Venue: CB2
Date: 19 Jul 2008 - 20:30
End Date: 19 Jul 2008 - 22:30
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Event details: MEGSON
The combined talents of northerners Stu Hanna and Debbie Palmer make the award winning duo 'Megson'. With two albums, "On The SIde" and "Smoke Of Home" under their belts they are fast making waves amongst the British folk / roots scene with captivating songs, beautiful harmonies, northern humour and impeccable musicianship.

Megson's 2007 album "Smoke Of Home" received critical acclaim across the board with a host of strong reviews. It also gained radio play from DJs such as BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding and Bob Harris, the latter inviting them to perform an exclusive live session at the BBC.

The biggest strength of Megson, however, is their stunning live performances. The duo have played at numerous folk festivals including Shrewsbury, Sidmouth, Gosport and Fareham, Wimborne and Cambridge, which led to a review in County Music People describing them as ‘enthralling'. They toured with Seth Lakeman on his ‘post Mercury nomination" tour and also with award wining roots duo Show Of Hands both in the UK and also throughout Germany. Added to this, Autumn 2007 saw a PRS Foundation ATOM award given to the duo to reward technical innovations in contemporary music.

"This is first rate - if you don't like this music you have a problem! Megson are a couple of potential stars, peaches and cream harmonies, melodic roots consciousness and a huge sense of individuality. " - fRoots
"How gorgeous is that? Absolutely beautiful.... An excellent new duo!" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.
"Fresh, melodic and bushy-tailed." - Mojo

Pamela is an American singer/songwriter and guitarist who has attracted international attention with her mesmerizing Celtic-influenced folk music. She has a vocal style that ranges from lilting sensitivity to urgent callings and her inventive modal guitar work has been described as "a tiny chamber orchestra working in unison at the end of her hands." She draws inspiration for her compositions from the magic found in British artifacts and psychedelic folk music.

Her debut CD, "Nature's Bride", received rave reviews with American magazine Dirty Linen describing it as "an inspiring blend of styles...the title tune is a dynamic, danceable tour de force...[Pamela's] inflections recall the power and emotional intensity of Buffy Ste. Marie...". Her new CD, "Courting Autumn", is a sonic almanac burnished with melancholy, its wistful vocals floating above slinky and delicate hand-spun guitar, windswept and weather-worn by plaintive string and recorder arrangments.

"a very special, seriously beautiful album" - Froots

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