Old Baby Mackerel

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High-energy, foot-stomping Bluegrass featuring a dizzying line-up of renowned musicians

Old Baby Mackerel play high-energy, foot-stomping Bluegrass featuring some of the UK’s best Bluegrass musicians. Their music uses the rhythmic sounds of banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and double bass to get knees bouncing and elbows swinging to the virtuosic sound of blistering solos and tasteful harmonies. Be prepared to be transported back in time to the early 20th century and across the Atlantic to North America where songs dramatised the small-town fascination with locomotion, religion and the veneration of whisky and bootleg liquor.

In the last four years Old Baby Mackerel have featured regularly on BBC radio including 6 Music with Cerys Matthews, have played Glastonbury Festival twice, sold out venues across the UK, played headline slots at Purbeck and Priddy folk festivals, the Northern Irish, Cornish, Welsh, East Anglian and Swiss Bluegrass festivals, at venues and festivals all over the UK and Ireland as well as Belgium, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal and Thailand.

Don't miss this exciting quartet as they kick-start the Artsreach season in January!