“Utterly spellbinding. . . full of subtle delights and innumerable charms” NetRhythms
One of Scottish folk music’s most recognised, much-loved bands, The Rachel Hair Trio are renowned for their strong melodies, rootsy songs and majestic instrumental flair. Harnessing their repertoire from traditional, contemporary and international sources, the Trio present live performances that ooze charm and skill, with entertaining prowess.
This year sees the trio take Scotland’s oldest instrument to quirky new corners with the release of their second album, Trì. From haunting Gaelic ballads and sassy Strathspeys, to Manx jigs and jazzy marches, Trì is a declaration of intent from one of the countries most lauded and well-respected touring outfits.
As well as their general public performances, the Rachel Hair Trio are specialists in providing specially crafted performances for schools and education institutes. They tour annually in Norway and Denmark for the Government run organisations Rikskonsertene and Levende Musik i Skolen, and to this day have performed to over 7,000 school students throughout Scandinavia.
“Butterworth powers the show with driving guitar” The Metro
One of Scotland’s foremost female guitarists and singers, Jenn Butterworth is from Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway. As well as the Rachel Hair Trio, Jenn is a regular performer with award winning band Fiddlers Bid and has performed with the best of the Scottish music scene including Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain and the hugely successful Anna Massie Band.
Jenn’s bold, but respectful guitar playing is a perfect match to her heartwarming delivery of songs.
London born and now resident in Glasgow, Cameron Maxwell started his musical career as a jazz trombonist before an injury led him to move to double bass. He has recorded with a diverse range of artists including Alyth McCormack, Jill Jackson, and the award-winning State Broadcasters, and has toured alongside such greats as Jools Holland and Status Quo.
Cammy’s mature but inventive playing provides the backbone of the Trio’s solid performances.