Things have been very busy this summer for northerners Stu Hanna and Debbie Hanna, better known as the super British folk duo Megson. They have, if you haven’t already heard, been getting used to their new band member – Lola Wren, their daughter, who was born on the 7th June.
Our little songbird has been patiently listening to the new material and letting us know what she thinks with little smiles and frowns – strangely she always cries when Stu sings – oh well… wait till she hears the banjo.
They have some new shows coming up over the next few months kicking off with the very first Sunderland Folk Festival. The festival takes place on the bank holiday weekend Saturday 27 – Monday 29 August with Megson’s performances on the Saturday. The main festival site is on the river side next to the National Glass Centre with other venues include Mowbray Park and key sites around the City Centre. Artists booked to perform include Cara Dillon, Alistair Anderson and Ewan Mclennan. For full details and to buy tickets visit their website here.
27 Aug – Sunderland Folk Festival
Box Office: 0191 219 3455
16 Sep – The Junction, Cambridge
Box Office: 01223 511 511
23 Sep – The Rock, Matlby
Box Office : 01709 585977
15 Oct – Acousticity @ The Headgate Theatre, Colchester
Box Office : 01206 366000
23 Oct – Hitchin Folk Club, Herts.
Tickets : email@example.com.
16 Nov – Bishops Auckland Town Hall, Co. Durham.
Box Office : 01388 602610
18 Nov – Bacca Pipes Folk Club, Keighley, Yorkshire.
Tickets : firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Nov – St Barnabas Church, Linthorpe
Tickets : 01642 220613
And 2012 Dates confirmed so far…
15 Feb – London, Rout Of The Blues
23 Feb – Rothbury Roots,
25 Feb – Shining Friends Bromsgrove
02 Mar – Aberdeen, InterVarsity Folk Day
23 Mar – Stockton, The Arc
03 Apr – Dartford Folk Club
04 Apr – Red Lion Folk Club
…more in the pipeline.