|Tuesday 31 December 2019 @ 10:00pm : -
Sheelanagig - New Year's Eve
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.
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.
"A completely top night out!" ~ Mike Harding, Radio 2
"High octane stuff. Would liven any party and keep the floor full." ~ Froots
"An unmissable live act. Vitally energetic." ~ The Living Tradition
"The musicianship is tight and intense" ~ Songlines
"Innovative and energetic. Quality musicianship, vibrancy and sheer joy." ~ Folk and Roots
"One of the best top-quality musical good times you can hope to find." ~ Venue Magzine