Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. Best known as an original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together.

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers are a brand new signing to Topic Records, the oldest independent label in the world, featuring guitarist  Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting).