Folk debut's often arrive gingerly, shyly; Kirsty Merryn's set of originals arrives bold and fully formed"
She & I
Grand Entrance Award Winner 2017
Best Debut Album Winner 2017 FolkWords
On 9 November 2017 Kirsty released her debut album “She & I”. With support from generous pledgers, and the English Folk Dance and song Society (EFDSS) Kirsty spent a year researching inspirational women, creating a collection of musical stories which draw on the folk tradition, with a fresh new sound. “She & I” is produced by multi-award winning, highly acclaimed producer and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver. The album also features the vocal talent of multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer Steve Knightley from Show of Hands, and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Luke Jackson.
Praise for She & I
"In her thematic approach, Merryn’s album is following in the path of Tori Amos and Carol Ann Duffy.... She deserves to reap similar rewards"
Folk Radio UK
"Keep an eye out for Kirsty, she’s going places!" FATEA Magazine
"She & I is a remarkable debut album, packed with imaginative ideas and superb songwriting." Folking.com
“Kirsty is an incredibly gifted songwriter and musician….she is a rare talent” Sam Kelly, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner 2016
“Sassy and sexy, witty and wistful. Imagine your favourite actress suddenly bursting into song!” Steve Knightley, Show of Hands
“Perfect, poised vocals."
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“Kirsty Merryn is a folk singer and composer of extraordinary skill.... destined to be a big star"
“Making some very big waves…I think she has an amazing voice, and writes some truly interesting songs”
“This lady’s fabulous, very impressive” - Genevieve Taylor, BBC Radio Shropshire/Stoke/Hereford&Worcester