Laura & Susie
Laura & Susie

Second generation folkies Laura & Susie Bishop grew up going to the Gulgong Festival every year. Daughters of dance caller Julie and flute & concertina player Alex from the Ryebuck bush band, they absorbed folk music from a young age. They have both grown into professional musicians and, among their many and varied musical projects, have released an album of their own original songs, “Meremba”, which they toured in 2014. Their songs draw on the Celtic and Americana folk music from their childhood: accordion, piano, violin and guitar create a backdrop for beautiful vocal harmonies, with influences from artists like Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor, Joni Mitchell and Kate Rusby.