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MERRY HELL is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition – music made by the people and shared by the people. Though our hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came before us, we bring you new words and music forged from our own experiences, from the lows and the loves of our lives. Our art is energy and our hope is unity. Our pleasure is to please: let the audience be the acid test and let the music speak for itself...

Songwriting & Music with Bob Kettle
Songwriting & Music workshop with Bob Kettle
October 20th 2018
Our very own bouzouki wielding songsmith, Bob Kettle, is running a songwriting workshop at Wigans Old Courts.
Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced musician, this workshop is for anyone with an interest in song writing and music. Guided by Bob Kettle (of Merry Hell fame), we will produce an original song entirely based the ideas and suggestions of our group. Explore the basics of creating rhythm, melody and lyrics in a friendly, supportive and encouraging environment. Lean how to ‘build’ and develop songs as a group and as an individual, receive hints and trips on how to use different musical instruments.
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Folking Awards
Awards - Bloody Hell!
We've only gone and won 2 of the things!
BEST BAND and BEST LIVE ACT in the hugely respected Awards.
We haven't prepared a speech but we'd like to thank our Mums and Dads, all those of you who voted for us and those lovely folk at who nominated us in the first place (which is where the honour lies).
We can honestly say that it's put a spring in our strides, a twinkle in our eyes and a flutter in our hearts.


Come On, England!Our new single Bury Me Naked is available now from Amazon or from our online shop

You can even sing along with the subtitled track here


Read more of our news here...

New Acoustic Album Anthems to the Wind is now available.
Price is from £10 including postage.

Bury Me Naked


FATEA Birthday Bash, Bournemouth
Saturday 3rd November

Hermon Chapel, Oswestry
Sunday 4th November

Westhoughton Folk Club
Friday 9th November

Hunmanby Community Centre
Saturday 10th November

Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn
Thursday 22nd November

Croston Old School
Friday 23rd November

Great British folk festival, Skegness
Friday 30th November

The Atkinson, Southport
Wednesday 5th December

Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club, Ellesmere Port
Thursday 6th December

Poynton Folk Club
Friday 7th December

Darwen Library Theatre
Friday 18th January 2019

Edge Hill University for Folk North West
Friday 25th January 2019

Heswall Hall, Heswall
Saturday 26th January 2019

Media Resouces
A bunch of resources for all you media, gig and festival organiser types. Here you can find photos, biogs, logos, stage tech requirements etc. Click here to find out more.
Best Live Act 2018
Best Band 2018
Best Single/EP 2017: 'Come On, England!
FolkWords Award
Best Album 2016: 'Bloodlines'
Best Group/Duo 2015
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