The Bow Legged Skeeter at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The Bow Legged Skeeter at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

The Bow Legged Skeeter

2pm Sat 10 June at The Minster Arms | Free
3pm Sat 10 June at The Minster Arms | Free

The Bow Legged Skeeter are a 5 piece band playing hard driving Bluegrass and American Old-Time music with an emphasis on strong vocal harmonies.

The band was formed in late 2009 as a result of a number of informal jam sessions playing American Old-Time and Bluegrass music. The Founder members were lifelong Bluegrass singer/guitarist Richard Thrift, Bluegrass Banjo player Charlie Cole, Mandolin player and singer Pete Minkey and his partner and Charlie's sister Lindsey Cole who sings and plays Double Bass. Not long after deciding to form a band to play the music they all loved, Weymouth based Bluegrass Fiddle player Nigel Canter was asked to join and duly accepted.

The Current line-up of The Bow-Legged Skeeter has seen the replacement of Richard Thrift with Guitar flat picker and Singer Richard Filleul who like the other original members is dedicated to replicating and performing this enchanting and unique style of music.

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