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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...


The new Merry Hell album will be called...

THE GHOST IN OUR HOUSE and other stories

BBC Radio MerseysideKeep tuned for updates on release dates etc
Gigs already booked with more to come will feature tracks from the new album.

Hope that you are a smidgeon or even a tad as excited about it as we are.

Get used to the image above - you should be seeing it a lot in the near future.

BBC Radio MerseysideStan Ambrose at BBC Radio Merseyside has honoured us immensely by devoting the whole 1 hour of his Folkscene programme (a full 60 earth minutes) to some band called Merry Hell. He even let Andrew and Virginia talk about the band and the songs. On that basis, it would be rude not to listen to the whole programme, which you can do for the next 6 days.
The link is
If you enjoy the programme (and you should), please show your appreciation by emailing Stan via the Folkscene link on the BBC Radio Merseyside website.

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...

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.
If you are not already on the mailing list, click the 'Newsletter Sign Up' button at the bottom of the page and fill in the little form.
Or click here to view it online.

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.

Download a free copy of 'Dreaming Of The Time' a sneak peek from our album 'Head Full of Magic, Shoes Full of Rain'.

To celebrate banker's bonus season, here is a free download of 'Crooked Man' from our album 'Blink... and you miss it'. If you like this track then please encourage friends to download it as well - why not share the link on your facebook page and why not sign up for our regular newsletters via the contact page.

Click here to download our previous free track Drunken Serenade.

The Ghost Acoustic Tour

Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham
Wednesday 26th November

Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn
Thursday 27th November

Folk Train to New Mills
Saturday 29th November

Dog and Partridge, Marchington
Sunday 30th November

Conwy Folk Club
Monday 1st December

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

Number 39, Darwen
Tuesday 9th December

A Secret Gig!
Sunday 14th December

The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thursday 18th December


The Tansads