Iryna is Ukrainian born singer, songwriter, hurdy-gurdy player, leader of MUHA band. She is inspired by her native region of Podillya, steeped in folk mythology, and by noble writers like Taras Shevchenko, Nicolai Gogol and contemporary Ukrainian poets. She also finds her creative energy in the elemental beauty of nature-rivers and seas, fogs and clouds, rain and sunshine. Her songs, accompanied by guitar and hurdy-gurdy tell timeless stories of love and belonging, tales abandonment, hope and mortality. Her traditional vocal style, lyrical and hypnotising, takes listener’s imagination to a journey through Eastern European Folklore with her.
Based in the UK, her musical prowess extends to international stages, including notable performances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, as well as appearances at renowned festivals like Eurovision Liverpool 2023, Latitude, Edinburgh Mela, and the Rupununi Music and Arts Festival in Guyana, South America.