Our much-loved local folk group Stooshie have been selected as the opening music event of 2024. The band members, Simon O’Hare, Dave Muir, Rachel Swift, Pete Leeson, are all local, and Stooshie is fast gaining a reputation in Cumbria and beyond. The group describe their music as rooted in folk but with a modern twist. Two main instrumental line-ups allow them to mix up traditional songs and beautiful ballads, to sit alongside the fast and furious stonkers that have the audience up on their feet. Tickets £10 (£5 under 18).
Stooshie have played at nearly all the major festivals in the area (including Kendal Calling, Solfest, Sedbergh and Keswick Mountain Festival), as well as venues such as The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, The Stage in Gateshead, Clitheroe’s The Grand as well as Keswick’s own Theatre by the Lake.
The band play their own material as well as arrangements of other group’s numbers. Influences include The Peatbog Faeries, The Urban Folk Quartet as well as Altan and the wonderful Michael McGoldrick.
So, for a great evening of fiddles, voice, guitars, low and high whistles, bass guitar and percussion, get your ticket for the Stooshie event at Threlkeld Village Hall on Friday 17th February 2024. Tickets cost £10 (£5 for under 18s) from Threlkeld PO, Village Hall Coffee Shop, and on-line at here (by credit or debit cards). The bar and box office open at 7:15pm. Box Office enquiries 07931 679654.