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Singer songwriter from the North East of Scotland 

Andy Shanks onJohnshaven Harbour

'A remarkable talent … beautiful , sinewy, meaningful songs, lovely stuff '

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'Unique, moving and lyrical, an unforgettable performance'

                                                                                                 Stanza Poetry Festival

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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.

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Lifeboat Museum

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

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The Ship Hotel

Johnshaven Fish Festival

Saturday 11th August. 9 till late 

Andy and Shenanigans 

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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

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"Give your ears a treat"

-  Mojo

 "Diamonds in the Night" 


Andy Shanks is an award-winning singer-songwriter from the North East of Scotland, 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 stories of the  people he meets along the way.

  Andy has toured in Scotland and beyond as far afield as North America and recorded and performed with many fine musicians over the years.


'A remarkable talent … beautiful, sinewy, meaningful songs, lovely stuff '

          The Scotsman



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