Fri 10 May | Megson: Contradicshun

  • Dorchester Corn Exchange
  • Friday 10 May
  • 8.00pm
  • £15 / £13 members and concessions
  • 1 Hour 30 Mins (approx)
  • Seated

Four times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards make a welcome return to Dorchester Arts following a storming debut show here in January 2017. Comprised of husband and wife Stu and Debbie Hanna, the duo have released four albums and one EP. Their live performances feature Stu playing guitar, mandolin and banjo and Hannah on accordion as backing to their vocal harmonies.

Bringing an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars, Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their songwriting, but also their exquisite musicianship and northern humour.

They have been nominated for “Best Duo” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards three years in a row and their music has been played by several radio DJs including BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, who invited them to do a live studio session for his show in 2007. They also accompanied Lucy Ward on her 2011 album, Adelphi Has to Fly, which was produced by Stu Hanna.

"The most original husband-and-wife duo on the British folk scene"
The Guardian
Robin Denselow
“A force in the folk revival”
The Observer 2
Neil Spencer