Sheepstealers play (mostly) traditional, (mostly) English, (mostly) folksong and dance tunes accompanied on the somewhat unlikely line-up of four saxophones (baritone, tenor, alto and soprano) plus double bass.

Sheepstealers started off as a project to see if a set of traditional folksongs and tunes could be arranged for a saxophone quartet to record. Subsequently, Sheepstealers were invited to perform a selection of these arrangements at a concert by Paul Sartin’s Andover Museum Loft Singers & Belshazzar’s Feast and thus did Sheepstealers take to the stage.

Sheepstealers take their name from a song “The Sheep Stealer”, collected by the Hammonds from Mrs Edith Sartin of Corscombe, Dorset around 1906.

The programme has not yet been published yet.

When it is, the programme for Sheepstealers will appear here.