Jackie Oates and Megan Henwood
Multi award winning folk duo
The Blue Room, St Aldates Tavern - St Aldate's Tavern, Saint Aldate's, Oxford, United Kingdom
Multi award winning contemporary folk duo Jackie Oates and Megan Henwood meld together their love of storytelling, songwriting and melody with their voices and acoustic instruments, resulting in a fresh sound that combines both reworked traditional folk song with original and contemporary material. Their individual musical backgrounds are quite different yet their voices blend effortlessly, sensitively backed by viola, guitar, and sometimes piano.
The pair met at Nettlebed Folk Club in Oxfordshire, already admiring one another's work - they began playing music together shortly after and Jackie contributed heavily on Megan's last album 'Head Heart Hand'. Since then they have been working together on new material and experimenting with arranging traditional and contemporary songs to fit their musical vision. Working with producers Pete Brown and Tom Excell they have recorded a 5 track EP entitled 'Wings' which features their haunting adaption of Brain Bedford's poignant song 'What's The Use Of Wings?'.
Megan and Jackie have a relaxed and engaging connection onstage - two very different singers combine their voices sinuously, telling stories in song, gracefully blending their instruments to produce a mellifluous and sometimes melancholic soundscape.
The Blue Room is up a steep flight of stairs and as such is not suitable for wheelchair users. Please accept our apologies for this.
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