Celtic Music Radio starts a series of concerts recorded during Celtic Connections 2011 starting with Rachel Sermanni and her New Voices concert in the Strathclyde Suite on Sunday 23 January 2011.
Inspired at an early age by both Scottish traditional music and Robert Burns’s poetry, the young Carrbridge singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni has sparked quite a buzz during 2010, being invited by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett to feature on the nu-folk showcase album Communion, and supporting Oxford-based hipsters Stornoway on tour.
Here she explores, both literally and metaphorically, the theme of ‘tramping’ – a deliberately old-school term for the roaming in wild places that Sermanni has loved since childhood. A mix of previously-written and brand new songs also incorporates a classical-tinged instrumental sequence, composed for fiddles, piano, guitar and bass.
New Voices: Rachel Sermanni, Saturday 5 March 2011 at 2.00pm. Repeat at 10.00pm.