About Ribbon Road

Ribbon Road are

Brenda Heslop - vocals, guitar
Jill Heslop - vocals, keyboard
Geoff Heslop - vocals, guitar

Ribbon Road sing beautifully crafted songs drawing from folk music's long tradition yet relevant to our ever-changing modern times. Based on tight harmonies and simple instrumental arrangements which accentuate the words, their sound has a powerful directness often missing in contemporary song.

For the last 20 years, Brenda Heslop has been one of the undiscovered talents of songwriting, she has a captivating voice which draws the listener in to her stories of life in its many guises. Her nine studio albums with Ribbon Road have resulted in a stunningly, beautiful collection of songs in which there is compassion, triumph, sorrow and hope, mixed with flares of anger at those who abuse their power.

Brenda's husband Geoff might be a familiar name to you, as he has produced over 100 folk albums in the last 40 years with the likes of Bert Jansch, Kathryn Tickell, Rab Noakes, Alan Hull, Five Hand Reel, Dick Gaughan, Rory McLeod, Allan Taylor and many others.

Folk songwriters have always written songs about the people and things around them - their stories, their feelings, their experiences and Brenda carries on this tradition.

"Ribbon Road is songwriter Brenda Heslop and her husband Geoff (famed producer of many classic releases). They sing in perfect balance and gentle close harmony on Brenda's acutely personal songs. Tender, intimate and haunting, these songs are genuinely moving and all the better for using absolutely minimal instrumental settings."

"Songwriter Brenda Heslop has a secret, and she will whisper it in your ear: but a shocking secret, and its effect on you is much greater than you expect from a whisper. True, Brenda's secrets are in song, but the effect of her quiet vocals and harmonies with husband Geoff whacks you in the lughole and makes you pay attention."
The Living Tradition