Fuelled By Cider are excited to announce the return of much-lauded Dublin band The Eskies to Bristol on Thursday 8th November 2018.
Another summer of major festival appearances and the success of their second album ‘And Don’t Spare The Horses’ has cemented The Eskies’ reputation as one Ireland’s best emerging artists.
Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to ragtime finger snap, The Eskies are renowned for their infectious live show and audience rapport. Their previous Bristol gig sold out well in advance and their step up to The Fleece is well deserved.
“From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk.” – The Independent
Support comes from foot stompin’ folk rockers Noble Jacks, who continue to make a big name for themselves on the venue and festival scene. Their spring tour of major cities was a huge success, with numerous shows including the Louisiana in Bristol selling out in advance.
We’re just a couple of weeks away from our first great festival of 2018!!!
Now in its 4th year, Cursus is renowned for its friendly, unpretentious atmosphere and this year boasts an amazing line-up for a festival with just a 400 capacity!
Fantastic Saturday night headliners Skinny Lister will be playing a rare UK small festival date, and will be joined by mighty Australian folk-punks The Rumjacks plus Gaz Brookfield & The Company Of Thieves, New Town Kings, The Skimmity Hitchers, Black Water County, Popes of Chillitown, Matilda’s Scoundrels, The Surfin’ Birds, The Intercepteurs, IDestroy, The Hawkmen, Cuba Libre music, Smiley & The Underclass, Andy Twyman – One Man Band, Surfin Turnips, The Outlaw Orchestra, The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show, Sinful Maggie and Stealing Whiskey with DJ action from Skanking Delights with DJ Dapper DAN, Bluetown Rumble and a few surprise guests!!
The site is lush and spacious and we welcome tents, live-in vehicles, families and well-behaved dogs. Our bar is stocked with an array of West Country ciders plus real ale, lager, wine and spirits, and locally-sourced food will be served by Made in Dorset. Truly it’s a small local festival with a wider perspective!
Adult tickets start at just £55 with huge discounts for under 18s and under 5s. Full ticket and festival information can be found at http://www.cursusfestival.com
Get organised and book now to avoid bank holiday disappointment!
A real coup for Taunton as Les Carter (Carter USM / Ferocious Dog) heads up a night of amazing solo talent with Nick Parker, Jake Martin and B-Sydes at the CICCIC venue on Paul St.
Les Carter (Carter USM and Ferocious Dog)
Les is best known for his work in “Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine” in the early 90s, and these days for providing guitar for folk-punk kings “Ferocious Dog” as well as his long standing band “Abdoujaparov”. When Les is not on the road with said Dogs, he is on stage solo and acoustic! It´s a rare thing to see such a seasoned performer in such a small venue, performing such a stripped back set. Grab a ticket, get yourself a drink and get down the front! We will see you there!
Come and see this man now, because we predict that in the not so distant future we may have to watch Nick from the back of the room; unable to wade through thousands of adoring fans! Nick is a firm favourite in the UK festival scene and is constantly on the road, entertaining audiences across the UK and mainland Europe. Like a fine cider he is well known and well loved in the West Country.
Jake has spent the last 2 years touing his brand of angry folk punk practically non stop accross the UK, mainland Europe, America and Australia. Now he is back for another run with a brand new EP and a big bag of new songs! Those of you who caught his support slot with Gaz Brookfield in Taunton last year will know how good this lad is.
Ben has had a great year, with stand out performances including Gaz Brookfield support at Bristol´s sold out Bierkeller, a slot at Farmer Phil´s Festival, and playing for Sheer Music in Devizes. Ben´s songs are as unique as they are well crafted. Make sure to come early and check him out!
Cider-swillin’ reprobates Skimmity Hitchers return to Dorchester Corn Exchange on Friday 20th
April for a night of live music and general wild fun.
Hugely popular in the West Country for their humorous and high-energy take on the Scrumpy & Western genre, the 4 boys will be taking over town with their blend of razor sharp parodies and home-pressed original material,
no doubt with a few surprises and a dancing badger thrown in for good measure.
The Hitchers’ Corn Exchange gig has become something of a yearly tradition, bringing in large
numbers of people from the local area and further afield. Alongside the attraction of seeing the
band in their natural environment, the quality of the supporting line-up has become a major
feature of the night. This year sees folk-rock festival favourites Imprints and local punk
youngsters Sinful Maggie doing the business, ahead of big summer festival appearances in
the South West and beyond.
Now in their eighth year, Skimmity Hitchers continue to attract a growing following based on
their unique live show and love for the West Country about which they sing.
Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) and on sale from Dorchester Arts at
www.dorchesterarts.org.uk or by calling 01305 266926.
Doors open at 7.30pm and the first band will play at 8pm.
Two of Fuelled By Cider‘s favourite bands The Hawkmen and Palooka 5 head up to London Town on Friday 16th February for a night of Rockabilly / Northern Soul / Country / R&B / Surf / Psych / Garage at the legendary Monarch venue in Camden.
Entry is free all night so spread the word and hit the dancefloor!
An awesome double bill at The Crofters Rights in Bristol, featuring two of Fuelled By Cider’s favourite young bands who have taken the festival scene by storm in the last few years. They’ll be mashing up folk, punk, gypsy, trad and shanty music and making it a night of air-punching and sweaty dancing! This date is part of Black Water County’s much eagerly-awaited UK tour.
Black Water County – Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, BWC bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties that have been given a good kick up the arse and a slap around the face. With two EP releases under their belt: Welcome To The Black Water County (2013) and The Fellowship Of The Craic (2014).
Imprints – A folk, shanty, gypsy, rock band based in Bristol. Described as a knees-up explosion with an unforgettable energy on stage they deliver their unique high-octane spin on the folk-rock genre and ensure every performance is a memorable foot-stomping occasion!
First band 8.00pm
Tickets £6 adv / £8 otd (booking fee may apply)
Advance tickets available from http://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/black-water-county-imprints-bristol-24th-march and online / in person from Bristol Ticket Shop
Brought to you by Fuelled By Cider, organisers of The Cursus Cider & Music Festival and Outcider Festival
Very pleased to announce that we’ll be bringing the one and only Gaz Brookfield back to Taunton on Saturday April 14th with support from the excellent Joe McCorriston and superb local duo Stevie & The Masquerades.
This will be our first promotion at the Creative Innovation Centre CIC, a dynamic and independent arts venue in the centre of Taunton. Advance tickets are £8 and on sale from the venue (online and in person) plus in person from Bath Place Music and Taunton Visitor Centre (a small booking fee may apply).
In what has become something of an annual tradition, The Skimmity Hitchers will be back at The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, Dorset on Friday April 20th 2018 for a full-on night of live music and cider drinkin’!
It’s a tough job to match the line-up of previous years but we think we’ve done the business once again with the amazing talents of festival folk-rockers Imprints and Dorset’s accordion-punk whippersnappers Sinful Maggie.
Lovely venue, big stage, live music, lots of cider and the best crowd in the South West… put the date in your diary!