‘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
Megson are Stu and Debbie Hanna who last played Southwell in 2010 and get bigger reviews every year. They released their first album of entirely self-composed songs in 2016 and according to The Guardian in a four star review, it was one of the most original political folk sets of the year “Ewan MacColl would have been impressed”.
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. and 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’ .
2017 Line up
The line-up so far:
Le Vent du Nord
The Changing Room (feat. Tanya Brittain & Sam Kelly)
The East Pointers
Attila the Stockbroker
The Ooks of Hazzard
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
The Rubber Wellies
James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band
Alden Patterson & Dashwood
Idiot & Friend
Dana Immanuel & the Stolen Band
Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra
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