Once seen, never forgotten: an indefinable confusion of superb musicianship and 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 three maniac minstrels mix up long-time favourite routines with ever-evolving new material. From musical gyrations to deconstructed nursery rhymes, Python-esque absurdism to pyrotechnics, dream sequences and live, interactive film, expect the hilariously unexpected.
The New Rope String Band are: Pete Challoner, Tim Dalling and Jock Tyldesley.
"...best thing of the festival - by popular vote!"
Belfast Childrens Festival
"...prodigious musicianship laced with their very own brand of slapstick"
The Glasgow Herald
"...quite frankly, the written word cannot begin to do justice to the supercharged silliness of the performance..."
"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."
"They were a revelation!
I didn't expect them to be quite as incredible as they were."
(Bob Gibbon, Director, Orkney Folk Festival)
LIVE at FEVA - the new DVD
Our new DVD has been released! Recorded live at the Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough, during FEVA Festival 2011, it features a whole show plus extras, as well as a sneak preview of a new number.
Order it now - Christmas is always coming! To order a copy for £15, see our Merchandise page - and we still have CDs and t-shirts too!
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