Jenny Sturgeon is a Scottish singer-songwriter, multi-instramentalist and sound artist. As a solo artist, she has released two acclaimed albums and EPs. Her music combines field recordings with sonic and lyrical imagery which is bound together by common threads of nature, folklore and the connection people have with the landscape. Jenny's album 'The Living Mountain' was nominated for the 2021 Scottish Album of the Year awards and won Best Acoustic at the 2020 Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
Musical collaborations include writing and performing in the critically acclaimed alt-folk band Salt House and in the bird and migration inspired project, Northern Flyway; a Creative Scotland and PRS Foundation funded audio-visual project that Jenny co-wrote with Inge Thomson - described as "like watching a David Attenborough documentary but with awesome music!”.
Jenny’s music has been played on BBC Radio Scotland, Radio 3, Radio 6 Music, Radio 2, and Radio Nan Gaidheal - including being featured as artist of the week, live sessions for Travelling Folk and BBC Radio 3 and being on BBC Radio 4 Front Row. Jenny's release 'The Wren and The Salt Air' - a commission for The National Trust of Scotland - featured on national STV news.
"As close to an organic folksinger/songwriter as you can get." Folk All
"Combining found sounds and a musical ethereality to create a wholly unique experience and atmosphere... quality music from a master of the craft"
At The Barrier
“Moving and meditative, the melodies are stripped back while the sharply-observed, engaging lyrics are like geo poems, telling of exploration and wonder of the natural world.” Folk Radio UK
"A representative of avant-garde folk music in which the lines between music, scientific observation and aesthetics blur, rendering categorisation inconsequential." London Folk Review
"Musically superb, absolutely fascinating and utterly charming” ShireFolk
“One might argue it's only when moulded in the hands of artists like Jenny Sturgeon that powerful messages of the wilderness have the potential to move all our lives in a green direction"
Irish Music Magazine
“An exquisite, spellbinding, life-affirming and totally immersive experience.” Folking.com
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