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Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son announce UK tour

29 September 2016 news Tour News

After taking Shetland Folk Festival by storm when they were flown in as one of the main visiting attractions earlier this year, Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son return to these shores before heading for Europe where they are also becoming increasingly popular following two appearances at the big Tønder Festival in Denmark.

BBC presenter Mary Ann Kennedy said these new kings of old-time were “the first Americana band in a long time that’s really made me sit up and pay attention” while Cerys Matthews at BBC Radio 6 urged everyone to “catch them if you can.”

BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris is another fan, describing their material as “lovely sepia-tinted music” and adding: “I absolutely love it!”

The trio is highly regarded in North America and tours relentlessly.

This summer, they played most of Canada’s big outdoor events in what has been their busiest year to date.

The repertoire has been expanded to include a vast array of instruments and contraptions, the likes of which you will not see in anyone else’s hands.

So, as well as banjo, fiddle and sousaphone, expect appearances from bones, a variety of harmonicas and kazoos, the world’s only Contrabass-Harmoniphonium, Jaw Harps and the occasional miniature liquor bottle.

Oh, they specialise in rhythmic body slapping too!

 UK tour dates

Tues Nov 1: HopBarn, Southwell

Wed 2: The Atkinson, Southport

Thurs 3: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy

Fri 4: Fyvie Folk Club, Aberdeenshire

Sat 5: Tin Hut, Gartly, by Huntly

Sun 6: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan

Mon 7: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (with The Crooked Brothers)

Tues 8: Dundee Acoustic Music Club

Wed 9:  HEART, Headingley, Leeds

Thurs 10: The Cross Keys, Selattyn

Fri 11: The Green Note, London

Sat 12: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers

Sun 13: The Canteen, Bristol

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