Megan Henwood

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Megan Henwood (born 29 October 1987) is an English singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire.

Early life[edit]

Born Megan Rosemary Henwood in Reading, Henwood grew up in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Her first public performance was at the age of 9 at the Henley Youth Festival. As a teenager Megan performed both as a solo artist and with her band on the local live circuit.[1] At the age of 18, she busked around Venice, Thailand, India, Malaysia, and Nepal – returning to the latter twice to record and perform with some of the country's musicians. She has since supported the London-based Child Action Nepal charity by donating profit from record sales.[1]

Career[edit]

Megan regularly contributes to music therapy sessions and in 2010 she was awarded a Sue Ryder Care "Woman of Achievement" award as Performer of the Year.[2] She is now an Ambassador for the charity.

In 2009, Henwood – along with her saxophonist brother Joe – won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.[3] She has performed at events such as the Cambridge Folk Festival,[4] and Fairport's Cropredy Convention, and performed at Glastonbury Festival 2010.[5]

Her first album, Making Waves, was released on 4 July 2011 on Dharma Records, ahead of various festival appearances including Larmer Tree, Cambridge Folk Festival and Secret Garden Party.[6] The album features musicians such as Peter Knight, Andy Crowdy, Joe Brown, Sam Brown, Mollie Marriott, Barriemore Barlow and Nick Fyffe.

Her second album "Head Heart Hand" was released in July 2015.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Making Waves (2011)
  • Head Heart Hand (2015)

EPs[edit]

Featured Artist[edit]

  • Blind Eye (Track 4) on the album First Strut Is The Deepest (2013) by Brother Strut

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Megan Henwood". Moseley Folk Festival. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Henley on Thames News | Top honour for woman who raised Ł650,000 for charity". Henleystandard.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  3. ^ Lester, Paul (27 August 2009). "Megan Henwood (No 616)". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Artist Lineup Announced". Cambridge Folk Festival. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "The 2010 line-up is revealed!". Glastonbury Festivals. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived 3 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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