Saturday 29th October 8pm
Midnight Mango Productions Present
THE BAD SHEPHERDS
with very special guest
The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise. They think the songs are better than people remember. They love folk instruments. It works. They do songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Sham 69, The Undertones, The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, The Specials, Talking Heads, Squeeze and others, even Kraftwerk! Alright, they're not all punk, but they come from roughly the same era. They've mostly given the songs a kind of Celtic feel, and they've stuck in the odd reel and jig here and there. But occasionally they just thrash! They've always thought the excitement of a reel taking off is the nearest thing to the excitement of watching punk live in the 70's. World-renowned Troy Donockley plays the ethereal uillean pipes and the bouzouki with Andy Dinan on the fiddle, the three of them now form the core of the band with occasional guest musicians. Adrian plays the Mandolin.
The Bad Shepherds released their first album, ‘Yan Tyan Tethera Methera! in April 2009.
Extensive touring of the UK in both 2009 and 2010, and many festival
appearances supported the album. October 2010 saw the release of their second album ‘By Hook Or By Crook’,
which was released to really super reviews.
2011 will see The Bad Shepherds ripping up festivals across the UK and Europe as
well as tours in Ireland, Belgium Holland and a major UK tour in the autumn.
“...not just the hit of this Festival [Big Session, Leicester] but probably every other
Festival this summer.” - Colin Irwin, Rock n Reel
“... worth every prick of sunburn and insect bite of the weekend.” - Emma Hartley
The Daily Telegraph
“ We loved it and by the looks of it so did the other 19,997 people watching.” - James
“They don’t disappoint, singing punk songs, but with a fluid folk musicality, we get a
bunch of well known tunes, a little amicable banter from Edmondson, and some
wonderful musical performances. I particularly like that in some perverse way the
original ethics of punk have returned to its roots -
Joe Strummer would heartily approve.”
- Bradley Smith, Record Collector
To buy tickets:
call 01579 320251
Monday ~ Saturday 10am ~ 5pm (8pm August)
You can pay by phone using Direct Debit Card,
or reserve your ticket and send a cheque to Carnglaze Caverns
or come & see us and bring cash!