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Sheelanagig Autumn tour dates.

Nov 8, 2018

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.

0115 950 5078  www.bodeganottingham.com

TICKETS: https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/sheelanagig-the-bodega-tickets/8560415

09/11/2018 The Music Room, Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. www.liverpoolphil.com

TICKETS: https://boxoffice.liverpoolphil.com

10/11/2018 Hug and Pint 171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. 0141 331 1901 www.thehugandpint.com

TICKETS: https://www.seetickets.com/event/sheelanagig/the-hug-and-pint/1243959?aff=id1bandsintown

11/11/2018  Traverse Theatre,  10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh EH1 2ED. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. 0131 228 1404 www.traverse.co.uk

TICKETS: https://www.traverse.co.uk/whats-on/event-detail/1548/soundhouse-sheelanagig.aspx

15/11/2018 23 Bath St, 23 Bath St, Frome BA11 1DJ. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. 01373 455387

TICKETS: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Bath/23-Bath-St/Sheelanagig

16/11/2018 Square and Compass, Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. 01453 704150 www.squareandcompasspub.co.uk

TICKETS: free admission 

17/11/2018 Pound Arts, Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HX. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. 01249 701628 www.poundarts.org.uk

TICKETS: http://www.poundarts.org.uk/pound/EventDetails.aspx?artid=10770

18/11/2018 The Cube, Albert Rd N, Malvern WR14 2YF. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. 01684 575363 www.malverncube.com

TICKETS: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/worcestershire/the-malvern-cube/sheelanagig-support

22/11/2018 Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent’s Park Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 7AY. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. 020 7485 2206  www.cecilsharphouse.org

TICKETS: https://uk.patronbase.com/_CecilSharpHouse/Productions/BG/Performances

23/11/2018 Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk

TICKETS: https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/sheelanagig-the-barrel-house-tickets

24/11/2018 Acorn Theatre, Parade St, Penzance TR18 4BU. Original Jumping European Folk, plus support from The Drystones.  01736 363545

TICKETS: https://theacornpenzance.com/events/sheelanagig-4/

08/12/2018 Fiddlers, Willway St, Bristol BS3 4BG. Original Jumping European Folk, plus Shooglenifty and Effra. 0117 987 3403 www.fiddlers.co.uk

TICKETS: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2018-12-08&event_id=47613

21/12/2018 Queens Hall, Narbeth, Original Jumping European Folk

TICKETS: https://span-arts.ticketsolve.com/shows/873595175

For more information visit http://www.sheelanagig.co.uk or http://www.kithawesandaaroncatlow.com



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