Taliesin Live - The Slocan Ramblers


Dynamic, entertaining bluegrass from Canada

Frank Evans: Banjo
Adrian Gross: Mandolin
Darryl Poulsen: Guitar
Alastair Whitehead: Bass

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young and multi-talented bluegrass band to watch. Hailing from Toronto, this dynamic  quartet combines impressive bluegrass and old-time musicianship with a fresh contemporary appeal. 

Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound they blend lightning fast, devilishly intricate instrumentals with the evocative vocals of singer Frank Evans, who takes the lead on songs ranging from fine originals to rowdy old-time numbers. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences across the water in Canada and the USA. See them at Taliesin first – presenting their much-anticipated new album Queen City Jubilee.

On their new album Queen City Jubilee, The Slocans showcase their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time and folk with deep song-writing, lightning fast instrumentals and sawdust-thick vocals. With their trademark raucous energy, this new album presents The Slocan Ramblers at the top of their game – writing and playing tunes to keep you up all night.

Their list of Canadian awards and plaudits includes the Emerging Artist Award (Edmonton Folk Fest 2015) and Traditional Album of the Year Nominee (Canadian Folk Music Awards 2016). They have also been making inroads into the USA acoustic scene for quite some time (“one of the top discoveries From Folk Alliance 2014”– The Bluegrass Situation) and the UK is starting to catch on!

This is roots music without pretension, music intended to make you feel something – say hello to your new favourite band.

“If you’ve grown tired of the same old sounds, here’s a band who reinvents a genre.”   – Bluegrass Unlimited

"Contemporary bluegrass at its very best. […] Their third album, Queen City Jubilee, could be the one that propels them to the forefront of the acoustic roots scene.”   – Songlines Magazine (UK)

“Top class bluegrass”   – fRoots Magazine (UK)

“I love it – smokin’ bluegrass!”   – BBC Radio


Friday 2 November 7.30pm

Prices and Times:

Fri 2nd Nov


Pricing Information:

Full price:£ 12
Under 18's:£ 10
Full time students:£ 10
Senr.Citizens:£ 10
Other Conc.:£ 10