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Thurs 31 Jan – 8pm – £12.50 Adv/ £14 on door
The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Tickets: Maldon TIC 01621 856503
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Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, Megson (Stu and Debbie Hanna) draw heavily on their Teeside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband and wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising of Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British Folk scene not only for their arresting and intelligent songwriting but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour.   Their much anticipated studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN released in Summer 2016 gained them much critical acclaim.
“One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed.” The Guardian.
“Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud”
Acoustic Magazine.
“One of the top albums of 2016.” Mike Harding.

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, THE WILLOWS, SAM KELLY & THE YOUNG’UNS.
First time visitors to Maldon and dangerously near Burns Night with an eagerly awaited new studio album, it promises to be an evening of fine music and much merriment!

Guitar Workshop Weekend
Sat & Sun 16/17 Feb, 2019
The Blue Boar Hotel, CM9 3QR
Spend a whole weekend dedicated to developing your guitar playing and applying techniques under the inspirational teaching of renowned guitarist and singer songwriter Brooks Williams.
Contact Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for details.

Sun 3 March – 7.30pm – £15
The Sunny Sailor, Maldon, CM9 5LE

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Since forming in 1999 this incredible duo of Kevin Dempsey & Joe Broughton have combined emotive songs, unrivaled instrumental capability and a spectacular high energy show never failing to create a spellbinding atmosphere. The list of musicians they have played with is impressive…Whippersnapper, Mary Black, Joss Stone, Dando Shaft, The Urban Folk Quartet, Fairport Convention, The Albion Band, Dave Swarbrick, Percy Sledge, Bellowhead, Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle….but it can’t prepare you for this unique partnership. To pigeon hole their style of music would be to do them a disservice. They draw on Folk music from all corners of the world but their experience in Jazz, Soul, Classical, Pop and Rock music takes the result into original and uncharted territory.
“instrumental fireworks”Folking.com

Songwriting Workshop Weekend

6 & 7 April, 2019
The Blue Boar, Maldon, CM9 4QE

A residential weekend spent making-up songs under the expert tuition of prolific singer songwriter and producer Boo Hewerdine.
Contact Audreyripleymusic@icloud.com for details.