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CANCELLED: Suthering @ Poltimore House

October 15 @ 7:30 pm

Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled, apologies for any disappointment & inconvenience caused. We are currently hoping to rearrange for 2023.
“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
Suthering meaning “the sound of the wind through the trees or wind under a bird’s wing” combines the musical talents of Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall. A couple in life and in music, the duo have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk. Julu and Heg are true story-tellers who champion female characters, creating new narratives for women and unearthing the heroines of folk.
What sets them apart is their wonderful chemistry and charisma on stage, natural humour and two beautifully matched voices. With an unusual mix of cascading, dramatic piano; intricate, fingerstyle guitar; flute, whistles and harmonium, Julu and Heg bring an exciting take on folk storytelling with their evocative and distinctive sound.

They will be performing songs from their debut album ‘If We Turn Away’. The album which explores themes of community, connection, environment and conscience is very much a reflection of the times we are living in and has been influenced by the duo’s experiences during the pandemic. Each song is carefully crafted and arranged, telling tales of struggle and triumph against all odds; from both their own lives and from stories they have found.
Set in just over 13 acres and situated with easy access from Exeter and the M5 Poltimore House and grounds is currently managed by two charities, Poltimore House Trust and Friends of Poltimore House. They work together towards bringing the house and grounds back to full usage as an asset to locals and the wider community.