THE DUNCAN McFARLANE BAND
‘Classic folk-rock sound …A real master class in just how to do the folk-rock thing right!’ – ‘R n R’ Folk Magazine
The Duncan McFarlane Band have gone from strength to strength since forming in 2000, ostensibly for a one-off pub gig as part of Otley Festival. The original ‘scratch band’ blew the place apart, the packed house loved it and further bookings were offered. They felt compelled to continue and have never looked back, with increasing festival appearances each year such as Beverley, Ely, Sidmouth, Shrewsbury (dMb have now played those last two twice!)
Centered around Duncan’s acoustic guitar, the powerhouse rhythm section of Nick Pepper on drums and Martin Ward on bass guitar are elevated to yet greater heights by Anne Brivonese’s fiddle, Steve Fairholme’s melodeon and Steve Foster’s electric guitar. Their heady blend of traditional folk, with driving rhythm and vibrant energy, has gone down a storm with festival audiences across the UK – don’t miss ‘em!
‘Classic folk-rock sound of punchy bass lines and solid, driving rhythms abound. There’s also a quality of delivery, vocal authority, and some stunning lead riffs, plus neat accordion and fiddle interplay. A real master class in just how to do the folk-rock thing right!’ – ‘R n R’ Folk Magazine
‘Absolutely great; The Duncan McFarlane Band is chock full of great stuff, really powerful playing and singing. He writes some great material that guy and I love their lively versions of traditional folk songs’ – Mike Harding
This is Folk-Rock, full-throated and unapologetic. The one time I heard Duncan and band live at a festival, they had the crowd roaring late into the night – ‘R n R’ Folk Magazine
This event will take place in the Shire Oak hall.
Music is from 7pm – 9.30pm approx.
Drinks and snacks available from Assembly Bar + Kitchen – payment by card preferred.
Last orders 8.45pm. Closing time 9.30pm.
Please note the carpark is closed.
Tickets £10.00 available from HEART reception and online