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Hosted By Hudson Records...hannah Read

Nov 30th 2016 @ Regather Works

Sheffield, United Kingdom
I Was There
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
7:30 PM
Regather Works
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Born and bred in Scotland and now residing in New York City, Hannah Read is a versatile musician, widely recognized on the International stage. She is known for her fiddle playing, songwriting, composing and was recently described as one of "the finest singers of the day" in the UK's MOJO Magazine.

Hannah spent her youth within the rich music scenes of Edinburgh and the Isle of Eigg, a remote Island off the west coast of Scotland. At age 11, an acceptance into The City of Edinburgh Music School steered her down a musical path. She went on to attend the American School of Modern Music is Paris, which led to a big leap over the pond to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she was the recipient of a violin scholarship.

She has been engrossed in the vibrant music scene in North America for the best part of a decade and had been fortunate to play with a wide range of musicians/bands including Alex Winston, Julie Fowlis, Karan Casey, Livingston Taylor, Natalie Haas, Michael McDonald, Matt Glaser, Bruce Molsky, Maeve Gilchrist, Rose Cousins, Sarah Jarosz and Della Mae.

She has toured extensively throughout the USA, UK, Canada and Europe with her own self-titled project as well as with Jefferson Hamer, Emily Smith, Ember Isles, Oh My Darling, Fribo, Daimh, EVA and the critically acclaimed Songs of Separation. Notable performances include Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Vancouver Folk Festival, the opening ceremony of The Scottish Parliament, Lorient Interceltique Festival in Brittany and at The Millennium Dome in London.

Hannah's solo album 'Wrapped in Lace' was released in 2012 and produced by Charlie Van Kirk. The record pulled on her Scottish roots mixed with jazz and indie influences resulting in "each song holds it's own landscape, every one is rich with nuance and beauty"(Cover Lay Down Blog). She also plays in a duo with singer-songwriter Jefferson Hamer and a Brooklyn based trio, Ember Isles. She is one of ten women from across the UK that make up the supergroup 'Songs of Separation' alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart. The newly released self-titled album has been called "A Superlative and essential record" (FOLK RADIO) and has been featured on BBC radio 2, BBC Scotland and in The Guardian, Scotsman, Telegraph, Sunday Times and UNCUT Magazine.

Hannah has recorded fiddle, guitar and backing vocals on a wide range of albums, including with Rosanne Cash, Raffi, Hanneke Cassell, Maeve Gilchrist, Silvina Moreno, John Fatum, Keenan O'Meara, Martyn Bennett's Mackay's Memoirs, Wilsen and Ewan Macpherson.