Reg Meuross live at Acoustic Tearooms Sat 12 Nov – Armistice weekend
Saturday 12 November
Reg Meuross – Acoustic Tearooms (at the Masonic Hall, North Road, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria)
Ticket prices are £26 with supper or £12 show only
Call 017683 72123 or book online:
Food will be served between 7.00pm and 8.00pm BYOW Music from 8.30pm
A beautiful warm and cosy evening of music from one of the UK’s finest singer songwriters, including one of the Acoustic Tearooms’ famous suppers + BYOW

It’s been 100 years now since Harry Farr, a 25 year old British Soldier, was executed by his own fellow soldiers for ‘desertion’ when suffering from shell shock during the Battle of the Somme. Harry was one of 306 soldiers to meet that fate. As Dan Snow has written in his History Hit: “The trial lasted 20 minutes and he was condemned. He refused a blindfold as he was shot by a firing squad of his former comrades. He left behind a 22 year old wife wife and a child of three. She did not receive a widow’s pension and she lost her job as a domestic worker as a result of the ‘shame.’”
Those 306 men were finally pardoned in 2006 and this is when singer songwriter Reg Meuross contacted Harry’s grand daughter to find out more about the family’s story, and then wrote the song ‘And Jesus Wept’. Reg’s gig at The Acoustic Tearooms coincides with Armistice Weekend and Reg will certainly be singing ‘And Jesus Wept’ as well as bringing songs from his 11 highly acclaimed albums. Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. “There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt. In the mid-1980s Reg Meuross formed the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton, mixing Americana with humour and slick harmonies. Then came the Flamingos, Hank Wangford, and now is firmly established as a solo artist whose songs are ‘the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk’ (Folkwords).
Reg’s songs comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories from the ghosts of WW1 soldiers to the ravages of dementia, and some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.
The Acoustic Tearoom started life from a simple idea to bring the best in acoustic music to a very small venue in the Eden Valley knowing it would bring friends together over a home-cooked supper, a glass or two of wine and some of the finest acoustic music you will ever hear. This all began over 20yrs ago and although the tearoom has gone the music continues at the Masonic Hall, this lovely space provides all you need for a warm, cosy atmospheric evening.
Reg Meuross “…sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton & Leonard Cohen” Robin Denselow, The Guardian