Megan Henwood

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Megan first came to the attention of the wider world in 2011 following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album “Making Waves” which saw her songs played on national and regional radio and playlisted on BBC Radio 2. She has since played live in all corners of the UK and is a regular performer at all the bigger UK music festivals; Glastonbury, Cambridge, Larmer Tree, Wilderness and Secret Garden Party among them.

She first came to the notice of the folk fraternity when she won the BBC’s Young Folk Award in 2009 and was nominated for their Horizon Award in 2012. Her music is clearly rooted in folk but it has seen her put her own youthful slant on a medium which has found a place on the mainstream map through artists such as the Mumfords, Laura Marling and the Bombay Bicycle Club etc.

“Making Waves” was followed in 2015 by the critically acclaimed “Head Heart Hand” which was accompanied by airplay and sessions on the Mark Radcliffe Folk Show and on Bob Harris, among others. Megan spent 2016 developing her audience with sell-out shows across the south including Cecil Sharp House in London and Unicorn Theatre Abingdon, and played shows around the country and at festival.

In September Megan released a very well received five-track EP as a duo with folk favourite and good friend Jackie Oates. The duo performed various shows across the UK including a sold-out St Pancras Old Church in London.

In November and December Megan supported Show of Hands on 22 theatre shows across Britain.

Cut to spring 2017 and Megan has almost completed recording her third solo album which will be released in September, with singles released and teased to radio through the summer. She will perform at selected festivals during the summer before embarking on her first solo headline tour in October.

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