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It’ll be third time lucky for Fay Hield’s show at Sage Gateshead on Saturday 10th September following two pandemic postponements, but finally she will bring songs from her most recent album, Wrackline, to a Gateshead audience and regale them with her musical tales of magic and myth, storms and selkies.

The evening forms part of a Storytellers series of performances (also featuring Loudon Wainwright, Kate Rusby, Eddie Reader and more) which run from September until December at the venue and which promise magical sounds and storytelling, both of which feature on Fay’s new album in abundance.

Alongside her own interpretations of traditional tales, her fifth release features some of her own songs for the first time. One of the most interesting folk musicians of recent years – Fay has a PhD and a day job as a lecturer in ethnomusicology at the University of Sheffield – she will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalists and long-time bandmates Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron on fiddle, guitar, concertina and more. With her newest release including both light-hearted and darker subject matter, it promises to be an intriguing evening as she explores and enchants with her distinctive voice and her tales of otherworldly spirits and fairies.

Fay Hield performs at Sage Gateshead on Saturday 10th September.


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