Deer Shed 26th - 29th July 2024
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

26th - 29th July 2024

Stornoway

Stornoway

I am listening to Stornoway's older stuff on Spotify, start with Zorbing, everyone in the office starts humming along. We have history with Stornoway, a personal history it seems by the spontaneity of the office singalong, but they have also played the festival before during what we might call the Stornoway first wave.

I move onto Farewell Appalachia. It is a great booking for Deer Shed, they last played Deer Shed 5 in 2014. Looking at the poster they were 3rd on the bill. I move onto We Are The Battery Human. They certainly remind us of our earlier festivals, raising up against a background of 'new folk'.

Enough about the past already...

Excelsior is the new single, and according to the biog is "a beautiful elegy inspired by the devastating change in British woodlands resulting from the airborne fungal disease Ash Dieback". So there you go, what more do I need to say, the subject matter in of itself ought to have you flocking to see them at Deer Shed.

Simply a great band, and a national treasure. Let's hope the second waves last for a good long while.

O.J.