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Treebeard have been a popular attraction on the pub, festival & beer festival circuit for many years now, with regular appearances at Sheffield, Derby, Tamworth, Newark, Stockport, Lincoln, Stoke & Barnsley festivals, as well as Earls Court for the Great British Beer Festival, and the Cropredy fringe. In 2017 the band played at Rockstock & Barrel, Holmfirth Folk Festival, Altrincham, Marlpool & Hope Valley Beer Festivals, Sheffield's Sharrow & Peace in the Park Festivals, Worrall, Festival8, Farmer Phil's, Solfest, Tramlines, Lancaster and Whitwell Festivals.
The band play lively Celtic folk-rock; traditional & original songs & tunes on a variety of acoustic instruments, always guaranteed to get an audience up & dancing.
They describe their style as 'Heavy Wood', releasing a first CD of that name in 2002, and a second CD 'Reel Ale’ in 2010. Their video for 'Over The Hills' has won the runner up prize in the 2 weeks 2 make it filmmaking competition 2011, as well as attracting over 220,000 youtube views.
The band have been through a number of line-up changes over the years and are currently led by founder member Chris McMahon (of Haze, Strongheart, Silverwheel, Outlandish Knights, etc), with long time flautist/fiddler Ceri Ashton (Cadellin, Mother of Crows, Jabberwocky, Outlandish Knights), and new members; percussionist James Howe (Bellhagg Orkestar, Silver Darlings), singer/songwritier Rob Lowdon (Jabberwocky, Broadsword) and singer/guitarist Paul Pearson.
We have just released a new CD 'New Leaves', available at the concerts, our website and to download/stream from itunes, bandcamp, amazon etc.
The Gardeners Rest is a community run pub in Neepsend, Sheffield. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our beer selection and the regular arts and musical events held in the pub. We’re also proud that we, the customers, own and run the pub as a community project. So not only do we have a great pub to drink in, we also undertake charitable work with vulnerable adults and people with learning difficulties, by providing employment opportunities and meeting space. As we’re fond of saying: we’re more than a pub, we’re a community hub.
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