Foot-Stompin’ Folk – Monster Ceilidh Band




"Foot-Stompin' Folk"


The Shee - 7.15pm, £4.50 in advance
Mawkin - 8.30pm, £4.50 in advance
Monster Ceilidh Band - 9.45pm, £4.50 in advance


Saturday | 10 September 2011
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG


A night dedicated to some of the best in British folk music. Three award-winning acts from the South, the North and the, well, very North – ‘Essex charmers’ Mawkin, ‘Tyneside terrors’ Monster Ceilidh Band and ‘sassy lassies’ The Shee – will be providing you with a night of foot-stompin’, barn-stormin’, high energy folk. So, grab your dancing shoes, crack those glowsticks, pin your ears back and get ready for the twists and turns of a new generation that have been making folk fun.


Monster Ceilidh Band

Amy Thatcher: accordion
Carly Blain: fiddle
David De La Haye: electric bass, programming and mixing
Kieran Szifris: mandocello
Joseph Truswell: programming, samplers and laptops

2010 saw the North East's Monster Ceilidh Band nominated for best instrumental album by Spiral Earth, receiving a Time Out 'Critics' Choice' honour, and appearing on the British Music WOMEX official CD. It also saw them take no less than twenty UK festivals by storm, and tour Russia. The highlight of their year was 8,000 mud-soaked punters screaming 'Monster!' during their headline performance at the Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo. 2011 sees the release of a double album, fusing new electronic influences with the usual brand of quirky instrumental folk, played by some of the UK's finest folk musicians.

"The coolest ceilidh band around." Kathryn Tickell
"A Godzilla of a band with talent as deep as Loch Ness!" Jez Lowe
"The brilliant and exhilarating music of the Monster Ceilidh Band has its roots in tradition; but the combination of their talents has produced something innovative, contemporary, fresh and dynamic." Grassington Festival

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