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Saturday 2nd November 2019

Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall

— Bristol Folk House
Captivating original folk music, and unique arrangements of traditional songs
price: Headfirst Tickets


Join Julu and Heg as they launch songs from their new album in a very special concert with The Great Sea Choir.

“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

“This...delightful take on folk music was fully backed up with skilled and touching performances” - The Progressive Aspect

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.

They each have been involved in a multitude of other touring musical projects gaining recognition across the folk and popular music scenes including BBC Introducing; national magazine press; UK and European tours; busy festival seasons including Cambridge, Sidmouth, Glastonbury and other major festivals. The two now come together for the first time, using powerful song writing, weaving stories and crisp vocal harmonies to create a beautiful, distinctive sound.

Their home-recorded debut four-track EP Unfair Maids was released in 2018 and features some of the wellknown traditional songs which helped the duo establish their sound. After months of gigging and writing together, they have honed and developed their music into the idiosyncratic sound that has been making such an impact with audiences. Their debut album, which is currently in development, is due for release in early 2020. The duo are now accepting 2019 and 2020 bookings at venues with focused tour dates in the spring and autumn. They are also taking bookings for festivals throughout the year. The duo also do one off dates outside of touring periods so do get in touch with any enquiries. For complimentary tickets to any of the dates below, please email the contact details below.
Doors open 19:30
Show starts 20:00

To book tickets please call our ticket line on:
0117 926 2987
Or pop into the Folk House and buy them from reception.

Box office opening times:
Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday to Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Closed Sundays
Non-term time lines open Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

How to find us
40a Park Street

Unfortunately we have no wheel chair access or facilities
Tickets are non-refundable
Unreserved seating (seating is available at all gigs)

The Folk House sells all tickets on behalf of the organisers, promoters and artists.
Tickets may be available from other ticket outlets. Please see individual gig information.
An admin fee is included on all ticket prices sold by the Folk House.
Tickets may be available on the door (unless sold out). Please bring the right change.
Set times and support acts information may only be available on the night.
Under 12’s go free. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The café/bar opens from 7.30pm – 11.00pm and 7.30pm - 10.30pm on a Sunday (unless stated otherwise). The café only serves bar snacks in the evening and not a full menu.

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