'Simply Brilliant’The Sunday Express ‘Savagely perceptive lyrics, ear catching vocals & melodies to die for’Louder Than War
We're delighted that Megson will be performing at Good Honest Folk next May 9th (yes 2020!). 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.
Watch this great video of the title track from the latest album:
Support act: Local singer-songwriter and professional choir-leader, Philippa Berry.
Please note: Doors and licensed cash bar open from 7.30pm. Music will start from 8pm.
Advance tickets: £14 - General admission ( + booking fee) £12 - Under 25's (+ booking fee)
Door tickets (where available): £16 - General admission £14 - Under 25's
Please note the minimum age for this event is 10 years old. Venue: Upstairs at the Oddfellows Hall, 270 High Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1QT Nearest station: Dorking / Dorking Deepdene (10 mins walk) Nearest car park: Wathen Road, RH4 1YA. Free of charge after 6pm on a Saturday (3 mins walk). For more information, including about venue accessibility, please contact Good Honest Folk.
We bring you some of the most talented musicians, singers & bands on the folk scene. This is awesome Saturday-night music in a lively & warm setting (& with a well-stocked bar). The artists who perform typically have a special focus on English traditional songs & music. Gigs feature headline sets by established folk musicians, as well as shorter support slots by rising talents. Tickets available online and sometimes on the door.