Sheelanagig for over a decade have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys from the South-West England create a real dynamic which is inherent in both their furious dance medleys as well as their interestingly arranged original pieces.
Putting the groove into a selection of traditional and original European Folk music dating from the medieval times to present day, it’s difficult – nay, impossible – for your limbs to remain stationary when you’re within earshot of them in full flight. The fact that they often play with a knowing wink shouldn’t obscure their impeccable technique, and outstanding musicianship that raises the roof in every place they play.
‘A completely top night out.’ Mike Harding
They have a few remaining summer dates if you can’t wait until the Autumn …
Then their autumn tour dates are as follows :
14th Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield.
15th Todmorden Unitarian Church, Todmorden
16th The Bodega, Nottingham
22nd The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne
23rd Round Chapel, London
24th Chapel Arts, Bath
29th The Acorn, Penzance
30th The Barrel House, Totnes
1st Prince Albert Inn, Stroud
5th The 1865, Southampton
6th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
7th Fiddlers, Bristol
For more information visit https://sheelanagig.co.uk/