Megson are a husband and wife duo – Debbie (vocals, accordian) and Stu (vocals, mandolin, mandola, banjo, fliddle, guitars) – who are about to release their ninth studio album ‘con-tra-dic-shun’.
It is a lively mix of traditional songs and their own songwriting, which covers everyday tales be it ‘Barrington Judo Club’, (where said club battles with other local clubs for a place in the village hall) or ‘A Week Away In The Caravan’ (where one half of a couple is less than willing to go but both end up with cherished memories).
The album’s theme as the title suggests is about conversations and contradictions. Nice touch with the note on the inlay sleeve that states ‘Everything written in this booklet is a lie’.
A delightful album of folk tunes that don’t always take themselves too seriously. The album is released on February 8th via http://www.megsonmusic.co.uk
19 JAN CAMBRIDGE, Junction (Album Launch Party)
31 JAN MALDON, MAC Theatre Maldon Essex
01 FEB THAMES DITTON, The Ram Club
02 FEB WHITCHURCH, The Talbot Theatre
06 FEB LONDON, Kings Place (Album Launch Party)
07 FEB UPWOOD, Upwood Village Hall
21 FEB MANCHESTER, Band On The Wall
22 FEB KENDAL, Brewery Arts
23 FEB BARNSLEY, The Civic
08 MAR CHESTERFIELD, Library Theatre
21 MAR SALISBURY, Arts Centre
22 MAR LINGFIELD, VSS Club
11 APR SADBERGE, Darlington, Village Hall
12 APR HEBDEN BRIDGE, Wadsworth Com. Centre
13 APR GATESHEAD, The Sage
14 APR SALTAIRE, The Live Room
26 APR ALVESTON, St Helens Church
27 APR BROMGSGROVE, Burcot Village Hall
10 MAY DORCHESTER, Arts Centre