‘Kirsty Bromley is a singer, dancer, teacher and performer of folk music within the English Tradition’
Thanks for dropping by to nosy at what’s going on with me & the band. I hope you have a hot chocolate and a cupcake to enjoy while you peruse.
Happy 2013 to everyone. I hope you had a fantastic 2012 & that this next year will be one filled with music, song, dance & friendship! There are lots of plans for this year, including the recording of a full length CD, gigs with the full band & much work with nannying for other folk artists including Emily Portman, Heidi Talbot & John McCusker & Martin Simpson. Most excitingly (apart from the album) there are also lots of trips planned to travel overseas so keep an eye out
Thank you to everyone who made 2012 such a special & memorable year for me. Many new friends & inspiring adventures that i hope will continue through 2013. Thank you for all the support, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again at this years festivals/concerts & catching up on whats going on with you all.
So what’s been happening this past year? The Band have been gigging & many solo performances have come in, including being on tour with Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (while looking after their 2boys) on that note, i’ve also acquired 15 children to nanny for – life has been hectic! The Canada trip finally happened & it was AMAZAING!! I had a brilliant time & a return trip is already in the diary for July. Pecsaetan had a great time at the Ale, we also visited Oman in February so it’s been a year of travel for us.
Oh & with my dancing, I joined Morris Offspring, we toured the fantastic show ‘Must Come Down’ before the summer & it’s with Morris Offspring i’ll be returning to Canada with to do a joint show with Maple Morris. They are great fun to dance with & the choreography is just excellent. My main dance team, Pecsaetan was invited over to dance as part of the ‘Ministry of Tourism’ event in OMAN. We had an all expenses paid, week long holiday over there with a couple of concerts thrown in. We were joined by Newcastle Kingsman, Boggarts Breakfast, Ouse Washers & the lovely Cloggies, Stephanie West, Eilidh Brinsley & Fiona Bradshaw. It was a brilliant trip and I would jump at the chance to do again. Luckily i recovered quite quickly from my sprained ankle gained at Gate to Southall in June
After such an exciting summer filled with lots of fun projects and gigs & flying off to Canada it’s time for some hibernating. I would like to say many thanks to all of the lovely people who have helped me through my first year of singing, dancing & nannying without the crutch of being a student or the excuse of being young & reckless…the real World, as it seems, is pretty real – Time to Hibernate, see you at the Christmas Carols…
Thank you to Katy Coope (website & artwork) James Fagan (photos) Simon Dumpleton (recording & band) Philippe Barnes (recording & band) Oli Matthews (band) Kevin Bromley (dad) Abi Nielsen (Cakes & Craft) & many other friends for the support, talent, encouragement & friendship in putting all of this together:
Nancy, Hamish, Harry, Kit, Martin, Molly, Ron, Jenny, Carla, Jess, Rich ,Lucy, Pete, Sue, Chris, Johnny, Keith, Sylvia, Lisa, Rob, Nigel, Aisling, Aoife, Sibeal, Sarah, Doug, Della, Oli, Bob, Abi, Mark, Toby, Robyn, Pecsaetan, Sheffield City Morris, Sheffield Folk Chorale, Triskele, Paul & all my festival friends.
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Kirsty Bromley – ‘The Trees They Do Grow High’
Shepley Spring Festival 2012
“A proper folk-singer of the highest calibre, totally unpretentious, completely in love with what she’s doing and she totally ‘gets it!’ – bloody brilliant and great to have it back!”
Here are a few things that some lovely people have said…
“Kirsty Bromley’s EP ‘Sweet Nightingale’ I think is superb, she’s got a crystal clear and very, very beautiful voice with a very beautiful rendition of ‘Crow on the Cradle’”
Mike Harding – - Radio 2
“I played something from Kirsty’s new E.P. recently which I think is really brilliant and I promised to play you something else. She’s got, I think, a really lovely, uncluttered, singing style.”
Mike Harding – Radio 2
“A really fine resonant voice – rich interesting and expressive – excellent tone”
“The future is bright for Kirsty Bromley, a traditional singer of great integrity with a voice beyond her years.”
“We’re really excited to have booked Kirsty for our opening night of 2012. Her singing is full of joy and passion and is a delight to hear. She really means it!”
(Love the CD)
This EP is a musical gem
bright young folk
“Vocal brilliance in its purest form”
The Band at Shepley Spring Festival 2012 – Time Ashore