The Mad Ferret Band are known on the Scottish music scene for their hard hitting blend of traditional and contemporary folk music. Their lively, energetic performances are packed with “blisteringly fast mandolin solos”, tight vocal harmonies, driving Cajon beats and earth-moving guitar sounds.
They supercharge influences from classic folk acts such as The Corries & The Dubliners, as well as contemporary tunes from composers like Gordon Duncan & Ross Ainsley. This, plus the constant onslaught of touring, provides the inspiration for their original tunes & songs. Yes, most of their songs are about alcohol, so if you don’t like drinking you better like dancing!
The Mad Ferret Band have previously been invited to warm up the stage for renowned acts such as Dougie MacLean, Skerryvore, Mànran, Red Hot Chilli Pipers & Peatbog Faeries. They have also had notable appearances at BBC Radio Scotland, the Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections, Eden Festival, and Lindisfarne Festival.