Jenny Sturgeon Trio
Singer songwriter Jenny Sturgeon is from the north-east of Scotland. Bright Young Folk describe her as a significant new talent and she combines her interest in traditional folk song, with fresh, new compositions.
Jenny's inspiration comes from folklore, historical events and observations of society. A trained biologist (Edinburgh University), nature creeps into all her work.
R2 Magazine called her 2016 debut album, From The Skein, "one of the best debut albums you'll ever hear". Jenny was recently commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland to compose new songs and tunes inspired by St Kilda, to mark the archipelago's 30th anniversary as a World Heritage Site. RnR Magazine described the resulting work, The Wren and the Salt Air, as a genuinely inspiring work.
Jenny also plays in a trio with multi-instrumentalist Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and world-renowned fiddle player, Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie, Session A9). She also plays with critically acclaimed band, Salt House, and, with Inge Thomson created the audio-visual show Northern Flyway - like a David Attenborough documentary but with awesome music!. Jenny also runs songwriting workshops and collaborates with Aberdeen based artist and fabric designer Helen Ruth.
Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill (RnR Magazine).
Musically superb (Shire Folk).
Inspired and thoroughly engaging (Folk Radio UK).
"Scot Jenny Sturgeon is as close to an organic folksinger/songwriter as you can get" (Folk All).
"I love her voice and the way she sings, she's got a great feel for her music" (Mike Harding).
"The finest ambassadors in the north east ... gorgeous music ... fantastic!" (Mary-Ann Kennedy, live at Edinburgh Festival 2016, BBC radio 3 'World on 3').
Nominee, 'Composer of the Year' (Scots Trad Music Awards 2018)
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