7:30 pm on Wednesday 8th July 2020
After just over a year playing music together, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, are reflections of the world around them. Their harmony-rich songs tell tales of struggle and triumph against all odds; of heroes from both their own lives and from stories they have found. Taking much inspiration from strong female characters in history, mythology and personal experience, Julu and Heg create evocative songs with a deeply moving and pure sound using the musical line up of vocal harmonies, guitar, flute and piano. Alongside their captivating original folk music, the duo creates unique arrangements of traditional songs, often changing the endings to songs where the female characters are less fortunate, allowing the poor heartbroken maids to rise into triumphant heroes. What makes them stand out is their wonderful chemistry and charisma on stage, natural humour and two beautifully matched voices to tell their stories.