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February 8, 2020
4 Times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations!
Double Winners Spiral Earth Awards!
“Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie Proud!” (Acoustic Magazine).
Saturday 8th February 2020
The Square Tower
Doors Open: 7.15pm Show Starts: 7.45pm.
Tickets £14 each, £16 on the door (if not sold out).
Tickets available securely online at: www.wegottickets.com/event/469981
Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea, Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea or Harbour Records in Emsworth. You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address. If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.
“Seeped in history and offering inspirational tales, with this album you’re dining with delicate harmonies and listening so deep you’re immersed in the lush, passionate creation of one of the most exciting contemporary folk groups in the UK.” (Maverick *****)
Megson are Stu Hanna (Vocals, Octave Mandola, Tenor Banjo, Guitar) and Debbie Hanna (Vocals, Accordion, Whistle), and here at Square Roots Towers we’ve been massive fans of this highly original husband and wife team for many years, having seen them wow thousands of new fans at their many festival appearances over the last few years. If you’ve seen them before then you’ll already know how great they are, but if you haven’t then you really are in for a treat! We last had them at the Tower 4 years ago and naturally they sold the place out, and we’re delighted to welcome them back again at long last!
’Simply Brilliant’ – The Sunday Express
Stu and Debs bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Megson have gained fame on the British folk and roots 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!”.
Spring 2019 sees Megson release a brand new album “con-tra-dic-shun” – an equal mix of expertly executed original and traditional songs – the title song taken from the 1870 book “Tyneside Songs, Ballads and Drolleries by Geordie Victorian balladeer Joe Wilson.
The album has already been received The Sunday Times folk “album of the week” accolade and a Five Star review from The Morning Star who describe it as “Irresistible. Impressive vocal harmonies & intriguing, intelligent lyrics accompanied by inventive instrumentation. Touring now. Miss not!”
“Megson are among those writing the future history of folk. Good Times Will Come Again is a musical snapshot of now. The Hannas have captured a chunk of British social history in way that is entertaining, thought provoking, great to listen to and extremely well-constructed with nuances which are incredibly subtle. These songs will be a reference point for folk singers and musicians of the future as well a wonderful example of what more folk music could and should be doing!” (Folk All)
‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’ – The Guardian
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