FOR more than a decade, Sheelanagig, coming to Bristol on 7th December, has brought foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe.
The quintet comes from the South West, and travels with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, double bass) added to the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes.
They put 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 – to keep still when you’re within earshot. The fact that they often play with a knowing wink shouldn’t obscure their impeccable technique and outstanding musicianship that raises the roof everywhere they play.
Hear them at Fiddlers in Bristol.