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Buffalo Gals – Bluegrass String-band Sunday Social!

14th May 2023 @ 14:00 - 16:00

£10 – £14
Buffalo Gals

Buffalo Gals – one of the most sought-after acts on the UK Americana music circuit, even though an international touring band, were actually born 20 years ago at a sell-out fundraiser night, in Frome!

Led by champion USA fiddler Kate Lissauer, Buffalo Gals’ intoxicating style is punctuated by the thrilling, traditional Appalachian step-dance and body percussion that has become a trademark feature of their shows.

Suitable for aficionados or newbies of all ages, this not-to-be-missed afternoon of Bluegrass, early Country and Old-time American music will be delivered in typical humorous style, with the flair and laugh-out-loud patter of funny front-woman, Kate.

Bring blankets, cushions, dancing feet and an appetite for a late-lunch of cowboy stew, along with drinks from the bar.

Since banding together in 2001, the line-up has changed very little and still includes Pete Dunn, dancer Sara Rose, Sue ‘Sooz’ – Feral-Beryl – Clare. Jolene Missing and, for this spring, dep-guest ‘Hippy Joe’ Hymas, known to many from Hayseed Dixie.

“The Buffalo Gals might just be one of the finest old-time country string bands to date, and by far one of the most talented and inventive groups I’ve so far come across.”
Maverick Magazine

“A feast of fiddle and banjo-led tunes and song in the high lonesome sound of the South Appalachian Mountains. Led by Kate Lissauer, a champion American fiddler and dynamic singer, they mix ballads, blues and spirituals with soaring harmonies and dazzling displays of percussive step-dancing.”
The Word

“One of my best experiences at Glastonbury this year was seeing the Buffalo Gals on the Avalon Cafe Stage, late at night, with their wonderful dancer.”
BBC Radio 1, Glastonbury festival-goers interview

“Thank you for making this year’s festival a bigger success…The public has been unanimous in their appreciation of the musicianship and the enjoyment they got out of your presentation.”
Cornish Bluegrass Association

Food+Bar open from 1PM on the Merlin’s ecos amphitheatre.


14th May 2023
14:00 - 16:00
£10 – £14
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Merlin Theatre
Bath Road
Frome, BA11 2HG
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01373 465949