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Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century.

They have toured the world taking their inventive and unique brand of music and light show to audiences far and wide, never failing to fill the floor and delight the crowd. This is high octane Celtic dance music as you've never heard it before. Be prepared to dance. The Peatbogs have twice been voted "Best Live Act" at the Scottish Traditional Folk Awards, in 2005 and 2008. In 2012 the band were nominated for "Best Live Act" at the BBC2 Folk
Awards.

"Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries. Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat." THE SCOTSMAN

www.peatbogfaeries.com
The Peatbog Faeries - Sat 25th Oct
At The Platform, Morecambe. 8:00pm Start.
Tickets £15.00 / £14.00

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Shooglenifty - Fri 28th Nov
At The Platform, Morecambe. 8:00pm Start.
Tickets £15 / £14.00

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Famous the world over for inventing Techno Ceilidh, Acid Croft and Hypnofolkadelia, Shooglenifty's original and exciting sound has launched the band on an international career. A wild uptempo mix of trad talent and super funky phonics melding heritage and hedonism into one unbreakable whole.

 Shooglenifty is one of Scotland's most unique musical exports, credited with being the originators of "acid-croft," a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves that band members describe as "hypno-folkadelic ambient trad."
 Their fiery instrumental lyricism, pulsating with infectious rhythm and drive, creates a sound that is at once epic and inclusive, soulful and stirring; and commands a musical presence that takes the crowd by the hands and dances them on an exhilarating romp through unchartered and fiercely exciting new territory. 

 "This is tradition standing on its head... doing cart wheels and pole vaulting over every barrier in sight..." THE IRISH TIMES

www.shoogle.com
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Vin Garbutt - Fri 12th Dec.
At The Platform, Morecambe, 8:00pm Start.
Tickets £14.00

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Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk tradition  at the beginning of his career, they still are but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance.

Vin is the winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 and 2007.

"Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It's a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health."  ENGLISH FOLK DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY

www.vingarbutt.com
Kris Drever and Eamonn Coyne - Thur 11th Sept.
At The Platform, Morecambe. 8:00pm Start.
All Tickets £14.00

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Carthy, Hardy, Farrell and Young - Fri 26th Sept.
At The Platform, Morecambe. 8:00pm Start.
All Tickets £14.00

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Karen Matheson - Sat 11th Oct
At The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness. 8:00pm Start.
Tickets £18.00 / £7.00

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Online bookings commence 1st July, phone bookings 4th August.
If you're a big music fan, you've probably already caught Kris Drever as part of the acclaimed group Lau, perhaps on that trio's recent TV performances on Later…With Jools Holland (BBC 2 TV), Edinburgh's Hogmanay (BBC 1 TV News), BBC Folk Awards (BBC Red Button TV / iPlayer), or on stage during their sold‐out London mini‐festival Welcome To Lau‐Land or at a gig on their national UK tour of 2012. You may well also have seen and heard Éamonn Coyne with the equally captivating and critically lauded Treacherous Orchestra (whose album Origins' came out last year) or with Salsa Celtica.

Recorded in Scotland in Autumn 2012, 'Storymap' is Coyne & Drever's brand new duo recording of trad folk and song. The uniquely talented Éamonn Coyne dazzles on both the banjo and tenor guitar. The highly rated, award‐winning vocalist Kris Drever arranges the trad songs, sings simply and disarmingly, and plays the guitar and mandolin.

www.eamonncoyne.com
Eliza Carthy is one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a 15 year career, Eliza has revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.
 
Bella Hardy's soaring and captivating voice inhabits her characters and spins her stories with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity.  She presents folk songs in the best tradition, not as antiquated museum pieces, but as relevant and very human artworks.  

Kate Young is Scotland's rising folk pioneer, leading an exploration of traditional and world music with an intoxicating passion and drive.
 
Lucy Farrell began lulling the folk scene with her rich and honeyed voice when she left her Kent home to study the Folk and Traditional Music course in Newcastle in 2004.
The New Rope String Band - Sun 12th Oct
At The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness. 8:00pm Start.
Tickets £15.00 / £7.00

Online bookings commence 1st July, phone bookings 4th August.

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Blazin' Fiddles - Fri 10th Oct.
At The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness. 8:00pm Start.
Tickets £15.00 / £7.00

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Online bookings commence 1st July, phone bookings 4th August.
Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic keyboard and guitar arrangements and you've got the award winning Blazin' Fiddles.

Like rare single malts, each member of Blazin' Fiddles draws the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets with the occasional insightful tale, they all come together in a fiery blend to excite your senses.

From remote village halls to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, fiddlers Jenna Reid, Bruce MacGregor, Rua Macmillan and Kristan Harvey are joined by Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and Angus Lyon on keyboard to deliver a musically intoxicating evening for all.

"They made me laugh until I cried, and played some great music. If the Queen could knight them or something, it would be a good idea." TIM O'BRIEN

www.blazinfiddles.com
Karen Matheson is the unmistakable voice of Capercaillie and one of Scotland's foremost female singers
Her vocal talents have mesmerised audiences worldwide.
Sean Connery described Karen as having "a throat surely touched by the hand of God" and Billboard magazine described her as "the finest Gaelic singer alive today", but this tells only part of the remarkable story of a singer at the forefront of the Celtic music scene.

Karen's career began as a child performing at ceilidhs in village halls on the west coast of Scotland.
In 1984, she recorded with Capercaillie on their first album while still in school and went on to record nine albums with the band selling more than a million albums across the world and performing in over 30 countries.
As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration including the award winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where she recorded tracks with Emmylou Harris, The MacGarrigle Sisters, Nanci Griffith, Paul Brady and a host of other respected musicians.

www.karenmatheson.com
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Combining superb musicianship with side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers. Elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness are spliced with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions, in precision-honed yet uproarious performances that have delighted audiences all over the world.

Equally at home in tiny village halls or on major festival stages, these maniac minstrels are now touring again as a three-piece, mixing up long time favourite routines with ever-evolving new material.

From musical tennis to deconstructed nursery rhymes, Python-esque absurdism to pyrotechnics and live interactive film, expect the hilariously unexpected.

www.newropestringband.co.uk
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