INTRODUCING: THE CARRIVICK SISTERS & KIRSTY MERRYN
& Kirsty Merrin
Tuesday 14th November
The Slaughtered Lamb
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 18+
The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK’s top young bluegrass and folk acts. Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their mostly original songs and instrumentals, many of which are inspired by the landscape and folklore of the West Country, on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo.
2017 sees the duo celebrate their 10th year of performing together with the release of their ’10 Years Live’ album, a retrospective collection of songs written throughout their careers alongside some covers of songs that have influenced them, all recorded live at the end of 2016.
Their busy touring schedule has built them a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity.
Kirsty Merryn is a London-based singer-songwriter whose music is heavily anchored in the folk tradition, with influence from contemporary folk artists like Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby, as well as genre-defying musicians like Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Kirsty has become a regular on the UK folk scene, delighting the crowds with her delicately introspective piano based songs and sophisticated musical style, which are balanced beautifully by an intimate and finely observational lyrical content. In 2015 after being discovered by Steve Knightley she received national airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music and in 2016 opened the main stage at Sidmouth Folk Week for headliners Show of Hands. Kirsty is currently working on her debut album, a collection of stories about inspirational women, with funding from the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and produced by award-winning Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, The Speech Project), which will be released later in 2017.
In Autumn 2017 Kirsty will be joining Show of Hands on their Cathedral Tour.
“Perfect, poised vocals.” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“Sassy and sexy, witty and wistful. Imagine your favourite actress suddenly bursting into song!” Steve Knightley, Show of Hands
“Kirsty is an incredibly gifted songwriter and musician….she is a rare talent” Sam Kelly, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner 2016″