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Old Baby Mackerel

Wednesday 1 May 2024 8pm. Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay

Old Bay Mackerell live at Fougou Folk. A Fougou Music presentation

Old Baby Mackerel play high-energy, foot-stomping Bluegrass featuring some of the UK’s best Bluegrass musicians. Be prepared to be transported back in time to the early 20th century and across the Atlantic to North America where songs dramatized the small town fascination with locomotion, religion and the veneration of whisky and bootleg liquor. Gathered around a single condenser microphone in the true Bluegrass style, the sounds of banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and double bass blend lightning-fast rhythm, virtuosic solos and evocative harmonies to get knees bouncing and elbows swinging. 

In the last four years Old Baby Mackerel have been featured on three different BBC radio stations including 6 Music with Cerys Matthews, have played Glastonbury Festival twice (2019 and 2022), sold out venues across the UK. They have played headline slots at Purbeck (2022) and Priddy (2023) folk festivals, the Northern Irish, Cornish, Welsh, East Anglian and Swiss Bluegrass festivals, at venues and festivals all over the UK and Ireland as well as Belgium, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal and Thailand.