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    Below you will find all our latest news as posted to Rachel's Twitter account @RachelWlkr. Follow her on your favourite social network for up to the minute news on gigs, tickets, merchandise and new releases. Rachel is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. See links at the top of the page.
    Rachel Walker
    West Highland College - UHI are hosting on online open day today and I’ll be taking appointments to discuss all music courses, including options for performance, composition and digital DJ-ing. More info here whc.uhi.ac.uk
    Rachel Walker
    A lovely day singing my wee heart out @StMarysSpace for a safe and socially distanced vocal day. Big progress made on the new album 🎶 #newmusic #newsongs #singersongwriter #gaelic
    This will be a lovely way to spend an evening 🎶 twitter.com/nature_scot/st…
    Rachel Walker
    My new album has taken another wee step forward this week! Delighted that @RoryGrindlay_ has recorded some drum tracks, starting to sound good! Looking forward to the next steps and adding loads of backing vocals! 🎶🥁#newalbum #newsongs #newmusic #drums #vocals #singersongwriter
    Rachel Walker
    My last gig was at @ccfest in January. With lockdown easing, live performances still look to be a long way off, yet there is no financial help or support available for most who work in the industry. It’s not just a way to make a living, it’s a way of life. #LetTheMusicPlay
    How lovely for wee ones! (And the grannies too...) twitter.com/NicolaSturgeon…
    A chance to see what some of our Creative students have been up to this year! twitter.com/WHC_UHI/status…
    Remote album making can be quite interesting! twitter.com/StMarysSpace/s…
    Today I saw my Mum for the first time since before Lockdown. It was lovely, but also very difficult not being able to hug her, and I know so many people feeling the same at the moment. Please, please keep safe so it’s not too long till we can hug the people we love. #hugs #love
    A song for World Oceans Day. The Arms of the Ocean (feat. Alec Dalglish) youtu.be/VWLd88Pa3M4
    Excellent opportunity here. twitter.com/piper_simon/st…
    It was nice to be able to join Skipinnish pals virtually for this song! twitter.com/Skipinnish/sta…
    I’ll be live for a few songs on my Facebook page at 7.30pm tonight 🎶facebook.com/events/s/songs…
    Nice opportunity here! twitter.com/handsupfortrad…
    Any friends that can help / give some advice? twitter.com/AaronHJones/st…
    West Highland College is hosting a virtual open day today. Keep your eye out for news on courses and info from lecturers! twitter.com/WHC_UHI/status…
    Rachel Walker
    Soundwaves! Listening to the Brodick String Quartet, recorded separately in Lockdown slowly come together for my new album. Cello, viola and 2nd violin tracks down, now just need the icing on top with first violin! So exciting.. #newalbum #newsongs #newmusic
    Going live in just over half an hour 😬 hope you can come and sing along with me xx twitter.com/Skipinnish/sta…
    I’ll be doing my first ever live-stream performance from my Facebook and YouTube channels next Sunday, 10th May at 7.30pm. It would be lovely to have a few virtual friends for some songs and chat. #nervousalready youtube.com/channel/UCRS3X…
    A line up to rival any festival, and available in your own living room tonight! Sunday night sorted. 🎶 twitter.com/FeisRois/statu…
    Lots of brilliant opportunities to be involved in workshops and to hear some great music over the weekend from lots of talented friends. Virtual Fèis Rois what’s not to love 💕 🎶 twitter.com/FDalgetty/stat…
    This is worth a look, and shows clearly what musicians make (or don’t) from streaming. If you can, please buy from artists. Albums / singles / videos cost ££££’s to make..... twitter.com/MrTomGray/stat…
    Delighted to be able to do some remote recording and re-amping via @StMarysSpace to keep my new album project moving along, a great option when you need to #stayathome but still make music happen 🎶 twitter.com/StMarysSpace/s…
    Lucky to be able to look forward to this in 2021. Please keep safe and well everyone xx twitter.com/LCCLiveEvents/…
    This is a good step forward and thankfully acknowledges that many people in abusive relationships are unable to speak or even have access to a phone that isn’t monitored. twitter.com/TheWomensOrg/s…
    A thread worth reading if you are currently navigating online teaching. Kindness and understanding needed. twitter.com/veruka2/status…
    This competition is still going ahead so get writing for a chance to win £500. twitter.com/FeisRois/statu…
    This is just brilliant! twitter.com/Stephen_THC/st…
    My fridge can relate.... twitter.com/WeeMissBea/sta…
    Oh this made me smile! twitter.com/abmassie/statu…
    Not a fair announcement from the uk government today - doesn’t help musicians who have already lost a massive chunk of work and income. Re-think needed. #supportforselfemployed #equalsupportforall twitter.com/sarahmcquaid/s…
    Great opportunity for composers / songwriters here! twitter.com/FeisRois/statu…
    What a lovely thing this is. Amplify 10 women in music... @Karenmatheson7 @MargretStewart @EmilySmithmusic @IAMKP @FDalgetty @FionaGress @jennareidmusic @KTBoyle1 @MhairiHall and a fantastic woman not on Twitter #SileasSinclair and so many, many more. twitter.com/MargretStewart…
    Rachel Walker
    Feeling lucky to have had a productive couple of days at @StMarysSpace studio with the lovely @AaronHJones working on my new album. Beginning to take shape!
    Bana-ghaisgeach gun teagamh! What a woman! Much respect to @KateForbesMSP today. #WomenInPolitics #bilingual #Gàidhlig twitter.com/DailyGael/stat…
    Rachel Walker
    A lovely day forgetting about politics and recording for my new solo album at the beautiful @StMarysSpace today. Slow steady steps towards lovely new music and welcoming special guest musicians over the coming month. #warmsinger #newmusic #songwriter
    Highly recommended. Beautiful setting, lovely people and just a perfect atmosphere to be creative. 💕 twitter.com/StMarysSpace/s…
    This weekend I sang #Gaelic songs by the celebrated Gaelic poet, Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair along with wonderful singers and musicians at a music festival drawing a worldwide audience. Gaelic has significant cultural importance now and far into the future #ismisegaidhlig
    There is no excuse for getting this wrong. All it takes is a wee bit of respect and research. If in doubt, ask! I certainly do. #Gaelicspeakersliketohelp twitter.com/nicaonghais/st…
    Excellent job opportunity here! twitter.com/piper_simon/st…
    This looks like a brilliant night! Unfortunately can’t make it, but do go if you can, and for a brilliant cause. 💃 🕺 twitter.com/IaganBarra/sta…
    Rachel Walker
    Bliadhna mhath ùr dhuibh uile! Happy new year! May 2020 bring you contentment and peace. Xx
    ***A Song a Week #52 - Farewell*** Now available for listening on my YouTube channel!youtu.be/H8l0uUNk3uY The last of my Song a Week challenge, thank you all for your support!
    There are so many fantastic Gaelic speaking actors and actresses in Scotland. If a production wants Gaelic as part of their film / series / program, why on earth can they not use local talent rather than try to teach pigeon / token Gaelic and ultimately get it wrong? #Gàidhlig
    It’s 10am, no one else in the house is up yet and I’m eating chocolate for breakfast while reading Margaret Bennett’s new ‘From the Cradle to the Grave’ book. Boxing Day win!
    If you find Christmas difficult, if you’re on your own, or just want to enjoy some lovely chat, this amazing thing is happening. #joinin twitter.com/SarahMillican7…
    Rachel Walker
    Nollaig Chridheil dhuibh uile! Tha mi’n dòchas gum bi là sònraichte agaibh an diugh. Merry Christmas! I hope your day is filled with love, peace and happiness. 🎉🌟 xx
    A Song for Christmas Eve, recorded a couple of years ago xx 🌟youtu.be/RygEIc0cXjI
    ***A Song a Week #51 - Ciùin an Oidhch’ / Silent Night*** Now available for listening on my YouTube channel!youtu.be/GuCLFFCY2L4 Nollaig Chridheil! 🎄🌟
    Rachel Walker
    Friday night at the @TheBarrowlands Glasgow. Enjoying the moment. Thanks to @KBlairMatthews for the pic.
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