Suntrap - Northern Lights - CD

Suntrap - Northern Lights - CD

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Four-piece folk band Suntrap offer a unique musical experience of folk-inspired traditional, original and contemporary songs featuring entrancing harmonies.

Suntrap specialise in gorgeous, velvety voices, slip-sliding two and three-part female harmonies shot through with dazzling tunes embelished with a sparkly fiddle-duet sound. Haunting and spell-binding, with textures and colours wrapped around powerful original and contemporary lyrics.

The band comprise Mary Wilson (vocals, mandolin, fiddle) and Sara Byers (vocals, guitar, accordion, banjo, ukelele, drums) who began singing together in 1996 after meeting at Cecil Sharp House in London. John Sandall (fiddle, viola, cello, ukelele and active Shooting Roots tutor) joined the group ten years ago and Sue Graves (vocals, guitar, ukelele), known as the Surrey Nightingale for her soaring, expressive voice, joined forces five years ago.

Northern Lights, the band's fifth album, captures as live a sound as possible and is the first recording featuring Sue and John. It was recorded 'in the round', using a forest of microphones rather than layering up the songs in the sudio. As Mary says, 'like capturing a sea of butterfly wings beating in time in a soud jar!'

Alongside original songs the album features covers of classic tracks from Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Nancy Kerr, The Beatles, Thea Gilmore and Kate & Anna McGarrigle, plus the bleakly powerful tradional song Bessie Bell.