Sheelanagig, are releasing their 5th album “Beard Town” recorded at the legendary Real World Studios and are hitting the road for a UK tour. They have become something of a West Country institution for the past decade. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – banjo, fiddle, double bass etc – and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys sure know how to get a party started. Putting both stomp and skank into gypsy- flavoured tunes from the Balkans and beyond, it’s difficult – nay, impossible – for your limbs to remain stationary when you’re within earshot of them in full flight. Five showmen with a touch of the circus about them, the fact that they’ve often played with a knowing wink shouldn’t obscure their impeccable technique, virtuoso-standard ability that raises the roof in every place they perform.