Biography

French folk and Jazz singer Julie Abbé infuses whatever style she turns towards  with a rare sensitivity and emotional sincerity which immediately captivate and deeply move her audience.

Julie grew up in rural France dancing and singing to the traditional Bal Folk music of her native Poitou-Charentes region. Based in the UK for the past 20 years, she has become a fervent adept of English and Irish traditional songs and singing sessions while still drawing from her French folk roots. Also well versed in jazz and blues she brings a fresh voice and unique arrangements to English and Irish traditional songs.

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Previous Folk Projects

Melusina Trio (Bristol, 2014-2015)

A "bal folk" project, Melusina trio played lyrical and inventive folk music weaving cello, guitars and three-part harmonies. Their repertoire included beautifully arranged original and traditional songs, mazurkas, waltzes, scottisches, bourrées, etc. 
Julie Abbé: lead vocals, guitar  
Nick Rasle: guitar, backing vocals  
Amy Cox: cello, backing vocals

Duo Julie Abbé and Izzy Budd (Bristol, 2014)

Julie and Izzy’s voices both convey a delicate raw sensitivity and emotional sincerity, and when they blend, magic happens...

Previous Jazz Projects

Extracts from a house concert in Bristol, Feb 2018

Bohemia After Dark (2012-2013)

Anisogoma (2012-2013)

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