Megson are a duo composed of husband and wife Stu and Debbie Hanna. The duo have released four albums and one EP. Their live performances feature Stu playing guitar, mandolin and banjo and Hannah on accordion as backing to their vocal harmonies.
Bringing an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars, Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their songwriting, but also their exquisite musicianship and northern humour.
They have been nominated for "Best Duo" at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards three years in a row and their music has been played by several radio DJs including BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, who invited them to do a live studio session for his show in 2007. They also accompanied Lucy Ward on her 2011 album, Adelphi Has to Fly, which was produced by Stu Hanna.
Our supporting artist this evening will be Del Scott Miller who is a guitarist, songwriter, poet and writer from Barnsley.
He has written and recorded four albums and supported, among others, The Stranglers' Baz Warne, the UK's current blues guitar hero Ben Poole, Subways' Billy Lunn and folk guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson, often cited as one of the world's finest acoustic players. In 2012 he played in the final of Open Mic UK at the O2 Arena in London.