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Suthering @ The Bowling Green

12 February 2022 @ 9:00 pm

“Joyful, life-affirming and even a bit kick-ass feminist” – The Blackbird Collective
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 female 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 previewing songs from their debut album ‘If We Turn Away’ (out on the 25th of February). 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. The album is a tonic for the divisive times we are living through.
Head down to The Bowling Green earlier in the evening to enjoy a meal (kitchen closes at 8 ) then stay to enjoy drinks and lovely live music!


The Bowling Green
Bowling Green, 29-30 Blackboy Road,
Exeter, EX4 6ST
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01392 490300
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