Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig

Oldtown

A West Country institution for the past decade, this quintet with come well-stocked with an armoury of stringed instruments – banjo, fiddle, double bass etc – and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes.

These boys sure know how to get a party started. Putting both stomp and skank into gypsy-flavoured tunes from the Balkans and beyond, it’s difficult – nay, impossible – for your limbs to remain stationary when you’re within earshot of them in full flight. Five showmen with a touch of the circus about them, the fact that they’ve often played with a knowing wink shouldn’t obscure their impeccable technique, virtuoso-standard ability that raises the roof in every place they perform.

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