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
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Event: Mad Ferret, Fatlips, Harry & The Hendersons
Date: Friday 6th October 2017
Time : 15:00 - 03:00
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The Banjo Lounge 4, Bad Boogaloo, Anton & The Colts
Sunday 22nd April
The Gorms, John Anaya Band
Monday 23rd April