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TONIGHT!!!

HUW WILLIAMS

SUN 14 Oct – 7.30pm – £12 – The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Tickets: On-line link below or On-the-door Tonight!

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An evening of well-crafted songs, entertaining stories and great humour.  Huw Williams began his professional career as a singer songwriter.  He toured and recorded as part of the duo Huw and Tony Williams, whose songs were covered by many other artists in the USA and Europe, including Fairport Convention whose version of ‘Summer Before the War’ and Simon Nicol’s ‘Rosemary’s Sister’ brought him to a much wider audience. He has also worked as a broadcaster producing and presenting programs for BBC in the UK. An evening in his company is an absolute tonic and just what the doctor ordered!

‘Well-crafted and finely-honed songs, each one an absolute belter. Many songwriters could take a lesson from his brilliant chord progressions and his thoughtful and entertaining lyrics, but his magic touch just about seals it and cajoles the listening public to come back for more – and more and more. All this along with dry and hilarious humour’ 
Folk Wales

THE URBAN FOLK QUARTET

SUN 4 Nov – 8pm – £16.50 – Town Hall, Maldon, CM9 4PZ

Tickets: Maldon TIC 01621 856503

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UFQ have been energising and exciting Maldon audiences for the last 6 years with their fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on they are unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, UFQ’s approach to the Folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms, all fuse to generate an uplifting and vibrant music full of life and heart. Delivered by the incredible musicianship of Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigas, Dan Walsh and Tom Chapman. They are truly to be experienced! www.theufq.com

“one of the tightest line-ups, I have ever seen.” Songlines.
“UFQ are impossibly wonderful” – fRoots
“Seriously exceptional musicians” – R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel)
“Up there with the best of them – amazing musicians.” – BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

GILMORE & ROBERTS

FRI 23 Nov – 8pm – £12.50 – The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Tickets: Maldon TIC 01621 856503

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Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.
Regular visitors to Maldon, we’ll get a sneak preview prior to the release of their 5th studio album ‘A Problem of Our Kind’ which delves deep into the human psyche with their songs, holding all their findings – good and bad, dark and beautiful – up to the light. “People and their stories have always been our primary source of inspiration for writing songs” says Katriona with a smile. “Thankfully there are enough amazing humans – past and present – to keep us going for a long time yet!”

‘Hot property’ – fRoots
‘Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama’ – Q Magazine
‘Enthralling….consistently compelling’ – Pure M Magazine
‘Head and shoulders above their contemporaries’ – Rockin’ Magpie

MEGSON

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.
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, 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!

BROOKS WILLIAMS Guitar Workshop Weekend

Sat & Sun 16/17 Feb

The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 4QR

Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for details.