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 longtime 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.
The New Rope String Band are: Pete Challoner, Tim Dalling and Jock Tyldesley.
"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."
"Value for money in every way possible."
(Rachel Roberts, Nottinghamshire 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, it was really great!"
(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 stil have CDs and t-shirts too!
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