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The Mad Ferret Band Biography 2014

Folk Duo, Perth, Scotland

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 160 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 2014, with more festival performances and European tours on the way.

Notable gigs in 2013/2014 include; Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections 2014, Northern Roots Festival, Montrose Music Festival, Mull Music Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Shamrock Bar Lucerne, Switzerland and several overseas tours.

In 2012 they released their first album, entitled – A Live Album

“Containing an infectious mix of traditional tunes, emotive ballads and rousing foot stompers” – Heartland FM


Their first studio album is due to be released early 2014, along with an Album Launch tour around Scotland.

“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


“… really enjoyed having them on the show. Easy going guys, unlike their great, foot stompin’ music!”

Madelaine Cave, East Coast FM.

Celtic Music Radio – Celtic Connections 2014