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Rich harmonies, dazzling folk fusion” — Time Out

Beautiful slip-sliding harmonies” — Froots

A delightful evening of intelligent, lively, thoughtful and beautiful songs with glorious vocal harmonies and instrumental accompaniment” — Lewes Folk Club

Every note, every harmony, every song is utterly gorgeous.” – Album review of Northern Lights by Pete Bradley for FATEA


ABOUT suntrap

Suntrap are an English four-piece folk band specialising in a unique musical experience of folk-inspired traditional, original and contemporary songs featuring entrancing harmonies.

Their fifth CD, Northern Lights, will be released at TwickFolk on 22nd September 2019. The album captures as live a sound as possible and will be the first recording featuring Sue Graves and John Sandall. We have recreated the band’s live sound by recording in the round, using a forest of microphones rather than layering up the songs in a studio.

Sara and Mary began singing together after meeting at Cecil Sharp House in 1996. The following year they made their first demo at Dave Pegg's Woodwork Studios and Suntrap have gone on to make four highly regarded CDs, the most recent of these released on Fellside Recordings. Sue, known as the ‘Surrey Nightingale’ is a stunning addition to Suntrap’s powerful vocal harmony sound. John, a virtuosic, irrepressible fiddler completes the quartet.

Suntrap have played all over the UK and Europe at major folk festivals, folk clubs and art centres. The band have been privileged to open Cambridge and Warwick Folk Festivals.


Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Banjo, Whistle / Sara Byers
Vocals, Violin, Mandolin, / Mary Wilson
Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele / Sue Graves
Violin, Viola, Cello, Vocals / John Sandall

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Northern Lights

by Suntrap

Upcoming dates




For booking enquiries please contact Mary Wilson at mary@suntrap.org