We regret to inform you that Sheelanagig have cancelled their performance at Love Folk Festival on Fri 14 Feb due to ill health.

The Friday line-up at Love Folk Festival has been re-programmed to include BBC Radio 2 award-winning trio The Trials of Cato with support from The Goat Roper Band and Lizzy Hardingham. Doors open at 7pm. Gig at 7:30pm.

The Atkinson apologises for these unforeseen circumstances which are out of our control.

We look forward to welcoming you to Love Folk Festival.

Love Folk Festival 2020

Our sixth annual Love Folk Festival returns to Southport for a celebration of new, upcoming and traditional folk music. Join us at The Atkinson for the little festival with the big heart and spend the most romantic weekend of the year dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally loving folk!

This year we welcome SheelanagigMartyn JosephMerry HellBlair Dunlop, Granny’s Attic and Lucy Farrell & Andrew Waite.

Visit the Love Folk Festival 2020 page for more information.



For over a decade Sheelanagig have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys from the South-West England create a real dynamic which is inherent in both their furious dance medleys as well as their interestingly arranged original pieces.

Putting the groove into a selection of traditional and original European Folk music dating from the medieval times to present day, it’s difficult – nay, impossible – for your limbs to remain stationary when you’re within earshot of them in full flight. The fact that they often play with a knowing wink shouldn’t obscure their impeccable technique, and outstanding musicianship that raises the roof in every place they play.

In the last year they have toured France, Switzerland and Australia as well as busy summer festival season and an extensive UK tour. Catch them out on the road again in 2019, see website for tour dates.

High octane stuff…Would liven any party and keep the floor full. fRoots

A completely top night out.Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

The musicianship is tight and intense. Songlines

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