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2017 Gigs

Hermon Chapel, Oswestry 1st October 2017

Looe Festival 30th September 2017

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 23rd September 2017

Forest Folk Club, North Boarhunt 18th September 2017

Gorjys Secrets Festival, Conway 16th September 2017

Wigan Diggers Festival 9th September 2017

Grateful Fred’s, The Atkinson, Southport 6th Setpember 2017

Towersey Festival 28th August 2017

Cottingham Folk Festival 26th August 2017

Saltburn Folk Festival 12th August 2017

Saddleworth Folk Weekend 16th July 2017

Rustic Acoustic Festival, Dutton 1st - 2nd July 2017

Wirral Folk on the Coast 3rd June 2017

Manchester Museum, 2nd June 2017

Darwen Live, 29th May 2017

The Old Courts, Wigan 6th May 2017

Knutsford Little Theatre 29th April 2017

Wath Festival 28th April 2017

Northwich Folk Club 18th March 2017

Rhyl Folk and Acoustic Club 10th March 2017

Thornton Hough Village Club 11th February 2017

Merry Hell go Wilde at the Wids, Widnes 3rd February 2017

The Turnpike Gallery, Leigh 28th January 2017

Darwen Library Theatre 27th January 2017

Rock n Blues, Barnsley 14th January 2017

Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room 13th January 2017

2016 Gigs

Grateful Fred's, The Atkinson, Southport 7th December 2016

Bicycle Club, Norwich 5th December 2016

Folk At The Froize Chillesford, Suffolk 4th December 2016

The Roots Club, Doncaster 2nd December 2016

Strummers, The Golden Hind, Cambridge 1st December 2016

The Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham 30th November 2016

The Convent, Stroud 27th November 2016

The Brindley, Runcorn 24th November 2016

Hermon Chapel, Oswestry 20th November 2016

Bristol Folk House 19th November 2016

Ragged Bear Festival, Nuneaton 12th November 2016

Ulverston Sports and Social Club 4th November 2016

Merry Helloween, St Helens 29th October 2016

Folk At The Froize, Leiston Film Theatre 28th October 2016

The Miller, London 27th October 2016

Hunmanby Community Centre 15th October 2016

Costa Del Folk, Portugal 2nd & 3rd October 2016

Cassiobury Park, Watford 4th September 2016

Fylde Fleetwood Folk and Blues 3rd September 2016

Folk At The Dock, Liverpool 27th August 2016

Peterborough Beer Festival 26th August 2016

Windsor Live And Unwind 14th August 2016

Wickham Festival 6th August 2016

The Atkinson, Southport 14th July 2016

Hillbark Hotel, Frankby 8th July 2016

Rustic Music & Arts Festival, Dutton 1st July 2016

Crawley Folk Festival 26th June 2016

Beverley Folk Festival 19th June 2016

Leamington Peace Festival 18th June 2016

Middlewich Folk And Boat 17th June 2016

Small Corner of The World, Winmarleigh 11th June 2016

The Old Courts, Wigan 7th May 2016

Wath Festival, South Yorkshire 2nd May 2016

The Town Hall, Biddulph. 15th April 2016

The Nordic Church, Liverpool. 23rd February 2016

Hungry Horse Folk Club, Wirral. 18th February 2016

2015 Gigs

The Willows Folk Club, Kirkham. 16th December 2015

The Globe, Glossop. 10th December 2015

Telfords Warehouse, Chester. 4th December 2015

Grateful Fred's at The Atkinson, Southport. 2nd December 2015

The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch. 28th November 2015

Barnsley Rock & Blues. 27th November 2015

The Socialist Club, Bolton. 21st November 2015

The Brindley, Runcorn. 20th November 2015

Ruthin Folk Club. 19th November 2015

The Citadel, St Helens. 31st October 2015

The Islington, London. 30th October 2015

The Musician, Leicester. 29th October 2015

Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham. 28th October 2015

Lichfield Festival of Folk. 17th October 2015

Klondyke Club, Levenshulme. 10th October 2015

Cornucopia Festival. 26th September 2015

Wigan Diggers' Festival. 12th September 2015

Watchet Music Festival. 29th-30th August 2015

Nottingham Riverside Festival. 1st August 2015

Music on the Marr. 19th July 2015

Butefest. 18th July 2015

Dacorum Folk Festival. 11th July 2015

Testifest. 3rd July 2015

Lymm Folk Festival. 24th June 2015

The Acoustic Festival of Britain. 21st June 2015

Wirral Folk Festival. 7th June 2015

PAC Weekender, Lancashire. 30th May 2015

The Ulverston Sports Club, Ulverston. 15th May 2015

The Globe, Glossop. 14th May 2015

Barnsley Rock & Blues. 10th May 2015

The Old Courts, Wigan. 9th May 2015

Cottage of Content, Chasetown. 8th May 2015

The Miller, London. 7th May 2015

The Freebird, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 2nd May 2015

The Exchange, Keighley. 1st May 2015

The Ruby Lounge, Manchester. 25th April 2015

The Studio, Widnes. 24th April 2015

The Empire, Shepherds Bush, London. 4th April 2015

The Big Green Gig, St Helens. 3rd April 2015

Marchington Melee 5, Marchington. 7th March 2015

The Grand, Clitheroe. 28th February 2015

2014 Gigs

The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. 18th December 2014

Secret Gigs, Wigan. 14th December 2014

Number 39, Darwen. 9th December 2014

The Atkinson: Grateful Fred's, Southport. 3rd December 2014

Conwy Folk Club. 1st December 2014

Dog and Partridge, Marchington. 30th November 2014

Folk Train to New Mills. 29th November 2014

Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn. 27th November 2014

Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham. 26th November 2014

The Return of Merry Helloween, The Citadel, St Helens. 1st November 2014

The Exchange, Keighley. 29th October 2014

The Peggy Tub, Stocksbridge. 25th October 2014

The Cottage of Content, Chasetown. 24th October 2014

The Miller, London. 23rd October 2014

Telfords Warehouse, Chester. 18th October 2014

Yorkshire House, Lancaster. 11th October 2014

Derby Folk Festival. 4th October 2014

Wigan Diggers Festival, Wigan. 13th September 2014

Village Club & Bar Big Weekender, Thornton Hough. 12th September 2014

Bunkfest, Wallingford. 31st August 2014

Gladefest, Rosliston. 30th August 2014

50th Towersey Festival. 22nd August 2014

Plough Acoustic Festival, Oswaldtwistle. 8th August 2014

Farmer Phil's, Shropshire. 10th August 2014

Cloudspotting, Slaidburn. 3rd August 2014

Dylan Day 4, Newcastle upon Tyne. 2nd August 2014

The Village Pump Folk Festival, Westbury. 26th July 2014

Moonbeams Festival, Driffield, Yorkshire. 12th July 2014

Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival. 14th June 2014

Coppull Free Folk Festival. 6th June 2014

Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham. 31st May 2014

Darwen Live. 26th May 2014

Bearded Theory, Derbyshire. 24th May 2014

The Met, Bury. 23rd May 2014

Loving The Skin You're In Tour 2014.
The Maze, Nottingham. 18th April
The Venue, Stocksbridge. 23rd April
Rhyl Football Club. 25th April
The Crew,Nuneaton. 26th April
The Miller, Southwark, London. 30th April
The Wellington, Shoreham. 1st May
The Funhouse, Winchcombe. 2nd May
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry. 3rd May
The Honeysuckle, Wigan. 4th May

The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. 5th April 2014

The Wids, Widnes. 1st March 2014

The Grand, Clitheroe. 1st February 2014

Liverpool Acoustic Live. 24th January 2014

2013 Gigs

DogFest 2013, Black Market, Warsop. 7th December 2013

Congleton Town Hall. 30th November 2013

Telfords Warehouse, Chester. 29th November 2013

The Box, Crewe. 24th November 2013

The Citadel, St Helens - Merry Helloween II. 26th October 2013

The Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham. 23rd October 2013

Biddulph Town Hall. 19th October 2013

The Trades club, Hebden Bridge. 18th October 2013

St Lukes Hall, Salford. 12th October 2013

Victoria Hall, Settle. 29th September 2013

Folk on the Farm. 13th September 2013

Wigan Diggers Festival. 7th September 2013

Telfords, Chester. 5th September 2013

Weyfest. 1st September 2013

Beautiful Days, Devon. 17th August 2013

Farmer Phil's Festival. 11th August 2013

Wickham Festival. 4th August 2013

Stainsby Festival. 19th July 2013

Dog and Partridge, Bolton. 13th July 2013

Beverley folk festival. 22nd June 2013

Coppull Folk Festival. 14th June 2013

Wirral folk On The Coast. 9th June 2013

The Acoustic Festival of Britain. 2nd June 2013

Glastonwick. 1st June 2013

Off The Tracks Festival, Donington. 26th May 2013

Chester Folk Festival. 25th May 2013

Stepping Stones Festival. 5th May 2013

Folk and Acoustic Club, Wrexham. 2nd May 2013

Wallasey Folk and Acoustic Club. 21st April 2013

Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek. 20th April 2013

Conwy Folk Club. 15th April 2013

The Flowerpot, Derby. 6th April 2013

The Crown at Rawtenstall. 5th April 2013

Ruthin Folk Club. 28th March 2013

Zoo Bar, St Helens. 15th March 2013

Wagon and Horses, Salford. 14th March 2013

Llangollen Sun Inn. 9th March 2013

The Avenue, Leigh. 3rd March 2013

Widnes Rugby Union Club. 2nd March 2013

Number 39, Darwen. 28th February 2013

Dog and Partridge, Bolton. 23rd February 2013

PAC Anniversary. 5th January 2013

2012 Gigs

Telfords Warehouse, Chester. 29th December 2012

Wallasey Folk and Acoustic Club. 16th December 2012

53 Degrees, Preston. Saturday 8th December 2012

Great British Folk Festival, Skegness. Saturday 17th November

AFO Conference Showcase, Nottingham. Sat 17th November

Standish Unity Club. Friday 16th November

Merry Helloween The Citadel, St Helens. Saturday 27th October

Rhyl Folk & Acoustic Club. Fri 26th October

John Talbot Leisure Centre, Whitchurch. 29th September

Liverpool Acoustic Live. 28th September

Number 39, Darwen 27th September

Bunbury Water Mill Fundraiser, Tarporley. 21st September

The Venue at the End of the Universe, The Farmers Arms, Bispham. 15th September

Matlock Bath Illuminations. 2nd September

The Towersey Festival. 23th - 26th August

The Folk Club, Ruthin. Thursday 9th August

The Wickham Festival. Sunday 5th August

Nottingham Riverside. Saturday 4th August

P.A.C. Weekender, Oswaldtwistle. Friday 3rd August

Unicorn Summer Beer Festival. Saturday 28th July

Rec'd for Terry. Saturday 21st July

Abbeyfest 2012. Friday 20th July

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. Sunday 15th July

Cuerden Valley, Preston. Sunday 8th July

Willowman Festival, Northallerton. Sunday June 24th

Conwy Civic Hall. Friday 22nd of June

Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival. Sunday June 17th

The Big Session Festival. 15-16th June 2012

Stockport Beer festival. Saturday 2th June 2012

Darwen Live. Monday 4th June 2012

Folk On The Pier, Cromer. Saturday 12th May & Sunday 13th May

Northwich Folk Club. Friday May 11th

Chesterfield Mayday March. 7th May 2012

Hebden Bridge Trades Club. Friday 27th April

The Unity Club, Standish. Friday 13th April

Folk-punk Against Fascism, The Engine Rooms, Skelmersdale. Saturday 7th April

The Flowerpot, Derby. Saturday 17th March

The Sun Inn, Llangollen. Friday 16th March

Wigan Food & Drink Festival, Wigan. Saturday 10th March (Afternoon)

Dog and Partridge, Bolton. Saturday 10th March (Evening)

Rhyl folk club. Friday 2nd March
Acoustic guest spot

Clatterbridge Cancer Research Trust Benefit Gig
Saturday 3rd March 2012

Chester Folk club. Sunday 5th Febuary

St Lukes Community Centre, Salford. Saturday February 11th

The Avenue, Leigh. Sunday 19th February

The Jam House, Birmingham. Wednesday 18th January

Mello Mello, Liverpool. Thursday 19th January

Number 39, Darwen. Thursday 26th January
With Tramtown Junction

Lymm Folk Club. Thursday 12th January
Acoustic guest spot

2011 Gigs

Sun Inn, Llangollen. Saturday 17th December

Nantwich Civic Hall. Sunday 11th December

Great British Folk Festival, Skegness. Saturday 3rd December

Northwich Folk Club, Northwich. Friday 2nd December
An acoustic set as support to 4square.

A Special Intimate Secret Gig. Friday 25th November and Saturday 26th November

Bob Kettle Solo Gigs
Simply Tasty Too Cafe, Tyldesley.
Saturday 22nd October

The Wellington Pub, Bolton. Saturday 12th November

The Avenue, Leigh. Sunday 6th November

Prospect Folk Club, Runcorn. Monday 31st October

The Dog and Partridge, Bolton. Saturday 15th October

The Citadel, St Helens. Saturday 8th October

Ash Cottage Hotel, Grasmere. Friday 30th September

Methusala Festival, Mawdesley. 9th - 10th September

Off The Tracks Festival, Donington. 2nd - 4th September

Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Festival. Saturday 20th August

Acoustic Big Spot at Conwy Folk Club. Monday 15th August

Rhyl Folk Club, Rhyl. Friday 8th August

The Legion, Wigan. Friday 15th July

Beer on the Wye. Friday 8th July

Haigh Fest, Wigan. Sunday 3rd July

LATEST NEWS
Philharmonic Music Rooms, Liverpool - January 2017
Liverpool Sound and Vision were kind enough to give our recent gig at the Liverpool Philharmonic a five star rating.
Click here to read the review.

Fatea Magazine - The Globe, Glossop - December 2015
Santa got so excited that he came early, popping down our virtual chimney on Chistmas Eve with a wonderful review of our acousticish gig at The Globe in Glossop. Many seasonal thanks to Santa's little helpers at Fatea magazine - especially Ian Cripps
Click here to read the review.

Merry Hell at The Feathers - November 2015
Lovely review of a lovely night with lovely people. Thanks to lovely Chris Birchall.
Click here to read the review.

Liverpool Acoustic - January 2014
A review of our acoustic gig at the View 2 Gallery in Liverpool Peter Cowley of Fatea Records.
Click here to read the review.

Off The Tracks Spring - May 2013
A review of Off the Tracks festival we recently played by Rob Matheson of efestivals.co.uk.
Click here to read the review.

Off The Tracks Spring - May 2013
Another review of Off the Tracks festival by Barrie Dimond on festivalsforall.com.
Click here to read the review.

Conway Folk Club - April 2013
Another great review by Chris Birchall aka The Hairy Photographer.
Click here to read the review.

Ruthin AllStyles Music Club - March 2013
Great review of the Ruthin Acoustic gig by Chris Birchall aka The Hairy Photographer.
Click here to read the review.

Great British Folk Festival 2012 - December 2012
Thanks to Folk Cast for including us in their review of the Great British Folk Festival. Read the review then search the site to download a podcast for some great listening.
Click here to read the review.

MERRY HELLOWEEN - October 2012
Review of the St Helens Citadel gig on the Louder Than War website by Paul Ariss.
Click here to read the review.

GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL REVIEW - December 2011
Review of the GBFF gig by Fatea magazine.
Click here to read the review.

ALBUM LAUNCH GIG REVIEW - 27th Oct 2011
Review by Pam Taylor on the St Helens Star website.
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OFF THE TRACKS REVIEW - 6th Sept 2011
Review by the Festivals For All website.
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THE CITADEL GIG REVIEW - 30th April 2011
Review by Paul Ariss - Thanks Paul, an honour to be reviewed by a scriptwriter for “Shameless” no less! Click here to read the review.

LATEST NEWS
Stan Ambrose at BBC Radio Merseyside has honoured us immensely by devoting the whole 1 hour of his Folkscene programme to some band called Merry Hell. Read more here...

BIG NEWS! Merry Hell are proud to have enlisted in The Armistice Pals.
This is a fabulous community of Folk musicians who are coming together to mark the 100th Anniversary of World War 1. Read more here...

Click here to read personal message from our bass player, Andrew Dawson

Moorlands Radio Acoustic Session
We will be playing an acoustic session plus being interviewed on Simon Jones' Anything Goes Show on Moorlands Radio on Sunday between 7 and 10pm. Read more here...

Newsletter #17 is now out!
This issue is full of gig news, reviews, happenings, shameless self promotion and new merchandise.
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A cracking review of the new album from our good friend Paul Ariss at Louder than War. A must read!

Here's a great review of the new album from the excellent FATEA online magazine - Thanks to David Kidman Fatea Showcases.

Great review by Chris Jolley, get a brew and enjoy an in depth review of Blink and you miss it!! Click here to read the review.

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