Hannah Rarity’s sublime voice imbues the music she performs with a depth of emotion that is inimitable. It’s this ability that has seen her become one of Scotland’s foremost young singers. Winner of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018; her status as a rising talent has been further consolidated by her Scots Singer of the Year nomination at the 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards and feature as ‘One to Watch in 2018’ in The Scotsman.
Her powerful vocals have been well-suited to her collaborations and performances with esteemed musical acts such as Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She has toured with Irish-American band Cherish the Ladies, as well as national television appearances – BBC Hogmanay Live, BBC N.I. Wayfaring Stranger – and UK festivals such as – Orkney, Tiree, Celtic Connections. Hannah is also proud to work regularly with Live Music Now Scotland, a charitable organisation providing musical performances and interactive programmes in a range of community settings throughout Scotland.
“A beautiful voice is always a wondrous thing, but when heart and voice connect, that’s where the magic really starts to happen and Hannah’s heart and voice are huge.” – Phil Cunningham