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Reg Meuross at the Royal Albert Hall

Lizzie Cornish 1 02 Apr 09 - 12:52 PM
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Subject: Reg Meuross at the Royal Albert Hall
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 12:52 PM

I'd just like to congratulate Reg for his gig at the Royal Albert Hall last week, where he played right alongside many other top names in the music industry on behalf of The Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Teenage Cancer Trust website

Reg's myspace page


From Mike Harding's BBC blog about that concert:

"One of the artists appearing at the Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London this Wednesday will be Reg Meuross. He'll be sharing the stage alongside the likes of Fairport Convention, and Kate Rusby and I'm really looking forward to seeing him live; it will be my first time. I came across Reg a few years back when Meg Rose of Whole Wide World Music (a great mail order source of folk and roots stuff by the way) sent me his second CD, Short Stories. I liked it a lot and felt that there was as well as good tunes and good playing there was a real depth to his songs; they went beyond the usual stuff about love and relationships and the pain and pangs of love; they told stories and painted pictures of other peoples' lives with real passion ­ The Priest's Letter is my favourite from the album, an understated but terrific song.

When his last album 'Dragonfly' came into the studio I played it straight through twice. It's a terrific album, my personal favourites 'And Jesus Wept' and 'Lizzie Loved A Highwayman' will, I believe go on to become folk classics. So, as I say, I'm really looking forward to seeing the man live at the Albert Hall. If you haven't heard him, check out his website where there are samples of the songs for you to listen to.

By the way, this will be the first night that the Teenage Cancer Trust are hosting a folk night at the Albert Hall, I think that says something about the way that people are seeing folk music now. Perhaps the image of the Arran sweater and the beard is becoming less of a cliché.

Folk Music at the Albert Hall! All those hairy people singing subversive songs! Heavens!

Albert and Victoria will be turning in their graves. Good sez I."


Taken from here

And here, just so you can soak up a bit of atmosphere of the night, is a video of that evening, sadly, not of though. Hopefully, someone may yet put a clip of him on a little later.

Not Reg, but Kasbian at the TCT - RAH March 2009 gig :0)


Youtube video on the diverse line-up at TCT this year.

I heard from a friend who was there that night, that Mike introduced Reg as 'one of the finest songwriters this country's ever produced'...saying his favourite song was '...and jesus wept' and his second favourite song was '...and jesus wept' YAY! :0)

'...and Jesus Wept'

Well done, Reg...You, Seth, Kate et al, did the folk world proud! :0)


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Subject: RE: Reg Meuross at the Royal Albert Hall
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 01:01 PM

Oops, I forgot to put this link on, to some photos of the night, from Reg's myspace page:

TCT Concert - Photos


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Subject: RE: Reg Meuross at the Royal Albert Hall
From: The Villan
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 01:08 PM

Glad I booked him for Faldingworth Live then. :-)


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