If you pre-order Continuum through our Bandcamp page you will receive a free download of our first single from the album – Song For Mary. That’s the song Rachel Newton commissioned Karine Polwart to write! The CDs will be with you later in the month.
in case you haven’t seen them, the wonderful folk over at Trad TV have been featuring some videos from our launch of the Continuum pieces live at Celtic Connections earlier this year. The videos include us performing each piece we had commissioned, proceeded by an introduction and duet with our chosen composers.
In the latest video, you can see our own Shona Mooney dueting with her chosen composer, Kathryn Tickell, before we play her piece. enjoy!
Thanks to Folkwaves for featuring the first single from our upcoming Continuum album. From the 9th of September, anyone who pre-orders Continuum will receive a free download of ‘Song for Mary’ written for us by the wonderful Karine Polwart. Information on pre-orders will be available here very soon!
See the feature here – https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/folkwaves/jute-mill-songsong-for-mary-by-the-shee/
Our latest album, Continuum, is released on 23 September 2016. A celebration of our first decade together, Continuum is the result of an exciting collaborative project between The Shee and one of the most celebrated festivals in contemporary folk and traditional music, Glasgow’s Celtic Connections.
Celtic Connections commissioned us and six of our favourite contemporary composers to produce six new pieces written specifically to premiere at the 2016 festival. We enjoyed the dream scenario of approaching our heroes – Andy Cutting, Brian Finnegan, Karine Polwart, Martin Simpson, Kathryn Tickell and Chris Wood – and asking them to write tunes and songs with us in mind. And they did!
We’re delighted with the final result, so much so that we had to commit Continuum to record. You can preorder it very soon, or can buy it directly from us on our launch tour. We hope you like it!
Allan Wilkinson has kindly reviewed Saturday’s gig from the Howard Assembly Rooms in Leeds, which you can find on his NorthernSky Website here – http://www.northernskymag.com/reviews/live-reviews/shee
This weekend we will take Continuum out on the road for the first time since we performed it alongside all of our composers at Celtic Connections. We’ll miss them all, but we’re really looking forward to letting new audiences hear the commissions. First stop will be Leeds Howard Assembly Rooms on Saturday night.
Here are a few photos of what we got up to in January, courtesy of Kieran Szifris and our Laura-Beth.
With less than a week to go until we launch Continuum at Celtic Connections, we thought we’d let you in on some behind the scenes footage…….
And last but not least, our accordion player extraordinaire, Amy Thatcher, talks about choosing Andy Cutting to be her Continuum composer, over at Folk Radio UK – http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/12/the-shee-continuum-amy-thatcher-on-andy-cutting/
Hi there – the Christmas season has winged its way in and we have out penultimate blog entry over at Folk Radio UK. This time we have our Lincolnshire singer/mandolin player, Laura-Beth Salter talking about her chosen composer – Martin Simpson.http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/12/guest-blog-the-shee-continuum-laura-beth-salter-on-martin-simpson/