Leigh Folk Festival | Pick Yer Feet Up
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Pick Yer Feet Up

Pick Yer Feet Up


Channelling the demonic energy of rock n roll through the medium of acoustic dance music, PYFU cherry pick the catchiest tunes of folk traditions from Appalachia to Zanzibar and play them with maximum bounce to the ounce. They join the dots between raucous ragtime, boisterous Balkan, and mesmerising Middle-Eastern sounds – in the interests of diversity they even play the odd English tune. The core of the band is comprised of Eleanor Donne on fiddle and percussion, with Dave Murray kicking the rhythm along on bass drum and hi hat, while simultaneously weaving mandola and guitar into the fabric. At the drop of a veil they can switch on the Middle Eastern dance vibes using traditional Arabic instruments – having worked with many dancers and Egyptian traditional musicians. On special occasions they are joined by friends like multi-instrumentalist (harmonium to sousaphone) Andy Briggs and sultry singer/dancer/percussionist Christina Elisabeth.

Where to find them

Library Gardens (main stage): Sat 23, Start: 12.20 – Finish: 12.50

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