Saturday, 16 December 2017

Darling of Henley shows mature but angry side

Darling of Henley shows mature but angry side
HENLEY singer/songwriter Megan Henwood debuted material from her new album Head, Heart, Hand to a packed audience at Nettlebed Folk Club on Monday.

Folk fans travelled from around the country to see the BBC award-winning artist perform at the popular venue, founded in 1975, that is evidently close to her heart.

“Nettlebed has always been meaningful to me as my grandparents owned a pub in the village, so my mum grew up there,” she said. “The folk club is where my parents first met.”

Folk trio Tred opened the evening with an eclectic set of vocals, flute, double bass and guitar and Jackie Oates, who plays fiddle on Head, Heart, Hand, performed two a cappella pieces.

Megan opened with songs from her debut album, Making Waves, before heading into unchartered territory. She was joined by brother Joe on saxophone, cajon and percussion. Matthew Forbes added an orchestral element on cello, mandolin, ukulele and harmonica and Pete Thomas boosted the sound with electric and double bass.

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