MERRY HELL is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition – music made by the people and shared by the people. Though their hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came before them, they bring you new words and music forged from their own experiences, from the lows and the loves of theirs lives. Their art is energy and their hope is unity. Their pleasure is to please, let the audience be the acid test and let the music speak for itself!
During 2014, Merry Hell played over twenty festivals, including a highlight support slot to Richard Thompson at Towersey, undertook its first national tour in Spring, a further tour in October, plus a ten date acoustic jaunt around the folk clubs and arts centres of Northern Britain. In March, 2015 they released their third album, The Ghost In Our House and Other Stories.
View “The Baker’s Daughter” video below taken from the album “The Ghost in Our House and Other Stories” which can be purchased from Amazon.
“the sound hits a sweet spot somewhere around Oysterband territory, strongly melodic, sprightly, vigorous and packed with fine playing and instrumental detail” – Simon Holland
Read the full album review on Folk Radio UK.
In 2017 they proposed an alternative National Anthem – Come On, England! The single was released on 1st August 2017 and taken from their album Bloodlines. Words and music by Bob Kettle.