Rebecca Hill and
Harp & Fiddle Duo
'Thawcrook', debut album out Spring 2023
" 'Thawcrook' is an outstanding achievement of musicality, ingenuity and passion" Duncan Chisholm
"Gorgeous melodies and rich harmony, stunningly played with huge heart, sense of space and a huge helping of understated playfulness" Lauren MacColl
"All the elements are evoked and emotions tapped, making for a splendid end to this splendid record." At The Barrier
Rebecca Hill and Charlie Stewart's debut album reflects on the name Thawcrook, which was a tool traditionally used to make rope out of natural local materials, such as marram grass, heather or reeds. The aim of the album was to draw on tunes from our local areas of Argyll and Perthshire, as well as from further afield and self written tunes, and to weave them into a cohesive work.
The album also features guest artist Mischa Macpherson, a Gaelic singer from the Isle of Lewis. Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and MG Alba Scots Trad Music Award for Gaelic Singer of the Year.
Rebecca gained the title of ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in 2020 following the release of her solo EP ‘the Airing’ at Celtic Connections earlier that year. Her solo work has taken her on tour through Germany with
Highland Blast in 2021 and to Ohio, America, in 2018 to perform and present at Granville Harp Festival. At home she is in great demand as a tutor and has also created exciting new online collaborations, including a series showcasing Gaelic melodies through working with an International selection of World Folk musicians.
Charlie worked with Rebecca on her latest single ‘Dalrannoch’ as well as her debut EP. His other session work has led to working on recordings with over 30 artists to date, Charlie also enjoys performing regularly with a variety of artists including Siobhan Miller, Matt Carmichael and Mischa MacPherson. Charlie is a founding member of the bands Naad-Hara, Dosca and Snuffbox, with highlights as a solo artist including a New Voices commission for Celtic Connections 2021 and gaining the title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017.