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REG MEUROSS NEWS reg meuross retrospective album reissues
2018 was a fantastic year for gigs, playing new venues, meeting new friends and writing two song cycles.
The first of these is 12 Silk Handkerchiefs,about Hull's fighting fishwife Lillian Bilocca and her campaign for safety at sea following the 1968 Triple Trawler Disaster. After a sell out show at Hull Minster last year we are back there again on March 8th (appropriately as it's International Women's Day) and will be touring later this year with the multi-media show and full troupe - Brian W Lavery, Sam Martyn and Mick McGarry.
The second is a project with Pete Townshend, inspired by Woody Guthrie's song Deportees. It is about the Mexican/American border crisis, and more specifically the Los Gatos air disaster of 1948 in which 28 Mexican migrant workers and four American crew were killed while deporting the workers back to Mexico. The Deportees project is still in development with New York producers and hopefully there will be positive news on that later in the year.
I'm delighted to say that gigs are going from strength to strength in terms of feedback and attendance. As a result we have decided to step things up a bit by playing the beautiful Bush Hall in London.
I've always wanted to play this stunning venue in my own right, and finally it is going to happen on February 28th. It's larger than the venues you may have seen me at before so we need to work extra hard to let people know and to fill those seats.
If you are in a position to share details amongst your own friends or on social media please share away, and if you can make it yourself it would be fantastic to see you.
I promise to make it a very different event with a kind of retrospective journey through the old favourites from all my 13 albums.
Thanks for all your requests, if you have any more please let me know by replying to this email and I will do my best to include them.
Talking of albums… coinciding with the Bush Hall concert is the reissue of 6 of my albums. These are CDs which have sold out of their original runs and in some cases had multiple re pressings. Due to a rise in demand we decided to repress them, and with the help of Gillian Modrate of Left Bridge in Devon, we are now offering this cool retro collection.
I love the new designs and am very happy that we will have these available for the London concert and you can order them online via the link below.They can be bought individually or as a set, for a discount of course.
Also I'm pleased to be able to stop bootlegging myself every time someone orders one of the titles, it was only a matter of time before I caught myself at it!
I really hope you can make it to Bush Hall or tell your London friends, and to one or two of the many gigs I'll be playing throughout this year and perhaps even order yourself a bright shiny copy of one or two of the new albums.
We are taking 12 Silk Handkerchiefs, the multimedia show, on tour.
Here's a taste of it!
VIDEO My Name Is London Town - filmed at Cecil Sharp House
Thanks to GemsOnVHS I have a new live version of My Name Is London Town which was filmed in the beautiful Vaughan Williams Memorial library at Cecil Sharp House last Summer. I'd love to know what you think of it.
"Reg Meuross is the truest sense of folk music. He writes songs about people, for people. That's what folk music is - the people's music. It tells our stories, it protests with us, it marches with us."
My Name Is London Town - filmed at Cecil Sharp House by GemsOnVHS