Sheelanagig & Shooglenifty

Presented by Ear Trumpet Music

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    20:00
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  • Ages:

    18+

Lighting up the stage with joy and verve has always been Shooglenifty’s usp, but with new fiddler in the shape of pint-sized fireball Eilidh Shaw they’ve upped the ante. After a summer of well-chosen festival appearances and a new album release, the Edinburgh-based Acid Croft pioneers are in sparkling form. The band will be showcasing some electric new tunes and a full-on set of old favourites. There will be dancing!

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.

Plus support from contemporary folk trio Effra

This is a standing show at Fiddlers, Willway St, Bristol BS3 4BG

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