Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

Sitting “somewhere between the lushness of Norah Jones and the quirkiness of Joanna Newsom”, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour’s music is simultaneously beautiful, ethereal, dark and powerful.

Recently revealed as winners of the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, they are “the kind of beguiling, affable folk band whose sound feels so natural and inviting you wonder why your first listen wasn’t so much sooner”.

They released their début album in January 2012, with a sold out show at The Sage Gateshead, and have since gained national recognition, with radio play on BBC 1, 2, 3, and 6 Music and live sessions for Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2, and Radio 4’s Loose Ends.

With their sparse instrumentation, intriguing vocal harmonies, and influences as diverse as gospel, Baroque and flamenco; the Newcastle-based quartet are frequently proclaimed to be completely unique. Enchanting, spellbinding, electrifying and magical, their live shows are not to be missed.

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