‘The remarkable singer-songwriter that is Reg Meuross’
BBC Radio 3
Award-winning Reg Meuross was introduced onto the stage of the Albert Hall by Mike Harding as ‘one of this country’s finest’ and is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. Captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, and with breadth and depth of material that is unparalleled, Reg has toured extensively for decades across the UK, Europe, North America and the Antipodes.
Masterfully accompanying himself on his ‘44 Martin six-string guitar, harmonica, tenor guitar, banjo and dulcimer, witnessing a Reg Meuross performance is to experience a journey into the heart, soul and songs of one of England’s most celebrated writers. Stories that need to be told; struggles that need to be known; injustice that needs to be uncovered; social conscience that needs to be celebrated – his music has an unrivalled power to reach and move the listener. After 14 critically-acclaimed albums, Reg continues to prove how highly relevant his songs are, whilst reaching new audiences with consistently spellbinding performances.
Reg is also here with his song cycle Stolen From God (performed with Suntou Susso and Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne) focusing on the transatlantic slave trade – uncovering its’ hidden history from a South West England perspective.
And in a third incarnation at the festival, he will also be performing Fire & Dust, which is due for release in Autumn 2024, a song cycle that delves into the life story of Woody Guthrie. This will be performed with Welsh piano player and accordianist Geraint Watkins.
“When you have 2000 people singing along, you’re doing something right”
Great British Folk Festival
“There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song”
Townes Van Zandt
‘assured a place in the pantheon of great folk songwriters’
The Living Tradition
‘classic, with echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen’