Singer songwriter from the North East of Scotland
'A remarkable talent … beautiful , sinewy, meaningful songs, lovely stuff '
'Unique, moving and lyrical, an unforgettable performance'
Stanza Poetry Festival
Samphire and Silver
Dancing with Angels
June Tabor singing ' The Dancing '
Photo By: Sigal Mizrahi
Stonehaven Folk Festival
The Yacht Club
Andy takes to the stage with Shenanigans on the 7th and 8th of July at 10.00
Grab a beer and soak in the evening on the harbour wall for free.
The Lifeboat Museum
Andy takes to the stage with Shenanigans on the 27th of July in a concert to raise funds for the roof of the Museum.
Almost sold out . See museum for details
The Ship Hotel
Johnshaven Fish Festival
Saturday 11th August. 9 till late
Andy and Shenanigans
The Stag Hotel
Folk night with Andy Shanks and Christine Kydd
27th August 8 till 10.30 a rare chance to enjoy the extraordinary talents of two of Scotland's finest folkies
"Give your ears a treat"
"Diamonds in the Night"
Andy Shanks is an award-winning singer-songwriter from the North East of Scotland. With eclectic tastes, he is best known for his work with Jim Russell on their critically acclaimed ‘Diamonds in the Night’ album and for his songs which have been recorded by many artists, most notably June Tabor.
His solo set is a journey though stories and characters he has met on the way and will often move from traditional to jazz and country depending on the tale. Lyrically his songs conjure up closely observed characters, places, frequently Fife or Aberdeenshire, and often take a side swipe at contemporary scots culture.
Andy has toured in Scotland and beyond as far afield as North America and recorded and performed with many fine musicians over the years. Most recently working with Christine Kydd on her new album ‘Shift and Change’.
He has a keen interest in Scottish writing and culture and appeared in the BBC documentary ‘The Promised Land’ championing MacDiarmid’s ‘A Drunk Man Looks at a Thistle’ and its place in Scotland’s cultural revolution.
'A remarkable talent … beautiful, sinewy, meaningful songs, lovely stuff '