May 2017 – supported by Curious Sounds
How Was It For You?
“It was one of the best gigs I have been to, possibly enhanced by the Shepherd’s Warning in cans!” – Tim Thomas
The first appearance in Newbury of one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Newcastle. Don’t be fooled by the name, Monster Ceilidh Band are so much more than a ceilidh band. Traditional dance tunes fuse with drum’n’bass producing wonderful melodies with a driving rhythm. This is folk music for a twenty-first century clubbing audience which also appeals to those who appreciate folk rock. FolkRadio described them as “a band which pushes the boundaries of contemporary folk in all the right directions, Monster Ceilidh Band never retreat into a pastiche of either drum and bass or folk. Their synergy respects both genres”.