Rhiannon Crutchley, aka The Brewer’s Daughter is from Northampton, with English, Irish and Ukrainian heritage. Rhiannon has played fiddle for 20 years. She is a collector of traditional folk music from Britain, Ireland and Eastern Europe.
Whilst playing fiddle with Tarantism (Britain’s most hard-working, long-running festival band) she also performs solo as The Brewer’s Daughter at festivals, gigs and folk-clubs throughout the UK.
The Brewer’s Daughter works with her father producing Hoggleys and Phipps NBC in Northampton’s historic Albion Brewery building. She lives on a narrowboat named ‘Make Believe’, pulling in the ropes and chugging slowly around the inland waterways.
The album Make Believe was conceived and produced on a narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal, in the Albion Brewery in Northampton and in a barn in rural Hertfordshire.
Recorded by Sam Dfl from the band AOS3, with a guest appearance by Fraggle from Back to the Planet on guitar, Make Believe is a mixture of traditional folk tunes and original compositions, of lyric-driven songs and instrumentals, all linked by old-time sentiment.
The Brewer’s Daughter launches the album ‘Make Believe’ on the 19th June at The Albion Brewery Bar, 54 Kingswell Street, Northampton. The support acts are Fleetwood Cave and Dog Sick Seven. The album will be available for digital download on iTunes, Bandcamp and all major online distributors as of Sunday 19th June 2016. Hard copies of the CD will be available at gigs and through mail order.
Artist’s website: https://www.facebook.com/thebrewersdaughter/