Our third featured song comes from a Scottish singer whose powerful voice has won numerous awards already…
Noted for her sublime ability to inhabit every song that she performs, Hannah Rarity is on the ascension having recently won the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year award for 2018, in addition to receiving a number of nominations from The Scotsman and the 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards the year before.
After releasing her EP Beginnings in 2016 to critical acclaim, Hannah has been busy collaborating with a wide number of internationally renowned groups, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Irish-American band Cherish the Ladies.
It’s funny what you can find on the internet. You might start out looking for New World cooker parts and before you know it you’ve unearthed a low-key recording by one Scotland’s fastest rising talents. This recent cover of Brian McNeill’s Strong Women Rule Us All demonstrates Hannah’s great emotional potential, even when performing in a stripped back setting:
|30th September||Torphichen Summer Nights|
|28th August||The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool|
|2nd September||The Blue Arrow, Glasgow|
|6th September||Songs and Reels at the Rose 2, Linlithgow, West Lothian|
|8th September||BBC Proms in the Park, Glasgow Green, Glasgow|
|9th September||Best of the West, Inverary Castle|
|20th September||Brunton Theatre, Edinburgh|
|26th September||The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool|
|2nd September||Byre Theatre, St Andrews|
|3rd October||Aberdeen Folk Club|