Hannah Rarity’s spellbinding voice and warm, genuine stage manner have seen her become one of Scotland’s foremost young singers. Since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she has toured internationally with the renowned Irish-American traditional group ‘Cherish the Ladies’, appeared as a soloist on BBC Scotland’s Hogmanay Live 2016, sold out her 2017 Edinburgh Fringe debut and featured in projects for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and BBC Northern Ireland TV. Hannah is currently a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 and nominated for Scots Singer of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Award 2017.
Her debut EP ‘Beginnings’, released in November 2016, marked an exciting chapter in her already remarkable career. Her thoughtful interpretations of traditional material and sensitive, self-penned songs are skilfully backed by her band. Together they create intricate and fiery arrangements, which are as exciting as they are moving.
“Beautifully engaging vocals, thoughtful interpretations of traditional songs and some highly promising song-writing...in the same league as the likes of Cara Dillon when it comes to softly-sung tender emotion...Hers is definitely a name to watch.” - fRoots Magazine