A firm favourite among crowds and critics alike – onstage, on radio, online and in print media – Bridie Jackson is one of the most exciting and moving singer-songwriters of recent times.
A midnight dark yet airily bright breath of fresh folkish air.
—A. Wilson, Clash Magazine
Refreshingly unpretentious and movingly soulful.
—C. Gee, The Telegragh
Folk, Gothic, Eastern European—conflicting and complementary, such traditions and other traditions are drawn upon here with a solidity and confidence that allows them to blend together seamlessly—and the deceptive, fluid simplicity of the final work is indeed its chief strength.
—M. Pattison, The Quietus
The remarkable voice of Bridie Jackson is beautiful yet haunting and the instrumentation and harmonies weaving around her are ethereal, and at times gentle, making their music even more moving. You feel as if you should be sitting in candlelight listening to their music with no distractions whatsoever.
—E. Brinnand, The Guardian
With her band The Arbour Bridie toured all over the UK and received radio play on BBC 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music, playing live sessions for Dermot O’Leary, Radio 4′s Loose Ends and Radio 3’s Late Junction, won a Journal Culture Award for the Arts Council funded project Music in Museums, and performed on multiple stages at the legendary Glastonbury Festival, having beaten over 8,000 contenders to win the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition.
Since The Arbour split in 2016 Bridie Jackson has worked as a freelance musician, well known for her work as a performer, composer and teacher.