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
Since its inception as a reggae/ska trio in 2015, Irie Yo-Yo has grown into a 7-piece band with drum and bass, jazz, Latin and dub making their way into the mix, producing an eclectic and engaging sound with infectious grooves and plenty of bounce. They've been working hard to get feet moving and heads bobbing around Scotland: in 2016, they appeared at Eden and Audio Soup festivals, supported Gentleman's Dub Club, and played dozens of gigs in Edinburgh, including a packed schedule with several residencies during the Fringe festival
Samba Sene & Diwan
World party music with a Senegalese soul. Mbalax fusion, funky Afrobeats, impassioned vocals, infectious guitarlicks, sassy horns, a pinch of ska and irresistible dance grooves. 7 piece international Senegalese band currently based in Scotland.
Event: Mad Ferret, Irie Yo-Yo, Samba Sene & Diwan
Date: Friday 20th July 2018
Time : 15:00 - 03:00
Wednesday 20th June
World Cup Portugal v Morocco, Uruguay v Saudi Arabia, Iran v Spain
Wednesday 20th June
Matt Gloss & the Emulsions, The Jig Show
Thursday 21st June
Manhattan, The 62, The Warehouse Announcement