Freshness and vitality from this energetic fourpiece

The glorious harmonies created by the combined voices of Sara Byers, Mary Wilson and, for part of the set, the Ram Club’s good friend Sue Graves, give a rare freshness and vitality to Suntrap’s sound. The band’s mainstay, Paul Hoad, is taking a break and so the line-up at the Ram will be Sara, Mary and John Sandall on violin and viola, plus Sue.  With Sara also contributing accordion, guitar, whistles and bohdran, and Mary playing violin, Suntrap give energetic and varied treatments to songs both old and new. As Ivor Cutler said of them: “I felt cleansed.”