"Perfect, poised vocals." Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music 

Kirsty Merryn

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 Kirsty joined award-winning singer-songwriter Jack Harris on the main stage at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. In 2015 after being discovered by Steve Knightley from Show of Hands 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. Take a look at the gigs page for full dates and ticket info. 

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“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

“Everything about the future will be rubbish. Except Kirsty Merryn. I plan to retreat to my bunker and listen to her EP until it all goes away.”    Stuart Heritage, the Guardian