Merry Hell

Love Folk Festival 2020

Our sixth annual Love Folk Festival returns to Southport for a celebration of new, upcoming and traditional folk music. Join us at The Atkinson for the little festival with the big heart and spend the most romantic weekend of the year dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally loving folk!

This year we welcome SheelanagigMartyn JosephMerry HellBlair Dunlop, Granny’s Attic and Lucy Farrell & Andrew Waite.

Visit the Love Folk Festival 2020 page for more information.


Merry Hell

Multi-award winning Merry Hell offer joyful, uplifting folk-rock, with a message for troubled times.  Native to the North-West of England, the 8-piece musical charabanc was built from the embers of the much loved folk-punk band The Tansads, developing a life and feel all of its own.

Their energy and passion is complimented by their love of what they do and desire to share hope and togetherness with as many people as are willing to listen.  Through 5 well-received albums and hundreds of gigs, they’ve offered voices of hope and beacons of light to anyone valuing both melody and positive humanity.

Their live appearances have won many admirers, a recent review referred to ‘every performance a celebration’ and they are winners of the prestigious Best Live Band Award from

Andrew Kettle – Vocals
Virginia Kettle – Vocals
John Kettle – Guitar
Bob Kettle – Mandolin, Bouzouki
Nick Davies – Bass
Lee Goulding – Keyboards
Neil Mccartney – Keyboards
Andy Jones – Drums

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