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Cider With Kirsty

The Ciderhouse Rebellion with Kirsty Merryn

Fri 10 May 2024

Award-winning masters of improvisation The Ciderhouse Rebellion with acclaimed singer Kirsty Merryn tour their debut album.

Between stories of wreckers and smugglers, midwives and hedge-witches, snake-catchers and nightmen, the new project Cider With Kirsty reveals the hidden lives that were the historic heartbeat of the country.  Originally meeting through folk legends Show Of Hands, The Ciderhouse Rebellion found that their create seascapes and laments, prayers and evocations danced perfectly with Merryn’s poignant and angelic vocals. Their prolific original songwriting led to an incredible album The Devil’s On The Mast (due for release in June of this year) recorded over a winter’s week in the depths of the Yorkshire moors.

“How is it that we, in our long history, denigrate and ignore so many of the folk who are the lifeblood of our society?”sleeve notes from debut album  The Devil’s On The Mast

The Ciderhouse Rebellion have cooked up a bit of a storm in just three years with five albums, multiple FATEA awards and sensational live sets across the country – including at The Manchester Folk Festival.  Known for creating music through improvisation and instinct, honed over years of working at the highest level and a lifetime of musical study, they continue to produce prolifically and keep audiences enthralled and fully engaged. Meanwhile, the huge talent of Kirsty Merryn – celebrated for many years as a solo performer and songwriter (‘her voice a treat for the soul’ – The Guardian ☆☆☆☆), brought her own virtuoso skills and experience to the project. The end result is a dynamic, enrapturing set of uniquely magical songs.

Find out more about The Ciderhouse Rebellion: The Ciderhouse Rebellion – Profound and eloquent, epic and haunting, wild, dramatic and occasionally unhinged

Find out more about Kirsty Merryn: Our Bright Night | Kirsty Merryn (bandcamp.com)


'You can imagine Merryn’s dreamy, mellow tones soaring over Radio 2 with no trouble at all'

The Guardian

'Gorgeous stuff'

BBC Radio 3

'A…haunting album of emotional and musical depth that underscores both Merryn’s consummate musical craftsmanship and her articulacy of the heart'

Folk Radio UK