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Reg Meuross – Sidmouth Parish Church official West Country launch of England Green & England Grey

August 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FRIDAY 8 August  Sidmouth Parish Church

West Country launch of England Green & England Grey

I’m delighted to have been asked to do another gig in the beautiful Sidmouth Parish Church – and will be performing songs from my new album, with special guests.

Doors 5pm Concert starts 5.30pm – 7.00pm

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

This is the official West Country launch of Reg’s brand new album ENGLAND GREEN & ENGLAND GREY, which has already been highly acclaimed: 

“Magnificent, powerful and moving” PETE TOWNSHEND.

“..beautiful; fascinatingly lovely and utterly captivating. The storytelling  is superb”   TAMSIN ROSEWELL, RADIO WARWICKSHIRE

Possibly the best album yet from one of England’s finest singer/songwriters” Mike Harding, the Mike Harding Folk Show

The title track of that album was written by Reg last year to perform at Sidmouth Parish Church when he was invited by them to play there during last year’s festival. 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”

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.

 

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Date:
August 8, 2014
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:
Reg Meuross Singer Songwriter Storyteller