— The Living Mountain
- Label: Hudson Records
- Released: 16 October 2020
Jenny Sturgeon is a Shetland based singer-songwriter "who brings together the old and new with a rare skill" (R2 Magazine). Winner of ‘Best Acoustic’ at the 2020 Scottish Alternative Music Awards and nominated for 'Composer of the Year' at the 2018 Scots Trad Music Awards, she also performs with acclaimed bands Salt House and Northern Flyway – a bird inspired audio visual project co-written with Inge Thomson. In 2019 Jenny signed up to work with Hudson Records and produces their podcast series and runs the Hudson Unearth Songwriting series. Jenny also runs the Shetland Songwriting Festival.
The Living Mountain
The Living Mountain was inspired by trailblazing nature writer Nan Shepherd’s book of the same name and Jenny’s experience growing up near, and walking in, the Cairngorms. Within the song cycle Jenny explores her personal connection to this highland area as well as delving into Nan’s philosophy of simply ‘being’ in the mountains. Recorded and produced by Andy Bell at Clashnettie Arts Centre in the Cairngorms National Park, Sturgeon’s twelve songs mirror the chapter titles of Shepherd’s book - ten self-penned songs and two arrangements of Shepherd’s poems, interwoven with field recordings captured within the Cairngorms – from flowing rivers to birdsong.