Kirsty Merryn is one of the most arresting and unconventional singer songwriters on the UK folk roots scene, with a style uniquely her own.
Kirsty launched her debut album She & I at London’s Union Chapel in November 2017 whilst supporting folk superband Show of Hands on their 22 night Cathedral’s tour. Beguiling and mercurial, Kirsty’s music consists of emphatic piano-based songs with sharply observed lyrics, packaged with panache in elegant, beautifully balanced settings and delivered in crystal clear, assured vocals. Produced by award-winning Gerry Diver (who also plays myriad instruments), Kirsty’s debut album She & I tells some of the diverse stories of inspirational women in history, from Emma Hamilton to Annie Edson Taylor. It has received extensive air play including the Mike Harding Folk Show, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, the BBC 3 World Music show, as well as many regional BBC channels, and is receiving fantastic reviews. It reached number 3 in the Amazon Folk charts and continues to receive great reviews from newspapers including The Guardian, The Sunday Express and many more.
“Kirsty Merryn is a folk singer and composer of extraordinary skill…. destined to be a big star” – Sunday Express
“Folk debut’s often arrive gingerly, shyly; Kirsty Merryn’s set of originals arrives bold and fully formed” – The Guardian
“Perfect, poised vocals.” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music