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#LavAid Reg Meuross returns to Sidmouth Folk Week, birthplace of England Green & England Grey for a third Parish Church Fundraiser

August 6, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

£5 – £12

#LavAid Reg Meuross returns to Sidmouth Folk Week, birthplace of England Green & England Grey for a third Parish Church Fundraiser

Sidmouth Parish Church

5.30pm Tickets £12 on the door – or £10 advance from the church (which will be open during the daytime) or from Paragon Books

£5 on the door for FolkWeek pass holders

Gerry Shattock – Sidmouth Parish Church Warden says “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Reg back for another quintisentially English summer’s evening. Furthermore because of the fund-raising, which this forms a part, it may be the last Reg concert in the Parish Church without toilets!” #LavAid

This is Reg’s third fundraiser for Sidmouth Parish Church. Funds raised will help towards building much needed toilets for the church, plus a donation to the wonderful Sidmouth Folk Week

The title track of England Green & England Grey was was written by Reg when he was invited by the people of Sidmouth to help raise funds for their beautiful Parish Church in 2013. One fan commented: “…Reg painted with his words so vividly the precious values and ideals that a civilised society should be holding on to”. Mike Harding from Mike Harding Folk Show says: “England Green & England Grey… manages to say so much in a subtle and non-preachy way”

The album went on to be awarded best album 2014 by Folk Words, and was among the Telegraph Music’s best folk albums 2014.

Highly regarded by the folk of Sidmouth, Reg has previously raised money for the Parish Church, the Cricket Club, and the Memory Cafe.

England Green & England Grey is Reg’s 10th CD release since 1991. In these albums Reg has proved over and over again that he is one of this country’s finest singer/songwriters, gaining regular Radio and TV plays and earning praise and 5 star reviews from all the leading music publications. This latest collection pulls no punches and Reg delivers a concise and articulate commentary on our times, wrapped in the most gorgeous music from some of this country’s finest players.

In the songs of England Green & England Grey, Reg deals bravely and touchingly with topics such as dementia and mental asylums; it commemorates the centenary of WW1, with an unromanticised account of the life of Flora Sandes, the only Englishwoman to engage in active combat during WW1; celebrates Tony Benn’s tribute to suffragette Emily Davison; tells the touching love story of the bandleader of The Titanic, Wallace Hartley and his fiance Maria Robinson and her gift of a violin, The Band Played Sweet Marie; and it delivers an anthem for our times with the title track: England Green and England Grey – hailed by some as a new national anthem for our country.

The maturity of Reg’s writing, and the courage with which he deals with difficult subjects, is revealed through these songs. Reg is one of this country’s greatest songwriters at the very top of his game.

For more info, interviews and photos please contact Katie Whitehouse 07832 200980



August 6, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
£5 – £12
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