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Hailing from the Black Shuck-haunted fenlands of East Anglia, SHEM FILLMORE explores English folk music, with its many forms, facets and connections, leaving no stone unturned. With violin, 10-string mandolin, vocals, dancing wooden dolls and more...

   He deep-dives into the history of the music, as well as incorporating influences and inspiration from the here and now. The mission: Roots Music for the 21st Century.

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Quartet

Shem
Fillmore
Quartet

The Shem Fillmore Quartet explores English traditional music and takes it to new places - delving into its own musical history and inspired by Latin American and Jazz influences picked up along the way. Little-known tunes, old classics, new compositions - from foot-stomping party folk to moody ballads. Let us take you on a journey!

“Shem Fillmore is an absolute force of nature. He is a brilliantly eccentric and virtuosic musician, and his shows are at once musically tight, entertaining and enlightening."
 
"His band has a line-up of stellar musicians, performing tight and quirky arrangements of traditional folk tunes from the UK and beyond, adding improvisation and Latin-infused grooves to the melting pot of flying folk medleys.” 

Rachel Hayter

flautist, composer and member of Alvorada

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Tom Mellins Lambstock 2023
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Tite Smith's Lambstock 2023
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Perch Lake Polka (El Vermut 28/04/23)
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The Brick Makers (El Vermut 28/04/23)
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tour

Upcoming Gigs

21/05/2024
Folk & FoOls with Zach Thompson
Skehans FReehouse
06/07/2024
Shem Fillmore Quartet
at Folk in a Field 2024!!
11/07/2024 19:30
Shem Fillmore & ADINA PRESMAN
Soho Folk & Blues @ CUTS
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