Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

Sitting “somewhere between the lushness of Norah Jones and the quirkiness of Joanna Newsom”, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour’s music is simultaneously beautiful, ethereal, dark and powerful.


Winners of the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, they are “the kind of beguiling, affable folk band whose sound feels so natural and inviting you wonder why your first listen wasn’t so much sooner”.

Bridie has been writing and performing music since her childhood, which was spent travelling around Europe with her composer father. She formed her band, ‘The Arbour’, gradually; drawing together experienced musicians from across the North East, with very different musical backgrounds but a shared passion for creating interesting new music. With their sparse instrumentation, intriguing vocal harmonies, and influences as diverse as gospel, Baroque and flamenco; the Newcastle-based quartet are frequently proclaimed to be completely unique.

Bridie Jackson – lead vocals, guitar, piano, Belleplates

Jenny Nendick – cello, Belleplates

Carol Bowden – vocals, percussion, Belleplates

Rachel Cross – vocals, violin, Belleplates