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Sheela-na-Gig

Miss Darla: Dulcimer, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Mandolin, Vocals | Lee Christie: Percussion, Vocals, Woodwinds | Paul Castellanos: Banjo, Bass guitar, Fiddle, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Mandolin

Genre: Acoustic, Rock, World

Sound description: Celtic folk rock, ranging from haunting ballads to Irish drinking songs, from original tunes to amusing covers.

No shows scheduled | Post a show |

Synoposis

Inception: San Diego, 2004

Background:

Sheela-na-Gig, or The Sheelas as they are also known, have played festivals, pubs, wine bars, backyards, benefits, vaudeville shows, coffee houses, and living rooms. According to the band, “We’ve been told we sound like a female version of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, but in the mountains, drinking moonshine and singing of our kinfolk back in Ireland and Scotland.”

As of 2011, the band includes founding members Miss Darla (guitar, vocals, mandolin, mountain dulcimer) and Lee Christie (vocals, percussion, Irish whistles), with occasional fiddle, mandolin,
banjo, bass, and guitar support provided by Paul Castellanos.

A standard at the annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day festival, they play regularly at Wine Steals in Cardiff.

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