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Over the course of the last decade, Scottish folk singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni has been steadily building up a catalogue of songs that  turn personal experience into compelling narratives. Back in 2019, Sermanni released her third full album, So It Turns, a collection filled with subtle intricacies that examined a vast array of topics, from her time spent in a Buddhist monastery in the Scottish borders to the woes of long-distance relationships and the desire to act in the face of troubling times.

After initially being postponed, her show at The Cluny on Tuesday 5th April follows on the back of her 2021 EP, Swallow Me. Chronicling a once-unknown journey into motherhood, it moves from the tender title track, which lovingly retraces the more joyous moments of being pregnant, to contemplating the darker sides of motherhood. While the four tracks on Swallow Me are likely to feature in the live show, Sermanni’s growing canon means that she has a wealth of material to draw upon that, while never straying too far away from the Celtic-inspired roots, draws upon a wider breadth of musical influences. Likely to be an intimate showcase of her oeuvre, this is a chance to be thoroughly warmed by her comforting charm.

Rachel Sermanni performs at The Cluny, Newcastle on Tuesday 5th April.


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