The Prairie Hearts are a group of friends who came together to indulge their love of Roots, Country and Americana music. Despite being from Hampshire in the South of the UK, they find there's a common thread in the stories and characters of these old songs that transcend time and national boundaries. So, the notion of a British country band doesn't seem so strange! And there are new stories waiting to be told - many of the songs The Prairie Hearts play are their own original compositions. Some (but not all) involve cowboys, spittoons and broken hearts...
Richard "Ched" Chase – vocals, guitar
Chris Gatland - guitar, dobro, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, vocals
Deborah Gatland - fiddle
Steve Powell - bass
High energy performances that will take you back in time, blending youthful creativity with tradition" Comprised of three young musicians from the south coast Fire in the meadow takes folk music from English Irish and American traditions and offers a unique sound world you won't want to miss out on.