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The Incredible String Band | 2017 International Festival © The Incredible String Band

The Music of The Incredible String Band

Very Cellular Songs

One of the most influential groups to have come out of Scotland entranced and inspired listeners in the late 1960s and early 1970s with their pioneering psychedelia, witty lyrics and soaring melodies.

Whimsical, surreal, truly inspirational: psychedelic pioneers The Incredible String Band entranced listeners in the late 1960s and early 1970s with their visionary, dream-like songs. They remain one of the most influential groups to have come out of Scotland. 

For this very special concert paying homage to the group, former Incredible String Band manager and producer Joe Boyd invites guests to perform songs alongside collaborators from the group’s original recordings – including founder member Mike Heron and legendary bassist Danny Thompson. 

Guests include Justin Adams, Barbara Dickson, Green Gartside, Robyn Hitchcock, Janis Kelly, Greg Lawson, Sam Lee, Neill MacColl, David McGuinness, Karine Polwart, Alasdair Roberts, Georgia Seddon and Withered Hand (solo).

Mike Heron and Danny Thompson

with guests including Justin Adams, Barbara Dickson, Green Gartside, Robyn Hitchcock, Janis Kelly, Greg Lawson, Sam Lee, Neill MacColl, David McGuinness, Karine Polwart, Alasdair Roberts, Georgia Seddon and Withered Hand (solo).

17 August 2017

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