42 Otago Ln
Glasgow G12 8PB
Sarah Smout is a cellist, singer and songwriter from Yorkshire. She has toured the country and world playing with acts like Michael Chapman, Rachel Ries, Gren Bartley and King Creosote. But as a singer and poet in her own right, it was only a matter of time before she began a solo career. 2016 has seen the release of her E.P. ‘Decision to Leave’ – songs with cello which are original, beautifully crafted and hugely touching, exploring themes like home, land, love and climate change.
“Stirring cello…that was to be the hallmark of the whole album” – The Living Tradition – Magnificent Creatures (Gren Bartley)
“Startlingly good arrangements” – FRUK Live Review – Wickham Festival
Sophie Ramsay combines old and new folk, singing songs from her native Scotland alongside originals with freshly poetic lyrics and European folk influences: her 2013 album ‘The Glassy Mountain’ was described as ‘undeniably beautiful’ fRoots, ‘Joanna Newsom meets Belle and Sebastian’ (R2) and as ‘timeless, outstanding… for those who really hear a song’ (Folk Music Worth Listening To). She is now celebrating the release of her new album of old Scots and Gaelic Songs ‘The Seas Between Us’.
Sophie and Sarah met at a Rachel Ries concert at the famous Green Note in Camden, where Sarah was playing. They got talking about species reintroduction (beavers…), ecology and probably climate change, and almost immediately began dreaming up future musical journeys.