About The Wierdstring Band

In the mood for dancing? And singing? And laughing? A lot? You definitely will be by the time The Wierdstring Band are through with you. Each show is packed to the gunnels with folk music both ancient and modern, with madcap invention by the bucketful, and with priceless jokes, many of which are antiques.

Drawing on the lesser-remarked-upon aspects of Cumbrian life, the Wierdstrings sing about anything from love and time travel to the ancient art of Worm Charming. They sing of fell walking and occasionally fall over. They are equally at home calling a ceilidh, rocking the mainstage or playing to whoever else they find sat around a fire.

Having honed their idiosyncratic craft on the festival stages and acoustic spaces of Great Britain and beyond, The Wierdstring Band serve up a steaming broth which combines original songs and tunes, hilarious reimaginings of time-worn classics and dances from all thirty-five corners of civilisation (along with several rather less civilised localities), all guaranteed to make you smile. They have appeared onstage at festivals including Glastonbury, The Green Gathering, Solfest, Knockengorroch, Sedbergh Folk Festival and many, many other highly discerning venues have rocked, reeled and rolled to their unmistakeable sound.

No venue is too small or large for the Wierdstring Band; they are as adept at getting the crowds going on a street corner as they are at commanding an entire auditorium. Watch them serenade audiences of between one and several thousands, whether on stage or as a walkabout act, which can be entirely acoustic or using their own bespoke self-powered sound system.

The Wierdstring Band offer live concerts featuring their many unique compositions and radical reinterpretations of time-worn classics from all genres. Their shows are guaranteed to have you hopping, bopping, rolling in the aisles, or sitting down. The selection of clips below give but a taste of what you may experience at a Wierdstring show.

Here’s a little ditty what we did write about saving flatfishes, and other marine life what needs saving:

We were once very nearly on national television. This clip should give you an idea of why that didn’t happen: