12 - 14 June 2020
12 - 14
Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall combine their spell-binding sounds to create this new duo.Their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, follow themes of love and loss; dreams and reflections and struggle and triumph against all odds. Taking inspiration from history, mythology and personal experience, Julu and Heg create evocative songs with a deeply moving and pure sound using crisp vocal harmonies, guitar, flute and piano. Alongside their captivating original folk music, the duo create unique arrangements of traditional songs, often basing their selection on stories with a strong female character. The duo have also caused a stir amongst their audiences by taking songs and stories where the female characters are less fortunate and the changed the endings allowing the poor heart-broken maids to rise into triumphant heroes!! Both Julu and Heg have received praise and recognition for their song writing work. Julu’s debut EP Unrest burst onto the folk scene in 2017 receiving praise and glowing recognition across the UK including BBC radio exposure and a feature on the Trevor Kruger Folk Show. Fatea Magazine described the EP as “delicate songs, with a beautifully crystal clear voice…very entrancing music”. Following multiple EP releases and national UK tours performing the debut album Raising The Fires with theatrical folk outfit Heg & The Wolf Chorus, Heg has received EFDSS funding, multiple nominations and awards, radio play across the country with glowing national press reviews with fRoots magazine describing the album as “highly accomplished and idiosyncratic”. The two now come together for the first time, using powerful songwriting, weaving stories and crisp vocal harmonies to create a beautiful, distinctive sound. With their debut four-track EP release Unfair Maids released on September 7th, they are now focusing on arranging tour dates for the spring and autumn next year, with plans for a full studio album.