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The New Rope String Band / Comedy, Folk, Live Music

Fri 9Nov
7:30 PM

Note: This event has finished


The New Rope String Band

Once seen, never forgotten: combining superb musicianship with side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers. Elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness are spliced with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions, in precision-honed yet uproarious performances that have delighted audiences from Borneo’s Sarawak rainforest to the Shetland Folk Festival. Equally at home in tiny village halls or on major festival stages, these maniac minstrels are now touring again as a three-piece, mixing up long-time favourite routines with ever-evolving new material. From musical tennis to deconstructed nursery rhymes, Python-esque absurdism to pyrotechnics and live, interactive film, expect the hilariously unexpected.

“They made me laugh until I cried, and played some great music. If the Queen could knight them or something, it would be a good idea.”

Tim O’Brien

“Cherishably insane.”


“I’ve booked the fabulous New Rope String Band consistently over two decades presenting its unique brand of musical cabaret to literally thousands of deliriously happy people.  The band remains the funniest, tirelessly inventive, the daftest, the most magical bunch of mad musicians I’ve had the pleasure to work with!  Talented theatrically, musically brilliant and joyously good for you!” 

Sue Roberts, Artservice

“They were a revelation – I didn’t expect them to be quite as incredible as they were.  I couldn’t believe what they were doing most of the time. It defied belief. ”

Bob Gibbon, Director, Orkney Folk Festival


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