Megson 26th November 2016
Megson, with support from White Horse Whisperers
Saturday 26th November 8pm (doors 7:30pm) Sutton Benger Village Hall. Tickets £13 in advance.
Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the
Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly
unique brand of folk music.
The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies
and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano
Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on
the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for
their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it ‘if you
don’t like the music here then you have a problem’ .
2014 saw the release of In A Box, their much anticipated brand new studio album.
Featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was
not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The
Sunday Express – Album Of The Week.
“Their rich acoustic mix of miners, lovers, charlatans and whimsy is about as
traditional as folk gets, but never sounds old or dulled.” said Q Magazine’s Andy
Fyfe, while Colin Irwin wrote in MOJO “In A Box brackets Stu and Debbie Hanna
among the upper echelon of Brit folk songwriters.” .
And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists
producing award winning album for SHOW OF HANDS, LUCY WARD,
FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, & THE YOUNG’UNS.
‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’
Robin Denslow – The Guardian
‘A force in the folk revival’
Neil Spencer – The Observer
The Sunday Express
- Steve Pledger, Saturday 18th June 2016 (house concert)
- Phil Beer 28th January 2017