Rachael McShane

          and The Cartographers


Saturday 28th October 2017

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm


Earlybird Tickets £12 until 30th September

Age 14-17 Tickets £8 until 30th September



St Marys Church

St Marys Avenue

Purley on Thames

Reading RG8 8BJ



Online ticket sales via WeGotTickets at £12 (£1.20 booking fee added) that accepts credit/debit cards.  Tickets also available for age 14-17 at £8 (plus £0.80 booking fee).


For residents of Upper/Lower Basildon and Purley-on-Thames tickets are available (cash only) without the booking fee.  Please request by filling in the contact form and we will be in touch.

Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael has more recently been singing the role of Susannah Holmes in The Transports alongside The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton.

Rachael is now working on a new solo project of traditional songs and is playing with a brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane), melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting) and Dan Rogers (The Unthanks) on double bass.


Village Concerts has scored a bit of a coup here.  This will be one of the very first performances by Rachael McShane and The Cartographers on just a handful of dates in the Autumn prior to extensive touring and Festival appearances in 2018.  Come along to the concert and earn the right to say "I was there right at the beginning!".

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