Sheelanagig deliver intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style. Formed in early 2005 the band had an instant chemistry, gained a considerable following and quickly earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances. This group of incredible players force you to dance your socks off and have a great time.
Sheelanagig have played just about every imaginable venue on their hectic touring schedule; clubs, pubs, art centres, small theatres, European street festivals as well as tearing up the UK festival scene with profile slots at Glastonbury, Green Man and Beautiful Days (to name a few). Sheelanagig’s live shows have grown to incorporate aspects of street theatre, elements of storytelling and even acrobatics, it can provoke a frenzied reaction – in short, expect mayhem, 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
‘An unmissable live act.... Vitally energetic’ The Living Tradition
‘Innovative and energetic... Quality musicianship, vibrancy and sheer joy’ Folk and Roots