A rip roaring folk band
that specializes in Trad Irish, Manx songs, Rollicking
ribald ballads, Scrumpy and Western plus a variety
of sing along type songs, which you thought you
had forgotten, (actually the band probably have)!!
Essentially the band is "Jokey and Folkey" something like a cross
between the Spinners, the Baron Knights, and the
Scaffold. However the local Manx press think they
are musically positioned nearer the famous Isle
of Man’s “Purple Helmets” a
comedy motorcycle display team!!
The band members :-
The good looking one with the feathers !! Graham
was intensively trained at a music house academy
somewhere in the North of England so you could
say he has been fully house trained !! He is the
lead singer and that is exactly it ….we
have to keep him on a lead to comply with health
and safety requirements.
Who normally plays the Melodeon…
not only does he play on the black notes and the
white notes but quite often on a load of other
notes in between. If asked what went wrong, he
is likely to reply in his west country lilt ….
“I dunno …. can’t put me finger
Is an extremely well qualified musician (Thank
goodness we have actually got one !!) She has
been described as being an expert in her field
….. which we think is just off the main
road somewhere between Douglas and Peel. Perhaps
that is why her guitar is green !!
Enjoys playing all the twiddley bits and is arguably
the best mandolin player on the Island, however
we should point out that as far as we are aware
it is an argument that nobody has ever won.
Throw all that lot together and “The Shenanigans”
guarantee an evening of unrivalled live entertainment