Ear Trumpet Music is an independent music curation and promotion company based in Bristol.
Back for another Xmas extravaganza of Folk Mayhem Sheelanagig take this opportunity to invite a bunch of friends for an evening of foot stomping dance tunes. This year joining them will be fiery Scottish heavyweight quartet Rura and the exquisite vocal harmonies of Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall.
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.
RURA are a multi award-winning act, and one of Scotland’s most popular folk-based bands. With three heralded albums – most recently, 2018’s lauded In Praise of Home, inspired by themes of belonging, heritage, and a sense of place – and extensive international touring, RURA are one of Scotland’s most powerful groups. Their compellingly fiery, rugged yet refined and progressive instrumentals on fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, guitar, keyboards and bodhran has placed them firmly at the forefront of 21st century Scottish folk.
Combining storytelling, folklore and exquisite vocal harmonies, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall fuse their spell-binding sounds to create this new duo. Their songs follow themes of love and loss; dreams and reflections and struggle and triumph against all odds. Taking inspiration from history, mythology and personal experience, Julu and Heg create evocative songs with a deeply moving and pure sound.
‘A completely top night out.’ – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
This a standing Ear Trumpet Music show at Fiddlers, Willway St, Bristol BS3 4BG