Megson

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‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’
Robin Denslow – The Guardian

‘A force in the folk revival’
Neil Spencer – The Observer

‘Simply Brilliant’
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’ .

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