The Mad Ferret Band are a Scottish duo, known on the folk scene for their hard hitting blend of traditional and contemporary Folk music. Their lively, energetic performances are packed with “blisteringly fast Mandolin solos”, tight harmonies, driving Cajon beats and earth-moving Guitar sounds. The influence from both Scottish and Irish folk music has helped shape their unique sound.
The Duo features Chris Woods on Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals and Sandy Stirton on Guitar, Cajon and Vocals.
Based in Perth, Scotland they are an extremely hard working band having played an average of 180 gigs a year across the U.K. and Europe. Since forming in 2012 they have been honing their music by playing the pub and small venue scene. They look to be even busier in 2015, with more festival performances and European tours on the way.
"… hi-energy mix of traditional and contemporary Folk" Folk Radio UK
"the best in new roots talent!" Bruce Macgregor, BBC Radio Scotland presenter, director of Northern Roots Festival
"Mad Ferret are the best band on the circuit" Whistlebinkies, Edinburgh
The Ceilidh Experience
Norman Mackay's Ceilidh Experience was originally formed in 2002. Now the Ceilidh band of choice for Rock stars, soap stars and famous politicians, they have gone on to perform at ceilidhs all over Scotland as well as making regular trips to England, Ireland and Europe.
The Ceilidh Experience are renowned for their rock style & high energy performances. They can be found performing anywhere from Scotland’s most desirable castles, stately homes and hotels, to local village halls and barn dances. In June 2005 they broke the world record for the biggest ever Eightsome Reel when they played for 5000 dancers on Edinburgh’s meadows!
Bluesy trio from Edinburgh
Event: Mad Ferret, The Ceilidh Experience, Bad Sam
Date: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
Wednesday 18th October
The White Panthers, The Ceilidh Experience
Thursday 19th October
Slam Punk, Betamax Bandits
Friday 20th October
Yellow Movement Friday