Maggie Holland & Robb Johnson
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Maggie Holland & Robb Johnson

Two fabulous singer songwriters brought together in one special performance

Maggie Holland is an English singer and songwriter. She became involved in the local folk club scene in the late 1960s. She has played in a number of bands and formed a number of collaborations with other artists, but has become well known in recent times as a solo artist and songwriter. She enjoys singing songs with meaningful words and has named her major influences as Bob Dylan, Al Stewart, Dave Evans, Leon Rosselson, Billy Bragg, Bruce Cockburn and Robb Johnson Several of her own songs have entered the repertoires of notable artists, such as Martin Carthy and June Tabor in 2000, Holland received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Song of 1999" for her song "A Place Called England”. Colin Irwin wrote of her in fRoots magazine: "The proof that outstanding contemporary songs are still being written”

Robb Johnson is one of the most consistent and prolific songwriters of our generation. Known for his mix of political satire and wit he has been described as “one of the last genuinely political songwriters".  

His songs have been covered by many singers, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr, & he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim – “a modern-day Dostoyevsky” said the US’s Dirty LinenMojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of 1998, & Tony Benn said Johnson’s “Winter Turns To Spring” was his favourite song.

He has his own record label, Irregular Records, and has released more than 40 albums since 1985, either solo or in several collaborations.

Contradicting capitalism since 1985 pretty much sums up the vast body of his work.

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