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.
“High octane stuff… Would liven any party and keep the floor full’ – fRoots “
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.
If you haven’t experienced the Sheelanagig effect check out their promotional video below:
2018 sees an exciting brand new line up including flautist Luke Phillips-Griffiths fresh from the Newcastle Folk Music circuit, and Alex Bishop – acclaimed folk guitarist and luthier, who both bring an exciting new direction and energy to the groups much loved sound. Busying themselves this year they have already toured France, Switzerland and Australia as well as busy summer festival season. They now are ready to embark on a UK tour this November this time travelling with the fantastic BBC Young Folk Nominees “The Drystones” as support.
Sheelanagig are: Aaron Catlow – Violin, Luke Phillips – Flute, Alex Bishop – Guitar, Jon Short – Double Bass, John Blakeley – Drums
08/11/2018 The Bodega, 23 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones.
09/11/2018 The Music Room, Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. www.liverpoolphil.com
15/11/2018 23 Bath St, 23 Bath St, Frome BA11 1DJ. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. 01373 455387
TICKETS: free admission
23/11/2018 Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk
24/11/2018 Acorn Theatre, Parade St, Penzance TR18 4BU. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. 01736 363545
21/12/2018 Queens Hall, Narbeth, Original Jumping European Folk