Megson

Date:Fri 24 Jan
Time:Doors 7.30pm
Venue:Storey’s Field Centre
Price:£17 (£9 con)

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson, aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, 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’

2019 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album Contradicshun gaining them even more critical acclaim including Folk Album Of The Week from The Sunday Times “One of the albums of the year” ★★★★ from Rock 'N' Reel  while legendary folk  broadcaster Mike Harding said “Megson have brought out a constant stream of absolutely stunning albums over the years and this is no exception. A cracker of an album.” 

And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing  & recording award winning music for Show Of Hands, Kelly Oliver, Lucy Ward, Faustus, Odette Michell, The Willows, Sam Kelly & The Young'uns. 

 Please Note: This performance takes place off-site at Storey's Field Centre 

‘Simply Brilliant’

The Sunday Express

 

‘Savagely perceptive lyrics, ear catching vocals & melodies to die for’

Louder Than War

 

‘A force in the folk revival’

Neil Spencer – The Observer

 

‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’

Robin Denslow – The Guardian

 

On CON-TRA-DIC-SHUN 

ROCK 'N' REEL  ★★★★ 

“One of the albums of the year”

THE SUNDAY TIMES - Folk Album Of The Week

THE MORNING STAR  ★★★★★

MAVERICK ★★★★

SONGLINES ★★★★ “The Voice of the People”

"They mix the exuberant with the heartfelt in a truly bracing release that is a real joy to behold." CRACK

"A sharp mix of twanging banjos, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, double bass and smooth vocal harmonies" THE BIG ISSUE

“Megson have brought out a constant stream of absolutely stunning albums over the years and this is no exception. A cracker of an album.” MIKE HARDING

"Megson’s most complete album and their best to date.” FOLK RADIO UK

"Debbie & Stu Hanna are phenomenal. Contradicshun, their ninth studio album, is a triumph" FATEA 

"The Hanna duo’s ninth studio album presents an emotionally engaging variety of shrewdly sourced trad/folk lyric pieces interwoven with their own characteristically sassy original songs, arranged with their carefully calibrated musical colouring and celebrated vocal interplay." THE LIVING TRADITION

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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