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
One of Edinburgh’s top touring Electric Blues bands, Main Street Blues are pleased to be performing at Stramash. Featuring Derek Smith (Guitar/ vocals) the band will be performing a their brand of electric blues and will be playing many tracks from their latest album “Bluest Blue” and tracks from their back catalogue. This show is highly recommended and should not be missed.
Event: Mad Ferret, Pheonix Funk Foundation, Main Street Blues
Date: Saturday 12th January 2019
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Thursday 17th January
The Mo-Hawks, Alleyway Friends
Friday 18th January
Papa Shandy & The Drams, Caezium
Saturday 19th January
Sahara, Size Queen, Rum Runners