Shiftipig are an eight-piece folk group based in Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire. They play traditional tunes and songs with a Celtic flavour as well as original compositions on a variety of instruments fiddles, cittern, highland bagpipes, Scottish small pipes, flute, whistle and more!
Formed in 2003 Shiftipig are:
Gordon Bown (double bass, cello, fiddle, bouzouki)
Helen Bown (fiddle)
Peter Halkon (cittern, guitar, vocals)
James Thomas (mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, accordion etc etc!)
Hannah Wainwright (flute, cello, whistles, Highland and Scottish small pipes)
Heather Wainwright (flute, whistles, Highland pipes)
Liz Wainwright (whistles, Highland pipes, vocals)
Patrick Wainwright (Bodhran, percussion, vocals)
Winners of 2006 Brigg Fiddle Festival Busking competition they play mainly Scottish and Irish music and their own material. They recorded their first CD in 2007 at Fairview Studios in Willerby, played on the Beverley Folk festival Fringe 2005 and 2006 and on the main bill in 2007. In 2009 they featured on BBC Radio Humberside's St Patrick's Day. In 2010 and 2011 they provided the music for the Wild about Wood festival at Castle Howard.