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Stone's Throw, Lament Of The Selkie
  • Ysgol Caer Elen
    Withybush Rd,
    Haverfordwest
    SA62 4BQ
A stirring evening of mesmerising story, music and song by Rachel Taylor-Beales. Two women, riding tides of trauma and loss to find the skin that fits. “Outstanding” BBC Radio Wales. ‘Share your own stories’, elements of which will be weaved into the show.

A stirring evening of mesmerising story, music and song by Rachel Taylor-Beales. Two women, riding tides of trauma and loss to find the skin that fits. “Outstanding” BBC Radio Wales.   ‘Share your own stories’, elements of which will be weaved into the show.  

Rachel Taylor-Beales has teamed up with award winning actor-musician Lucy Rivers and Director Louise Osborn, to create and perform a story fuelled, gig-theatre adaptation of Rachel’s most recent album Stone’s Throw, Lament of the Selkie. Using song, music, storytelling and large-scale visual projections, Rachel’s personal experiences of injury and trauma after a dramatic accident, are merged alongside contemporary re-imaginings of selkie folklore myth. The performance features Rachel as herself and Lucy Rivers as Selkie, an enigmatic creature and mother with a tortured past. Reality blurs as Rachel and Selkie walk the line where the ocean meets the land and back again, their separate stories entwining and unraveling. 

A performance of song, story and visual image, blurring the lines between real life and fiction: Two women. Two mothers. Many stories…riding tides of trauma and loss, to find the skin that fits. 

Rachel Taylor-Beales is a singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist whose music meets at a crossroads of folk, roots, blues and jazz. Her latest album, a folklore concept entitled Stone’s Throw, Lament Of The Selkie is receiving high praise and has been described as “Exceptional!” and named in the “Best releases” by Folk Radio UK, “Outstanding!” by BBC Radio Wales and “Excellent and original” by Folking.com. Rachel performs solo as well as with her collective of highly talented musicians for shows that include multi-instrumentation, and spine-tingling vocal harmony. www.racheltaylor-beales.com

“Exceptionalalbum, masterfully conceived and beautifully presented” Folk Radio UK

“Lovely, Highly Recommended” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“Interesting mix of folk, roots and jazz” BBC Radio 3

“Jaw droppingly beautiful! Can’t blame me if all that falls out of my mouth are plaudits, hyperbole, language of the most glowing praise…Outstanding, a wonderful piece of orchestrated work ” Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

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