The young singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni brings a special sensibility to the stage. Her poetic lyrics and graceful vocals create an intimate performance experience that is minimal and yet intricate, and evocative of her native Scottish Highlands: there is often a hint of the symbolic and the mystical in her music. Sermanni has recorded in Highland forests and purple hills, live on festival stages, and in technically sophisticated recording studios, but wherever she plays, we are listening to a new voice, one rooted in tradition but confidently exploring new boundaries and horizons. “Rachel Sermanni … is quietly proving herself to be one of Britain’s most promising folk artists” (The Guardian).
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