IT'S BACK to Narberth Queens Hall for foot-stomping dance folk music at this year's Span Arts Xmas Bonanza on Friday.

Having caused dancefloor mayhem from the Scottish Islands to the South of Italy, Sheelanagig are probably the most fun you can have with a fiddle, flute, guitar, double-bass and drums.

They are as physically relentless on stage as their music is – playing a unique and energetic blend of folk, jazz and world music.

Festival favourites at Glastonbury and Green Man their live show encompasses street theatre, elements of storytelling and acrobatics, and is sure to provoke a reaction – frenzied dancing and stage invasions are hazards on a really good night.

A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, you may be surprised to learn these boys are from the South-West of England.

Putting the groove into a selection of traditional and original European folk music dating from the medieval times to present day, it’s difficult for your limbs to remain stationary when you’re within earshot of them in full flight.

This year sees an exciting brand new line-up including flautist Luke Phillips-Griffiths fresh from the Newcastle folk music circuit, and Alex Bishop – acclaimed folk guitarist and luthier, who both bring an exciting new direction and energy to the groups much loved sound.

This spring the band are preparing to hit the road to tour across France, Switzerland and Australia and will return for the summer festival season and a UK tour in November.

For tickets head for the Span Arts website.