The Destroyers + Sheelanagig

  • Friday | 12.04.13
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £13.00 / &p...

A night of furious folk and Balkan madness as we present two of the most energetic and colourful bands out there – the incredible Sheelanangig and The Destroyers. Be prepared to dance like crazy person being chased by goat!

Sheelanagig deliver intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style. Formed in early 2005 the band had an instant chemistry, gained a considerable following and quickly earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances. This group of incredible players force you to dance your socks off and have a great time.

Sheelanagig have played just about every imaginable venue on their hectic touring schedule; clubs, pubs, art centres, small theatres, European street festivals as well as tearing up the UK festival scene with profile slots at Glastonbury, Green Man and Beautiful Days (to name a few). Sheelanagig’s live shows have grown to incorporate aspects of street theatre, elements of storytelling and even acrobatics, it can provoke a frenzied reaction – flying drinks, mosh pits and stage invasions are hazards on a really good night. In short, expect mayhem, a lot of laughs and some great music.

‘A completely top night out.’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

‘The musicianship is tight and intense’ Songlines
‘High octane stuff…Would liven any party and keep the floor full’ fRoots
‘An unmissable live act…. Vitally energetic’ The Living Tradition
‘Innovative and energetic… Quality musicianship, vibrancy and sheer joy’ Folk and Roots
The Destroyers – A collection of rogues and misfits surfing a tidal wave of horns, fiddles and guitars! Rapidly exploding from the Balkan Brass genre they emerge as an anarchic orchestra of passion and originality.
So enter the big top and be immersed in the winding world of the hurdy-gurdy, the sonorous land of the tuba and the exotic realm of the duduk. Be ready to be engulfed by a wall of mesmerising virtuosity and a whirlwind of frenzied dancing. You may enter unknowing but you will leave spellbound!”

Early Bird tickets just £13 – save £4.50 on full price tickets by booking early!


This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open for delicious food and drinks.

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