Taking the Piskies
Members: Steve Merritt, Debbie Merritt, Vince Jerrison, Barbara Griggs
Steve plays mandolin and bazouki, Debbie the whistle and bodhran and shruti, Barbara the bass viol and violin , and Vince guitar, madolin and bouzouki. We sing and play folk music with a twist, sometimes diving deep into our Celtic Heritage with ballads and sea shanties, sometimes singing more contemporary songs, and we have our own compositions too. Folk music is a participant sport, we try to sing songs that you will want to join in with!
Tregallion are an acoustic duo featuring Vince and Nickie Jerrison. We perform traditional and contemporary songs and tunes with a Celtic influence.
When performing together we have a huge range of songs and tunes, and if you’re really lucky, Steve may go into his story-teller mode!
Worry Dolls met at Paul McCartney’s school of music in Liverpool. Bonding initially due to having the same fiery red locks, what sets them apart is their tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics and their refusal to sing “cliché love songs”.
Described by Bob Harris as “a warm and infectious sound”, Worry Dolls’ music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Many will have seen them performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.
With two EPs already under their belt, Worry Dolls recently returned from Nashville, where they recorded their debut album with producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones), to be released in 2016. Since their first EP, Worry Dolls’ sound has grown as their influences shifted towards the rootsier sounds of Nashville & the Appalachian mountains – still with a strong UK stamp. In their time together as a duo, they’ve forged something substantially stronger than a hair colour match. A beautiful and captivating result.
Megan Schirnhofer Music here
Megan Schirnhofer combined pop and soul to create a twist to original acoustic music. Her years of vocal training and intermediate skills at guitar make her definitely worth a listen.
Busking locally in Truro and surrounding areas, Megan thrives for more, gigging all around Cornwall; The Watering Hole, Lusty Glaze and Mr Wolf’s Bristol to name but a few.
Megan4Music is her own creation, with her passion for music a key inspiration!
“You really have got to go and see Megan Schirnhofer live to really appreciate her amazing vocal range. After hearing her busking in Truro it’s clear this lady is destined for bigger things. Her set consists of originals with a nice mix of covers. Warm and direct and impossible to explain. If she is performing near you snap up a ticket before you have to queue at Wembley to see her. We are very proud to have her as part of the Macmillan In The Mix family!”
Macmillan in the Mix Coordinator