Contemporary Scots folk at Lyme

SCOTTISH singer Rachel Sermanni, a rising star of the contemporary folk scene, is appearing at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on 25th November as part of a major new tour.

Sermanni, who draws her influences from many different musicians, including Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, has played at leading festivals including Hay and Glastonbury.

In September 2009 she went to see Mumford and Sons at the Loopallu festival in Ullapool. After the performance, she found them in a pub “and asked them if they wanted to jam – they ended up in a jamming session on the beach and in 2011 she supported them at Dingwalls in London.

A hard-working singer who notched up 150 gigs between June 2011 and June 2012, Sermanni was showcased at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, and has supported Elvis Costello and Rumer.