Highlights from Mad Ferret Summer Tour 2017

The Mad Ferret Band Summer tour 2017

So we’ve had a crackin’ wee tour this summer of 2017! The past month highlights have included Banchory Beer Festival, Eden Festival, support set with Mànran, Peatbog Faeries & Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Stramash & we’re still buzzing from a great weekend & crowd at Lindisfarne Festival. Big thanks to Stramash, Nic Burne-Cronshaw, John McIntyre Photography, Conleth Maenpaa, You Press Here, Guy & Mungo, our pals who have joined us on the road & all you lovely folks who jumped about with Mad Ferret! See you on the road #ferretsontour

Here’s a live review by John McIntyre with Peatbog Faeries at Stramash – John McIntyre Live Review


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Lindisfarne Festival 2017

Excited to be playing Lindisfarne Festival 2017 – Mad Ferret – Viking Brewhouse – Sat – 7pm
Lindisfarne Festival 2017 The Mad Ferret Band

Lindisfarne Festival 2017 The Mad Ferret Band

We’re playing alongside some awesome acts at this years Lindisfarne Festival 2017. We’ll be performing on Saturday 2nd September at Viking Brewhouse Stage7pm

We’ve generously been giving £30 discount weekend tickets for our lovely fans, so if you haven’t got a ticket yet please get in contact ASAP and we’ll hook you up (limited number) – themadferretband@gmail.com – Contact 

For more info visit – www.lindisfarnefestival.com

Here’s a wee promo video to tell you all about it…


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Mad Ferret @ Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

The Mad Ferret Band performing 5 shows at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

We’re very excited to be playing 5 shows at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017! With 4 shows in Stramash, including a support slot with the mighty Mànran and a show at The Caledonian Folk & Blues Festival 2017 at The Guildford Arms with Yard of Ale

Mànran Live at Stramash with The Mad Ferret Band

Mànran Live at Stramash with The Mad Ferret Band


SUN 6TH AUG – STRAMASH – 7.30PM – WITH MÀNRANBUY TICKETS

TUE 8TH AUG – STRAMASH – LATE SLOT – FREE

TUE 15TH AUG – STRAMASH – LATE SLOT – FREE

TUE 22ND AUG – STRAMASH – LATE SLOT – FREE

LATE SLOTS START AT 12.30AM

WED 23RD AUG – CALEDONIAN FOLK & BLUES FEST – GUILDFORD ARMS – 8PM – FREE


MF Live Edinburgh Festival Fringe

MF Live Edinburgh Festival Fringe

For more information visit STRAMASH WEBSITE – 207 COWGATE, EDINBURGH

The Caledonian Folk & Blues Festival is held at The Guildford Arms, 1 W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA (Fringe Venue 107)


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Mad Ferret At Eden Festival 2017

We had an amazing time at Eden Festival 2017! Here’s us before our set enjoying a cheeky beer outside Rabbie’s Tavern

The Mad Ferret Band Eden Festival 2017

The Mad Ferret Band Eden Festival 2017

The Mad Ferret Band confirmed to play Eden Festival 2017 

Eden Festival 2017

Eden Festival 2017

More exciting news on the Mad Ferret front – confirmation for a set at Eden Festival 2017! Kicking off a busy weekend in Dumfriesshire at the Rabbie’s Tavern Stage, Mad Ferret will be joining a sensational line-up, including Elephant Sessions, Heron Valley and many more.

Stephan Scott, stage manager for the Rabbie’s Tavern stage, said, “I’m absolutely delighted to have Mad Ferret on board for Eden.”

“I caught them at the Mull Music Festival a couple of years ago and was blown away by them. You’d think there was a 4 or five piece band on stage. Their stage camaraderie is as good as any out there, but the passion they play and sing with, together with being outrageously good at their instruments is what makes it for me.”

Scott describes Rabbie’s Tavern as a “rootsy earthy Burns inspired watering hole”.

“We’ve had the best of upcoming Scottish traditional, folk and blues inspired music. Our crowd love a good knee’s up and can’t wait for Mad Ferret to bring their show to our stage!

Sandy from Mad Ferret commented, “We’ve been wanting to play Eden Festival for a few years now but always had other gigs on. Thankfully this year we can make it for the Thursday Night.”

“We got a great set time as well; 11.30pm, so everyone should be well in the swing of it! Can’t wait to show the folks there what we can do with a guitar, mandolin and wooden box!

Acts across other stages include Gogol Bordello, Alabama 3, Have Mercy Las Vegas, Colonel Mustard And The Dijon 5, and no less than Mr Motivator himself!

And so it looks to be a ‘richt guid knees-up’! Eden Festival takes place 8-11th June 2017, just outside Moffat on the stunning Raehills meadows. Ticket tiers 1-3 are already sold out, so apply quickly if you wish to join the ferrets.

Tickets, line-up and other information can be accessed through; www.edenfestival.co.uk

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The Mad Ferret Band Newsletter

Join up for The Mad Ferret Band Newsletter

This is our new monthly news letter, with Tour Dates, New & Exclusive Videos, Album Releases, Whats new on our blog, Competitions and lots more

The newsletter will also feature our new Vlog Blog called ‘The Grog Log’ – This will be tour updates, stories and videos from #FERRETSONTOUR & anything else we can think of along the way.

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Mad Ferret Announced at Lindisfarne Festival 2017

Lindisfarne Festival 2017 The Mad Ferret Band

Lindisfarne Festival 2017 The Mad Ferret Band

Mad Ferret are incredibly excited to announce they are performing at Lindisfarne Festival 2017

The festival takes place between Thursday 31st August and Sunday 3rd September on a farm just south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

Lindisfarne Festival will feature other fantastic acts such as The View, The Fratellis, Huey Morgan, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, and many more.

The festival was was born out of the desire to create something special for the North East. Lindisfarne Festival came to life in early September 2015, when a 2000 strong crowd decended onto the glorious fields at Beal Farm to experience a weekend like no other.

As an event, the 2016 festival could not have gone much better – with amazing reviews from both our festival-goers and the media rolling in by the masses. The festival was also nominated for Best Small Festival, Best Toilets and the Grass Roots Award in the 2016 UK Festival Awards.

2016 saw over 60 music acts take to the stages across the weekend – and this year you can expect even more music as well as an even bigger lineup of comedy, workshops & wellbeing activities.

For more information and ticketing, visit; Lindisfarne Festival Website

You can also join us on social media;

Mad Ferret Live Youtube 


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Ferrets On Tour 2017

Keep up to date with The Mad Ferret Band Tour dates 2017
Lots more dates still to be announced

KEEP UP TO DATE HERE!
Bandsintown


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The Mad Ferret Band Sunday Social Open Mic

The Mad Ferret Band Sunday Social Open Mic - The Venue, Perth

The Mad Ferret Band Sunday Social Open Mic – The Venue, Perth

 

After six years of fantastic music, the Mad Ferret Band Sunday Social is moving to a new Perth venue. 

Perth, Scotland. 15/01/17

For six years renown local folk group, The Mad Ferret Band, have been leading a progressive open mic called The Sunday Social. It’s received high acclaim from musicians and audiences alike for the unique collaborative nature of the day, and boasts performances from many internationally touring artists. 

As of Sunday 15th January the weekly event will be moving from its current location in The Twa Tams, to The Venue (36 St John’s St, Perth). 

Chris Woods from The Mad Ferret Band said, “We just love to play music! The Sunday Social has been an amazing experience to lead. We get a fantastic mix of musicians and styles – for me, it’s what Sunday’s are all about!” 

Chris continued, “The new year gives us a chance to shake things up and spread the love. The new central venue will draw a wider audience and musician pool whilst keeping the same vibe we previously had.”

Chris’ band mate, Sandy Stirton, added, “We’re very excited about the change of venue, we’ve got the chance to expand on the current format and draw in more people. Ask anyone who’s been to the Sunday Social and they’ll talk to you about the wealth of talent, and how it’s the only place to be on a Sunday!”
“The Venue (36 St John’s St.) has risen to the challenge of hosting the open mic. The owner has embraced the ethos and format which characterises the Sunday Social, and we’re stoked to get a chance to expand on our previous ideas.”
“They’ve also got a fantastic drinks selection- 250 malts, 200 gins, 100+ rums, 80 wines…. Plus a 10% drinks discount, and free stovies for attendees. Beast!”

The day is regularly attended by a mixture of both local and touring bands and musicians. The variety of genres and amount of session musicians involved has lead to countless innovative performances over the years, sometimes with a 15-piece band! 

The Sunday Social is held every Sunday, 3:30-7:30pm, in its new location, The Venue (36 St John’s St, Perth). 


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St. Patrick’s Day 2017

St. Patrick's Day 2017 with The Mad Ferret Band

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 with The Mad Ferret Band

The Mad Ferret Band St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza!!!

Three gigs, three venues, two cities;
The Abbotsford Lounge Bar, Perth, 4-6pm
Whistlebinkies, Edinburgh, 9:45-11:45pm
Stramash Edinburgh, 00:30-crazylate

Join us on an expedition through 12 hours of musical madness! All your favourite Scottish and Irish folk songs, in some of our favourite venues, on one of the most fun days of the year.
Mon doon and catch some craic!


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Live St. Andrews Day Concert Video

New video from our Live St. Andrews Day Concert, Perth Town Centre

The City of Perth put on a great celebration for St. Andrews Day this year with an outdoor stage hosting a great line- up of acts including, Reely Jiggered, Fred MacAulay, Red Hot Chilli Pipers & Perthshire’s own The Mad Ferret Band & Dougie MacLean.

 

The enthusiastic Perth crowd soon forgot the chilli whether as they stomped the paving stones & burled their partners on this unforgettable day. See you all same time next year!

 

Set List: (1) Set of reels; The Silver Spear, Spootiskerry, Jim Fairley’s Coos – (2) Killiecrankie – (3) Gay Gordons/Marie’s Wedding – (4) Drunk Til Christmas

 

For more videos visit our Media Page or follow us on YouTube


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