Fairbridge Festival and The Sewing Room present
Sheelanagig (UK) with Junkadelic Tickets
8:00pm, Thu 26 April, 2018
The Sewing Room, WA
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Fairbridge Festival and The Sewing Room team up for an intimate and unique experience with the walls of the new Perth venue. Bringing Fairbridge Festival to the CBD for the first time with UK group SHEELANAGIG and local outfit JUNKADELIC
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. 2018 sees an exciting brand new line up including flautist Luke Phillips-Griffiths fresh from the Newcastle Folk Music circuit, and Alex Bishop - acclaimed folk guitarist and luthier, who both bring an exciting new direction and energy to the groups much loved sound. Busying themselves this spring the band are preparing to hit the road to tour across France, Switzerland and Australia and will return for the summer festival season and a UK tour in November.