We are delighted to partner with the magnificent Foundling Museum (Brunswick Square) for a special evening with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd who gives an intimate gig in the Foundling Museum’s Picture Gallery.
Come and join us for one of the most creative and heartfelt road shows of the year where Rachel will perform a piano set off her latest albums ‘We Resonate’ and `Bite The Mountain` alongside breath taking animated backdrop created by visual artist and sister Betsy Dadd.
“Late contender for the best of the year lists… brilliantly unusual, unexpected tracks, you never know what she’s going to do next.” – Lauren Laverne
Semi-nomadic multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd defies categorisation, with her music incorporating influences from folk, Japanese Improv, and Minimalism. Her songs are as likely to feature banjo or clarinet as they are African field recordings or her unborn baby’s heartbeat.
Rachael has performed to audiences of up to 3000 and in recent times has taken to the stage at countless festivals including Glastonbury, End of The Road, Green Man, Wilderness, No Direction Home, Truck, Boomtown, Ouvre La Voix (France), Mandstock (Italy), and Woodford (Australia). Having graduated from art school with first class honors, Rachael is also a practicing and exhibiting artist, always putting emphasis on the record sleeve and often making handmade limited editions, thinking conceptually and regularly collaborating with RCA graduate animator and sister Betsy Dadd with whom she is the recipient of an Emerging Excellence Award for a new collaborative show they are working on together.
“Bold art folk… accomplished fusion of words, acoustic strumming and wild percussive textures.” – UNCUT
Delighted to say the evening will be further embellished by the addition of Lucy Farrell, an English Folk singer and fiddle player who many will know from her work with innumerable stellar folk projects such as the BBC2 Folk Award nominated “Furrow Collective”,”Carthy, Hardy, Farrell and Young” and “Fiddle and Voice”.
A new partnership for 2016, Folk at The Foundling brings traditional music from the British Isles and beyond to the unique surroundings of The Foundling Museum. Explore the history of the Foundling Hospital – the UK’s first children’s charity and public art gallery – and soak up acoustic music in this intimate setting.
The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ
Born from the richness of semi-nomadic lifestyle, folk singer Rachael Dadd has the most impacting works in the public sphere.View Artist