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;

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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!
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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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New Album Release For Early 2017

We’ve been in the studio recording our new album consisting of 21 tracks – 3 Separate discs OUT 2017 – More news coming soon!


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September Tour 2016

September Tour 2016 – The Mad Ferret Band
Lots of great venues lined up for The Mad Ferret Band September tour 2016 – From hometown gigs in Perth Scotland to Dingsdo Folk Festival in Italy
SEPTEMBER 2016

02/09 – STRAMASH WEBSITE – EDINBURGH – UK

03/09 – CHRISTIES BAR FACEBOOK – PERTH – UK

08/09 – BAR LOKI FACEBOOK– SLUDERNO – ITA

09/09 – TEMPLE BAR BOLZANO WEBSITE – BOLZANO – ITA

10/09 – DINGSDO FOLK FESTIVAL WEBSITE – ITA

11/09 – DINGSDO FOLK FESTIVAL WEBSITE – ITA

17/09 – DEESIDE INN WEBSITE – BALLATER – UK

23/09 – HOOTANANNY WEBSITE – INVERNESS – UK

24/09 – INVERURIE BEER FESTIVAL WEBSITE – UK

 

From our Tour Page – September Tour 2016 Snapshot
THE MAD FERRET BAND TOUR DATES 2016

THE MAD FERRET BAND TOUR DATES 2016

The Mad Ferret Band are excited to bring their blend of traditional Scottish folk music to Italy in September for the first time. With 4 shows including a performance at Dingsdo Festival 2016, Laion, Italy.
DINGS DO FOLK FESTIVAL 2016 ITALY

DINGS DO FOLK FESTIVAL 2016 ITALY


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The Mad Ferret Band at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

The Mad Ferret Band Plus Special Guests at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

The Mad Ferret Band will be playing 4 shows at Stramash, during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
To intensify their hi energy folk style joining them on stage will be special guests David MacFarlane – Fiddle, Duncan MacDonald – Pipes, John Ramsay – Accordion.
They are currently rehearsing for the 4 Edinburgh Fringe shows & finalising their collective colossal sound coming out this August.

DATES & TIMES:
1ST AUG – 21:30 – STRAMASH
8TH AUG – 21:30 – STRAMASH
15TH AUG – 23:30 – STRAMASH
22ND AUG – 21:30 – STRAMASH

For more details visit www.stramashedinburgh.com or visit our Tour Page

The Mad Ferret Band At Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 Venue - Stramash

The Mad Ferret Band At Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 Venue – Stramash

 

 

 


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Live Review @ Inchyra Arts Club 7th April

“Amply Bearded”
Here is a Live review from The Perthshire Advertiser @ Inchyra Arts Club 7th April 2016 with CC Smugglers

 

Mad Ferret Live Review

Mad Ferret Live Review


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