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rachel croft

alternative ethereal folk



Based in York UK, Rachel Croft is an independent musician and songwriter, combining rich, complex vocals over rhythmic fingerpicked guitar. Her songs are often inspired by Celtic melodies and the thoughtful lyrics of the likes of Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny and Matt Corby, which narrate her experiences living in this historic city.



"Rarely have I heard such an effortlessly powerful vocal" - Jonti Willis, Sine fm

"Truly exceptional" - Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing York & North Yorkshire

"An accomplished guitarist as well as a superb singer, Croft's performance is controlled and precise...theres also an impressive polish to her original songs" - whatsonlive.co.uk




OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO 2017 / Debut Single


 more videos COMING SOON

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Both "Only Dreams" and a Live 12 track Cover Album "Rachel Croft Live At Paper Plane Records" are available to buy now. Original album due for release subject to funding in September 2018.

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only Dreams - OFFICIAL debut SINGLE

Available to download or stream


live at paper plane records - cover album

12 track cover album recorded live in York, simply vocals and guitar. Due to licensing of materials this is only available in CD form. CD costs £10 plus £2 UK or £5 international postage. 

Tracks: Kathy's Song, Come Away With Me, Fields Of Gold, Wings, Fire And Rain, Video Games, Fields Of Athenry, Candy, Not About Angels, Wild Mountain Thyme, You Take My Breath Away, Just Like Heaven
 Live at Warwick Folk Week 2017 - photo from BBC Warwickshire

Live at Warwick Folk Week 2017 - photo from BBC Warwickshire


Only Dreams is the first single from Rachel's debut album, released in November 2017. 


Tracks confirmed for the album due for release in September 2018 (subject to funding, learn more in Get Involved) are:

  • Rainier Day
  • Hear Me
  • In Blue
  • Hot Rain
  • Change Your Mind
  • Don't Feel Like
  • Can't Replace Your Perfect
  • Old Climbing Tree
  • Long Were The Hours
  • Only Dreams
  • 6,000 Miles
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Coming soon is a fully produced 11 track debut album of Rachel's first songs written between 2014 and 2017, including Only Dreams, Rainier Day, Old Climbing Tree and In Blue, due in September (subject to funding, full list of songs available HERE). As an independent artist, donations from the public are heavily relied on to fund costly album recording, alleviating the evident cash flow issues that come with being a small scale full time musician.

There are a few ways to support the project and keep the deadline on track: you can donate a one-off amount of your choice via PayPal, or monthly via Patreon. The full range of rewards for doing so coming soon, as an initial thank you donations will be rewarded with access to behind-the-scenes vlog updates via an exclusive mailing list (which you can opt out of at any time), or if donating via Patreon, will gain access to these vlogs on my Patreon-only posts). Any and all contributions are very much appreciated, as is any spreading of word!