The hugely popular Mad Dog Mcrea make a welcome return to Taunton on September 29th as part of their UK tour, bringing their unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music to The Lawns Social Club.
From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog have been captivating major venues and festivals across the land for as long as we can remember.
Support comes from Taunton’s very own psychedelic surf groovers Palooka 5
First band on at 8.00pm
Advance tickets at £15 are available in person from The Lawns Social Club with no booking fee. Please note the club is closed Mondays and Friday mornings.
Tickets are also available at Bath Place Music in Taunton.
Or book online at:
(75p booking fee applies)
Dublin’s brilliant ‘gentleman’s gypsy folk’ fellas The Eskies bring their high-energy, infectious live show to Taunton as part of a UK tour.
Support from south coast folk-punk youngsters, and Fuelled By Cider favourites, Black Water County.
£10 advance from The Winchester Arms or www.fuelledbycider.com
£12 on the door
18+ venue so please bring ID
Much lauded Dublin ‘gentleman’s gypsy folk’ act The Eskies follow up a brilliant summer with a UK tour including a much anticipated Bristol show at The Crofters Rights.
Support comes from upcoming south coast folk punkers (and Fuelled By Cider favourites) Black Water County.
Online tickets from http://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/the-eskies-black-water-county-the-crofters-rights-bristol-14th-october
Also online and in person from Bristol Ticket Shop:
A superb double bill of high energy, infectious live music to reawaken that summer festival feeling…
We’re excited to announce that cult Scrumpy & Western loons Skimmity Hitchers are launching their brand new album in association with Fuelled By Cider.
The band, who have been working with Fuelled By Cider since our inception, recorded the album at our studio in Ilton, Somerset, with all recording and mixing done by our in-house engineer (and Skimmity Hitchers drummer) James Pagella aka Drum Cheddar.
Full details of the album will be made public after the launch event in Dorchester on June 4th, but the band have given us a glimpse of what to expect. Frontman (and second kazoo player) Tatty Smart told us, quite simply, that “it’s what cider is supposed to sound like, the future of Scrumpy & Western”.
So if you like your music fruity, feisty, upbeat, funny and a little bit rude, and enjoy a glass or two of cider in your spare time, we’d highly recommend you check out what they are offering.
Buy online for £10 + £2 p&p here:
BroadCider is a brand new, proper job, cider and music event in the heart of Somerset on Saturday July 15th, 2017.
Held at the Broadway & Horton Cricket Club, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9JX, we’ll be bringing you a fine selection of ciders, live music and food all day.
Early Bird tickets for BroadCider: Music and Cider Festival are now SOLD OUT!
Standard price adult tickets are now on sale for £15 from www.fuelledbycider.com or in person from Horton Post Office, GC Collectables, The Winchester Arms (Taunton, not Trull!) & The Barrington Boar.
The full day’s music programme includes cult Scrumpy & Western boys The Skimmity Hitchers plus other top local acts such as The Surfin’ Birds, Palooka 5, 40p Per Play and many more!
A limited number of children’s tickets and camping passes are also available. On sale here:
April 27th sees another great young band come to Taunton as part of a UK tour as MAID of ACE hit town, leaving a trail of sticky dancefloors, happy faces and discarded cider cans.
This kick-ass, all-girl, all-sister punk band are an awesome live act and have quickly gained a big following all across Europe. We’re excited to be part of their plans this spring so please get your tickets and give them a big West Country welcome.
Support comes from young, upcoming Bournemouth punk / rock ‘n’ roll outfit Sinful Maggie who will be hyped up and ready to win you over.
And cos we know you want to make a night of it, local leftfield punk/bluescore/funk outfit SPACE TOURETTES are going to give you something to get there early for.
Please note that IDestroy are not now playing, as previously advertised.
Advance tickets £8 from The Winch, Blackcat Records and G.C.Music And Collectables, or online at
£10 on the door
Doors 7.30pm, first band at 8pm
18+ venue so please bring ID
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We’re very excited to announce that everyone’s favourite acoustic-punk fella Gaz Brookfield will be playing The Winchester Arms in Taunton on Friday 5th May.
Gaz will be joined by his hand-picked tour supports and all round top blokes Jake Martin and B-Sydes to guarantee you a bonanza of bank holiday live music.
Tickets are now on sale and likely to sell out fast, if last year’s equivalent fixture is anything to go by!
£8 advance in person from The Winch, G.C.Music And Collectables, Blackcat Records and online at
£10 on the door
18+ venue please bring ID
Doors 7.30pm (first act at 8pm)
Three things in life we love are Mad Dog Mcrea, Black Water County and the town of Wimborne in Dorset.
Put them all together and you get a brilliant night out on Saturday 6th May!
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.
In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Their latest album ALMOST HOME encapsulates that, and so much more.
The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!
Advance tickets available NOW from
And in person from the Allendale Centre and Square Records
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Yet another night of quality live music in Taunton brought to you by Fuelled By Cider promotions.
Blazing a trail through the South West at the moment are Taunton’s very own Palooka 5. With a great reputation on the gig and festival circuit for their garage-surf-psych sounds and Apocalyptic onstage dynamic, tonight they are going to take ownership of the county town.
Making the journey up from the south coast are Bournemouth’s The Electric Shakes, bringing some “balls out fuzzed up blues Punk N Roll” energy to the party. Already confirmed for a number of festivals in summer 2017, this will be a great chance to see them up close and personal.
Local rock / punk / pop outfit Last One Home will be kicking of proceedings tonight. With new recorded material and high profile gigs at The Fleece (Bristol) and Cobblestones (Bridgwater) this is a great chance to check out some rising local talent.
First band 8pm
Tickets £6 advance available from The Winchester Arms, Blackcat Records, G.C.Music And Collectables and online at www.fuelledbycider.com
£7 on the door
18+ venue so please bring ID
Fuelled By Cider
are pleased to announce that Mad Dog Mcrea
will be returning to Bath on Friday 3rd March 2017 as part of their UK tour.Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Their latest album ALMOST HOME encapsulates that, and so much more.The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!
Support from cider-drinkin’ rabble rousers The Skimmity Hitchers
Tickets £13.50 advance / £16 on the door
Advance tickets can be purchased online at
Also in person from:
Widcombe Social Club
Bath Box Office
Bath Visitor Information Centre
Bath BA1 1LY
Tel: 01225 463362
Please note that booking fees may apply.
There are no age restrictions for this gig but ID will be required at the bar.
The recently refurbished venue is in the city centre and easily reached by foot from the bus and train stations. Address is Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA