Jenny Sturgeon Trio
"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
Hailing from the north-east of Scotland, Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter described as "a significant new talent" (Bright Young Folk) on the folk and acoustic scenes. Her passion for music lies in her interest in traditional folk song, combined with the enjoyment of creating fresh, new compositions. Jenny's Inspiration comes from folklore, history and observations of modern society, and having trained as a biologist nature creeps in to all her work.
Jenny plays in a trio with multi-instrumentalist Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and world renowned fiddle player Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie, Session A9). In addition to touring with her trio, Jenny also plays with critically acclaimed band Salt House and with Northern Flyway – a new audio-visual show co-written with Inge Thomson (Karine Polwart, Da Fishin Hands), described as "like watching a David Attenborough documentary but with awesome music!". Jenny is also involved in several other projects including running songwriting workshops and collaborating with Aberdeen based artist and fabric designer Helen Ruth.
Her 2016 debut album From The Skein received excellent reviews and was described as "one of the best debut albums you'll ever hear" R2 Magazine.
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. The resulting work, The Wren and the Salt Air, has been described as "A genuinely inspiring work" by RnR magazine.
"Scot Jenny Sturgeon is as close to an organic folksinger/songwriter as you can get. She absorbs the culture, essence, stories and legends of her native region and manufactures them into inspired songs and tunes which reflect much of the natural world around her." - Folk All
"A superb album - I love every track" - Mike Harding talking about 'From the Skein'
"The magical quality of Jenny's voice gives tangible feeling to the songs, the haunting lyrics range from the darker sides of folklore and legend through historical narrative to observing the human condition, the dreamlike, expressive and lingering melodies – together the combination creates a whole that holds you in its embrace..." - FolkWords