Suthering meaning “the sound of the wind through the trees or wind under a birds wing” combines the musical talents of Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall. A couple in life and in music the duo have an unusual & fresh approach to folk.
They are true story-tellers championing female characters, creating new narratives for women & unearthing the heroines of folk.
They have a wonderful chemistry and charisma on stage, natural humour & beautifully matched voices.
With an unusual mix of cascading, dramatic piano; intricate, fingerstyle guitar; flute, whistles and harmonium, they bring an exciting take on folk storytelling with their evocative, distinctive sound.
“Joyful, life-affirming and even a bit kick-ass feminist” – The Blackbird Collective
“Excellent musicians, beautiful harmonies and a fresh approach to traditional music” – Tony Birch, FATEA Magazine
‘Suthering brings together a joyous blending of voices and musical talents of Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall. Delicate, harmonious and thoroughly English. Suthering is a welcome arrival on the vibrant English folk scene.’ – Terry O’Brien, Folk Expo