Multi instrumentalists and festival favourites, The Shee, have reached the ten-year milestone in their action-packed career, and intend to celebrate by creating a brand new body of original work.
Following three albums and a hectic touring schedule, the six members of the band have each approached a composer hero to write an original piece of music ahead of a prestigious premiere at Celtic Connections 2016.
The composers will then join The Shee on stage to introduce their piece and perform with the band as each is performed for the first time.
The composers are:
The Shee’s accordionist, Amy Thatcher, said: ‘We can’t quite believe our luck: we’re getting some of the most influential musicians and composers on the current British folk scene to write original music for us. It’s going to be an incredible experience, and the perfect way to celebrate ten years of making music as The Shee.’
Following the Continuum premiere at Celtic Connections in January 2016 (event page here), the band will head back to the studio to work on a new album for release later that year.
Over the next six weeks, Folk Radio UK will be hearing from each member of the band as they introduce us to their chosen collaborators and explain their hopes for the Continuum project. Make sure you check back here each Tuesday for the next instalment.
Photo Credit: Louise Bichan