For over a decade, Sheelanagig, 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.
In recent history they have toured France, Switzerland and Australia as well as remaining a firm fixture on the UK festival season, they recently were featured on a full live session on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.
What a joy…a good night out guaranteed’ – Mark Radcliffe
Here’s a reminder of the Sheelanagig music and mayhem ….. ?
If you haven’t been part of the ‘live’ Sheelanagig experience, now is your chance !!
Live Dates and Ticket Links:
11/11 The Globe, Newcastle https://tinyurl.com/8nabm6yw
12/11 Lichfield Arts Centre https://tinyurl.com/7yymv69z
13/11 Well Seasoned, London https://tinyurl.com/3b2x5yrj
17/11 Snooty Fox, Narbeth http://www.burnettshill.co.uk/,
18/11 The Prince Albert, Stroud https://tinyurl.com/9mnhydau
19/11 The Barrel House, Totnes https://tinyurl.com/d89tjdfd
20/11 Calstock Hall https://tinyurl.com/yhkh9pv3
26/11 Malvern Cube https://tinyurl.com/tnhfke4c
27/11 Todmorden Unitarian Church https://tinyurl.com/3faxjzdf
28/11 The Music Room, Liverpool https://tinyurl.com/2mwcb4t8
02/12 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff https://tinyurl.com/r7pj8kwt
03/12 The Jam Jar, Bristol https://tinyurl.com/mes7p3h3
04/12 St Mary’s Hall, Appledore https://tinyurl.com/2fx4nww9
Be prepared though (maybe do some stretches) …. you won’t be sitting down for long !!
For more information visit Original Jumping European Folk Music – Sheelanagig