Songs & Reels at the Rose with Hannah Rarity Band - Thursday 6 September 2018

Back by popular request, this year’s event at the Rose Social Club will feature BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 - West Lothian’s very own Hannah Rarity - and her fabulous band.

Recently featured in The Scotsman as ‘one to watch in 2018’, Hannah’s spellbinding voice and warm, genuine stage manner have seen her become one of Scotland’s foremost young singers.

Since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2016, she has toured internationally with the renowned Irish-American traditional group ‘Cherish the Ladies’, appeared as a soloist on BBC Scotland’s Hogmanay Live 2016, sold out her 2017 Edinburgh Fringe debut and featured in projects for the RSNO, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and BBC Northern Ireland TV.

Hannah’s debut EP ‘Beginnings’ marked an exciting chapter in her already remarkable career. Her thoughtful interpretations of traditional material, and sensitive, self-penned songs are skilfully backed by her band. Together they create intricate and fiery arrangements, which are as exciting as they are moving.

For “Songs and Reels at the Rose”, Hannah will be joined by the brilliant young musicians Sally Simpson (fiddle/viola), Innes White (guitar), John Lowrie (piano) and Conan McDonagh (whistle).