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Rachel Unthank

Brought up on Tyneside by Teeside parents, Rachel is a member of The Unthanks. 
The Unthanks are a folk group known for their eclectic approach in combining traditional English folk, particularly Northumbrian folk music, with other musical genres. Their debut album, Cruel Sister, was Mojo magazine’s Folk Album of the Year in 2005; in 2008 they were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize; and their album Mount the Air, released in 2015, won in the best album category at the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Outside of The Unthanks, Rachel has presented television programmes on traditional dance for BBC4, visited Ethiopia with Damon Albarn’s Africa Express and is currently working on a project with Maximo Park’s Paul Smith.