The Stray Birds

photo by Doug Seymour

Serendipity indeed. Just after posting the review of the Ana Agge album which features Lancaster, Pennsylvania based The Stray Birds as the backing band Blabbern’n’Smoke received some fine news nuggets relating to the band.

First off they had a triumphant main stage appearance at Cambridge Folk Festival where they were hailed by many, including BBC Radio 2 folk show presenter, Mark Radcliffe, as “the hit of the event”. Secondly they have added a select few tour dates in the UK while in Europe, including the Edinburgh Fringe (The Famous Spiegletent) and St Andrews in the Square in Glasgow, scene of their sold-out debut at Celtic Connections last year. These will be the only tour dates on this side of the Atlantic this year. You can read previous Blabber’n’Smoke mentions of The Stray Birds here, here and here


Wed Aug 19: Cecil Sharp House, London
Thurs Aug 20: Norwich Arts Centre
Fri Aug 21: The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
Sat Aug 22: The Black Box, Belfast
Sun Aug 23: The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh Fringe (11pm)
Tues Aug 25: St Andrews in The Square, Glasgow


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