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Reg Meuross at Acoustic Roots, Wigan

September 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Acoustic Roots – Wigan Parish Church say:

We are delighted to see the return of Reg Meuross, last with us in March 2014 and we’ve lost count of the number of you asking us “when is Reg coming back?”

Reg was described by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show as a “brilliant singer-songwriter with a social conscience”. He will bring songs from stunning new solo recording ‘Faraway People’ to Wigan, as well as an award-winning back catalogue of nine highly acclaimed albums.

Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and intimate as well as huge festival stages in the UK and abroad. He consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. ‘Faraway People’ is a new collection of songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide-ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees, to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written.

Reg represents contemporary folk writing at its best, with that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.
“Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age” David Kidman
Mick Tems Folk Wales on Faraway People: “Verdict: every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold.”
“There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt.

Opening the evening is Manchester-based singer-songwriter Richard Knott. Richard last joined us in support of one of his musical influences, Geoff Muldaur, and will be playing songs from his very soon-to-be-released debut album, ‘Long Story Short’. Witty and thought-provoking songs with an excellent guitar technique.

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Date:
September 2, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Venue

Wigan Parish Church
Crawford Chapel
Wigan, WN1 United Kingdom
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