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Best Debut Album Winner 2017 FolkWords

She & I

Grand Entrance Award Winner 2017

Folk Phenomena

Folk debut's often arrive gingerly, shyly; Kirsty Merryn's set of originals arrives bold and fully formed"

The Guardian

“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"

Sunday Express

 

“Making some very big waves…I think she has an amazing voice, and writes some truly interesting songs”

Mike Harding

“This lady’s fabulous, very impressive” -
Genevieve Taylor, BBC Radio Shropshire/Stoke/Hereford&Worcester

“May well be classed by the authoritative sources as one of the leading UK folk albums of the year” - Threechordsandthetruthuk.co.uk

"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

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.