2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. 2023 saw the release of Bella's new album Reflections which is inspired by connections made over the lockdown period. Her latest single, Blood in the Earth, a duet with Leesa Gentz (Hussy Hicks) was released in this year to great acclaim along with airplay on BBC Radio 2. Bella is also part of sought after folk band The Magpies (effervescent The Sunday Times).
Great singer, great guitarist, really interesting songwriter - Mike Harding
A fine blend of original and traditional songs from Bella Gaffney of The Magpies... showcasing her exceptional guitar, banjo, and vocals.
A compelling collection, whose charms grow with each listen. - Americana UK (8/10)
...an absolutely impressive album. Hit repeat and get lost in this one. - Fatea