(September 2010) 14 tracks: Blue Skin Bay / The Pull Of The Tide * So Sweet * Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby * Gold Dust Woman * Beautiful Boy * Just Like A Bird * Don't Go * Open The Door * Unravelling * Brown Eyed Boy * The Snow It Melts The Soonest * A Kissing While.
Original, innovative works drawing on the English and American folk and country song tradition.
Suntrap are songwriters Sara Byers (voice, accordion, guitar, whistles, bodhran) and Paul Hoad (voice, guitar, harmonica) with Mary Wilson (voice, violin). Together they perform a mesmerizing array of music including their own material and the best of the traditional and contemporary folk repertoire.
Suntrap was born when Sara and Mary met in 1996. They decided very quickly to combine their vocal talents and invited Paul, a colleague from one of Sara's former bands, to back them up on guitar. This original three-piece line-up played their first gig together at Ware Folk Club in 1997 and their debut album came out in 1999.
In 2007 the group was joined by fiddler Debbie Chalmers and Suntrap acquired a fuller, richer sound with double fiddle parts, additional vocal parts and the occasional piano part.
Suntrap has played all over the UK and Europe at major folk festivals, folk clubs and arts centres and has been privileged to open Cambridge Folk Festival, Skagen Folk Festival and Warwick Folk Festival. Radio features have included the Mike Harding Show and a live performance on Radio 4's Loose Ends.
"Beautiful slip-sliding harmonies..." (fRoots magazine)