Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Albion Christmas Band - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Ewan McLennan

Sunday 7th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Canterbury

Fraser Nimmo

Sunday 14th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Miranda Sykes

Sunday 21st January 2018

The Fitzwalter Room, Goodnestone Park, Canterbury

Sarah McQuaid

Sunday 28th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Megson

Sunday 4th October 2015

St John the Baptist Church, Barham, nr Canterbury CT4 6PB


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

NOTE EARLIER START TIME THAN USUAL

Tickets 
£12.50 online
£13.50 in advance 
£14 on the door  
 




Stu Hanna & Debbie Hanna are the husband & wife duo Megson. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards they draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a unique brand of folk music. Their infectious sound is a mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas. As Froots Magazine puts it ‘if you don’t like the music here then you have a problem’

Their growing talent was recognised not only with 3 nominations for Best Duo in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 – 2011 but also with burgeoning interest from the major broadsheets. Their album ‘The Longshot’ had  4 Star **** reviews from Mojo, The Financial Times, Uncut, The Sunday Express and The Guardian ‘the most original duo on the folk scene’. The Guardian ran a major feature on them and The Independent has listed Megson in their Top Gigs To See section on numerous occasions.

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.  

Their fifth visit to Folk in the Barn – this time as part of their first ‘Churches’ Tour.  Always very popular with our audience, it’ll be great to have them back again.

‘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

www.megsonmusic.co.uk


- Date Added 17/09/2015