New Rope String Band
They’re back! As Orkney Folk Festival attendees in 2010 will vouch, the New Rope String Band is very much in the league of “once seen, never forgotten”, if not a league of its own.
Recipients of a prestigious Herald Angels Award at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the trio splice elements of circus, vaudeville, clowning, slapstick, contortionism and downright tomfoolery with beautiful acoustic music, in precision-honed, uproarious performances that have delighted audiences from Borneo's Sarawak rainforest to the Shetland Folk Festival. At a New Rope String Band show, your funny bones are helplessly at the mercy of three truly unique entertainers, who effortlessly meld superb musicianship with comic genius.
From musical tennis to deconstructed nursery rhymes, Python-esque absurdism to pyrotechnics and live, interactive film, expect the hilariously unexpected. And then some more.
"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." - Hi-Arts