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SINGERS Featuring – 2019 New Roots Finalist MEGAN WISDOM
22nd July @ 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm£5.00 (£4.00 Members)
Folk Singer and Traditional Music Artist Megan Wisdom is a folk musician and singer of traditional songs. Born and bred in Suffolk, Megan has been attending pub sessions for as long as she can remember, which has provided the foundation for a warm, simple style which resonates throughout her performances. She loves to explore the stories which are deeply etched into British folk music, and bring out the voices from the past which are alive within lyrics and melodies. She views folk music not only as a complex and enigmatic genre but as a historical resource, and loves to research the background of each of the songs that she sings and the themes that run through them. Singing mostly unaccompanied, sometimes with a table harmonium, Megan performs regularly at folk clubs and events throughout the country, and frequents Suffolk pub sessions with her whistles and saxophone. She is also a member of the Suffolk-based Pretty Grim Border Morris, and can often be found dancing and playing with the side at pubs and festivals.
She won the long-running Suffolk traditional song competition, the Percy Webb Memorial Cup, in 2015, and was a finalist in the national New Roots competition in 2017. She has performed at a large variety of venues, including Sidmouth FolkWeek, FolkEast, the Shannonside Winter Music Festival, St Neots Folk Festival, as well as Colchester, Stockton-on-Tees, Watford and Hadleigh Folk Clubs and the National Sheepdog Trials.
“…a young talented, traditional singer and musician who has a growing reputation, both locally and nationally, for her pure voice and fine, clear singing style…”-Rob Neal, Mardles
Megan has a passion for the traditional songs of the British Isles, which she loves to express and share with her audience. She is available for slots of up to an hour and will perform solo or alongside other artists.