Today we have a double treat for you! And it features a band that not only plays at Zomerfolk this coming weekend, no they also have a new album out very soon!
And we were lucky enough to be allowed to listening to it even before it is released. Who are we talking about? Of course it is Shantalla !

Shantalla is one of those bands that hardly needs an introduction. A staple of the “trad style” folk scene, it is virtually impossible that any folk lover not know about them. For that matter, it is also virtually impossible not to love them!

This Irish/Scottish combination plays both their own work as well as traditionals, but when they play these trads they certainly make them their own! Highly experienced musicians, each of them alone, but when they combine you can just feel the magic happen and the music come to life! Nowhere is this more evident than on their new album ‘From the East Unto the West’, where they combine their skills and styles to create a work of art! Amazing rhythm guitars and epic vocals (in every sense of the word). Haunting uilleann pipes and classical violin alternating with fierce fiddles. But it’s hard to put into a small text on social media, and so our own Cliff has written a beautiful and extensive review of the album, go read it at

Are you excited yet? Well, we are, so please join us in front of the stage at Zomerfolk, where Shantalla will play on the main stage on Sunday at 17:30 CET