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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, 2019

The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 4QR

Email: Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for details.