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 Duo features Chris Woods on Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals and Sandy Stirton on Guitar, Cajon and Vocals. They are an extremely hard working band performing an average of 180 gigs a year in intimate venues, cavernous concert halls & frantic festivals, both at home and abroad.