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Reg Meuross at Stratford-sub-Castle reading room, near Salisbury

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

“To my shame, I only discovered Reg about 4 or 5 years ago, and each time I have seen him at a club or festival, my appreciation of his delightful voice and the gentle power of his words, has grown and grown.

I am on a mission to extoll the virtues of live performance in general and folk music in particular, and what better ambassador could there be, for all that is good about the genre?” Richard – promotor

Doors 7.30pm, music from 8pm
Tickets £11 available from rndeath@hotmail.com
Stratford-sub-Castle Reading Room. Nr Salisbury. SP1 3LL

Reg’s appearances at art centres, music clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad, and his albums have established his songs as ‘the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk’ (Folkwords). Festival appearances include: Cropredy, Folk on the Coast, Bude, Great British Folk Festival, Auckland Festival NZ, Broadstairs Folk Week, Gate To Southwell, Costa Del Folk, Illawarra Folk Festival (Australia) and many more, small and large. Reg is the patron artist of Priston Folk Festival in Somerset and Bridport Folk Festival in Dorset and of Holywell Music and Folk.

Reg is an accomplished musician, accompanying himself masterfully on guitar and captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice. His catalogue includes story songs bringing characters from history to life, songs of protest and some of the most heart aching love songs ever written, performed with depth and spellbinding delivery. “There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt.

Reg has 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.

“One of the most talented storytellers of our generation” Pennyblack Music
“Powerful and moving songwriting” Martin Chilton, The Telegraph
“A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy

The ‘Reading Room’ is now the Stratford-Sub-Castle village hall, and precisely describes its original purpose. It was built in 1881 at the instigation of Mrs Mary King, the wife of the long serving vicar of the time. Mrs King was keen to encourage the local men to ignore the attractions of the ale-house or other disreputable activities, and created this space and supplied newspapers and books to allow them to engage in wholesome endeavour… Let’s hope Mary would approve!

 

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November 2
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Stratford-sub-Castle Reading Room
Nr Salisbury, SP1 3LL + Google Map
Reg Meuross Singer Songwriter Storyteller