Julie Wigley is a singer/songwriter from Derby and she and husband Steve are regulars at Folk Clubs around the country. Her output of original songs has been phenomenal. Since 2015 they have produced seven albums, a songbook and a poetry/songbook illustrated by Steve. Their eighth album, ‘Time Train’, comprising 17 new songs, is recorded and will be released in the Spring.
They have featured on folk programmes on Radio Derby, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Hereford and Worcester, among others and performed last year on the main stage at Moira Furnace Folk festival, Derby Folk festival, and the Yarmouth Sea Songs and Shanties Festival, Isle of Wight. Julie’s songs always have a story to tell and a number of them feature their home county of Derbyshire.
Stonesthrow is a collaboration between Steve & Julie and their friend Tony Fowkes and the trio sing mainly acapella versions of some of their favourite close harmony folk songs, by some of their favourite contemporary artists plus traditional songs. Stonesthrow were winners of the 2021 Write a song for Lincolnshire competition, with Julie’s song ‘The Usher Imp’