Singer songwriter from the North East of Scotland 

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

                                                                                                                                                    The Scotsman

'Unique, moving and lyrical, an unforgettable performance'

                                                                                                 Stanza Poetry Festival

 

MUSIC

VIDEOS

Samphire and Silver
                      Dancing with Angels
 
June Tabor singing ' The Dancing '
 
 

LIVE

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.

Johnshaven

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

The Ship Hotel

Johnshaven Fish Festival

Saturday 11th August. 9 till late 

Andy and Shenanigans 

The Stag Hotel

Forfar

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

"Spellbinding"
"Give your ears a treat"

-  Mojo

 "Diamonds in the Night" 
Culburnie 
 

Bio

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 '

          The Scotsman

 
 

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