Saturday 7th October - 8:00 pm
Sheelanagig have become something of a West Country institution for the past decade. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys sure know how to get a party started.
Putting both groove and stomp 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’ve often played with a knowing wink shouldn’t obscure their impeccable technique, a virtuoso-standard ability that raises the roof in every place they play. Expect fun, a lot of laughs and some great music.
‘A completely top night out.’ – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
‘The musicianship is tight and intense’ – Songlines
‘High octane stuff…Would liven any party and keep the floor full’ – fRoots Magzine
Tom O’Reilly & The Swaggers
Tom O’Reilly & the Swaggers are an award-winning band from Cornwall, who play a rich mixture of original Cornish green-grass, folk and country songs. The Swaggers features four members of the notorious Celtic folk/punk band Black Friday (www.blackfridayband.co.uk) on vocals, guitars, bass and fiddle and create a joyous and theatrical, musical experience. They weave memories and lore; striking colourful impressions of the verdant Cornish landscape, its surrounding sea and the haunts of both its living and dead.