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Reg Meuross live session BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tune in to Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show on January 17th from 7pm  HERE to catch Reg Meuross live in session.
Somerset singer-songwriter 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.
TWO ALBUMS TOUR
During 2017 Reg was described by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show as a “brilliant singer songwriter with a social conscience”, he toured the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales as well as delighting audiences in South Africa, Spain and Portugal with songs from his 2017 album release FARAWAY PEOPLE, along with his award winning back catalogue. In August Reg was invited to take part in a very special event at the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, where he showcased his song from Faraway People about Sophie Scholl who was a brave young anti-Nazi activist caught and guillotined aged 21. For Sophie (This Beautiful Day) was described by Mike Harding as “one of the most important songs to be written in the last 30 years.”

“Every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold.” Mick Tems, Folk Wales

“Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age.” David Kidman, Fatea Magazine

“An insight into the human spirit and empathy the the plight of ordinary people.” Froots Magazine

“A deep well of compassion and insight into the human heart and spirit.” Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK

“These are songs to really listen to, to make you think and remember.” John Waltham, The Living Tradition Magazine

“…for all its soft reflectiveness it hits as hard as anything you’ll hear.” Dai Jeffries Folking.com

In 2018 Reg will be continuing to tour until the summer with FARAWAY PEOPLE, the second in his solo trilogy of albums (the first being DECEMBER), plus a surprise new release (out on February 2nd) SONGS ABOUT A TRAIN.

2017 was also a year in which Geoff Lakeman covered Reg’s song England Green and England Grey in his debut album After All These Years. Here is Reg’s original: https://youtu.be/KdewAuU3nMc. Reg has also been busy co-writing with Seth Lakeman for Seth’s next album and also recorded a compilation album with Stockfisch Records in Germany (still to be released). The Living Tradition magazine featured Reg, here is the article: http://www.livingtradition.co.uk/articles/regmeuross

As well as touring with the Two Albums Tour until July 2018, Reg will be showcasing a new song cycle, 12 Silk Handkerchiefs, a multi-media platform show inspired by the book The Headscarf Revolutionaries by Brian W. Lavery. Reg will sing the song cycle with local musicians, and Brian will narrate, to a back drop of slides from  the story of Hull’s tragic Triple Trawler Disaster of 1968 and the revolutionary women from the fisheries (the ‘Headscarf Revolutionaries’) in particular Lillian Bilocca, who were behind an incredible campaign for improved safety on the trawlers.

 

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January 17
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Reg Meuross Singer Songwriter Storyteller