We keep returning to the dynamic of the individual and yet the interaction between the group and the way our music draws heavily on our individual influences while maintaining a collective sound. This is illustrated through the murmuration of starlings."

As with the last two albums, The Shee arranged all the tracks together and the recording has no guest musicians. They are very glad to have brought in Duncan Lyall again as producer with Stuart Hamilton as their recording engineer. Castlesound Studios with its many booths and space allows the band to record live together as much as possible and the album was recorded in only four days.


'A third album full of complex arrangements, strong singing and the clear sense of a band seriously stretching their wings.' - fROOTS


Track info for 'Murmurations' | Released 8th October 2012. Check the shop!

Date City Venue
20th September 14 Greater Manchester Ramsbottom Festival
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Ramsbottom Cricket Club. Buy Tickets
18th October 14 Lichfield Lichfield Arts Centre
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bore Street. Venue phone: 01543 262223.
20th October 14 Henley on Thames Nettlebed Village Club
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Buy Tickets
21st October 14 Shoreham-by-Sea Ropetackle Arts Centre
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
22nd October 14 Birmingham The Red Lion Folk Club
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Kings Heath.
23rd October 14 Mid Glamorgan Park and Dare Theatre
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 08000 147 111. Address: Treorchy.
7th November 14 Denholm Denholm Folk Festival
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Village Hall. Buy Tickets

28th August 2014 - Nordsjøfestivalen Farsund, Norway - buy tickets

  • Music
  • Hi there and a belated happy new year to you!

    It has been brought to our attention that there is a serious lack of music on our website so while we get that fixed, here’s a new soundcloud page with a bit of new music from each album on it.


    We are now busy plotting our 2014 both as a band and with our individual projects. Celtic Connections isn’t far away, and if you visit the festival you can hear a whole concert of new music from our very own Rachel Newton.  She will be performing a New Voices commission at The Mitchell Theatre on the 2nd of February. You can find out more here. Also, Laura-Beth will be doing a ‘Deadly Duos’ gig with Jenn Butterworth on the 24th of January which you can find out about here.

    Shona has a new band called The Mosse Troopers, and Amy is part of a new band called Kathryn Tickell and The Side. We will try and keep you posted on these.

    We will be announcing a few live dates soon, but in the meantime we hope you enjoy the music.

    Cheerio for now

    The Shee x


    Our New Album - Murmurations

    Release date: 8th October 2012.
    £12 (incl. postage) / £15 for a signed copy (incl. postage)
    Order your copy here.

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