Premier of a new special collaborative performance in celebration of our 30th birthday from musicians and songwriters Rachel McCarthy, Katie Richardson and Jackie Rainey! They will play songs from some of the Bluegrass, Folk and Americana artists who have inspired them over the years in their own diverse creative journeys. This show will be packed full of three part harmonies and beautiful covers from a diverse range of artists such as Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welsh, The Milk Carton Kids, Gram Parsons, CSNY, First Aid Kit, The Staves and many more.
Katie Richardson is a musician, songwriter, composer, music producer and facilitator who currently makes her own music under the name Hex Hue. For several years she was a member of Choice nominated ‘Pleasure Beach’ with whom she toured the UK and Ireland. Under several different guises, she has worked and collaborated with musicians such as Foy Vance and Duke Special as well as supporting artists like Van Morrison, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Jesca Hoop, Bell X1, All Saints and many more. As a composer/songwriter Katie has worked with many Theatre and film companies across Ireland. In 2018 she starred in and worked as on-stage musical director in the production of Good Vibrations in The Lyric Theatre. Her work in film has included a score for 'The Death of a Projectionist' by Oscar nominated and Bafta award winning Out of Orbit Films.
Rachel McCarthy is an incredible singer-songwriter from Bangor. As well as being a member of NI music prize nominated ‘The Darkling Air’ Rachel was also a founding member of Farriers and has toured and performed with artists such as Foy Vance, Juliet Turner and Duke Special. Rachel is currently working on a third album release with the darkling air as well as curating music and stories for a historical project called Bangor's Ghost - which will hopefully see it's forth performance in Summer 2022.
As well as being a talented songwriter who regularly travels to Nashville TN to co-write, Belfast based musician Jackie Rainey is also an International touring artist who has been the opening act for artists such Paul Brady, Eliza Gilkyson, Gretchen Peters and many more. An in-demand session musician Jackie was a touring member of Sinead O'Connor's live band providing rhythm guitar and backing vocals across Europe and America 2019-2020. In 2012 Jackie toured the west coast of Australia as opening act for Hat Fitz and Cara and has performed in prestigious venues such as The Ulster Hall when she provided backing vocals for a sold out show with Davy Watson and The Ulster Orchestra.