Music at GMC

2009 Folk Concert

Concert: Folk Evening: Megson in Concert
Date: Friday 27th February, 2009
Performers: Megson (Stu Hanna & Debbie Hanna-Palmer)
Lou Brown
CD available: No

Programme

Lou Brown

  1. Stay Here
  2. Goodbye
  3. The Doctor
  4. Boot Company
  5. "Polar Bears"
  6. The Old Way
  7. Thinking About You Lately

Megson

  1. Durham Gaol
  2. Butternut Hill
  3. Smoke of Home
  4. O Mary Will You Go
  5. Fourpence a Day
  6. Just Stay
  7. The Oakey Strike Evictions
  8. Take Yourself a Wife
  9. Sandgate Lassie's Lament
  10. The New Fish Market
  11. Little Joe
  12. Every Night When the Sun Goes In
  13. Working Town
  14. Follow It On
  15. Fell to the Breeze
  16. Encore: Tally-i-o the Grinder

FEBRUARY 2009 saw Music at GMC's second visit from the up-and-coming folk duo 'Megson'. Further details of their last visit are available here.
Since their last visit they have produced a new album 'Take Yourself a Wife' (released in the Autumn of 2008) and they have recently been nominated for BBC Radio 2's prestigious folk-duo of the year award.
On this occasion, Megson were supported by Lou Brown who opened the first half.

LOU BROWN is a singer-songwriter from Bournemouth. In 2003, she won the Southwest's Young Achiever of the Year Award and subsequently won a grant from the Prince's Trust to fund her first major album project. She also took part in the Prince's Trust's 'Soundlive' programme where she was offered the opportunity to learn skills from professional working musicians.

Her debut album, 'What Are You Singing About?' was released in 2006, and has received airplay on regional UK radio stations such as Wave 105, Original 106 in Southampton and Bristol, Forest FM, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Southern Counties Radio, BBC Somerset and BBC Radio Solent. After many years gigging extensively around the UK, Brown took the album to the USA in 2008, playing a series of dates in Chicago and Iowa. She also played UK support slots for Hazel O'Connor, Paul Young, Boo Hewerdine, Albert Lee, Clive Gregson, and Steve Tilston.

At the time of the concert Lou had just finished recording her second album with Alan 'Big Al' Hill at the Sonic Kitchen in Poole.

Quotes

One happy family sent us these quotes following the concert...

  • Kathleen (aged 10): "Megson are an AMAZING band. Stu was playing the guitar and playing it like a drum and Deb's voice was beautiful."
  • Patrick (aged 8): "I liked Stu playing the guitar- he sounded like a one-man band!"
  • Enya (aged 3½): "I loved the lady's singing. It sent me to sleep!"
  • Carrie and Neil (age available on request!): "What a fantastic duo. Their live performances are delivered with panache. Phrasing balance and intonation are spot on. We think they are 'unmissable' and look forward to them returning next year!"

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