About The Band

Run out the Guns was formed in late 2009 and are a five piece acoustic line-up featuring Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Bouzouki, Bass and Percussion.

Mixing their own music with songs, shanties, jigs and reels from the distant past to the modern day.

They have been described as a “Folk, Punk, Blues, Rock, Country, Irish Mash-Up”, and are the perfect band to get the ale flowing and feet stomping wherever they play.

Run out the Guns have played more than 500 dates since they formed, also touring with known names such as:

Mad Dog McCrea, Harp & A Monkey, The Lancashire Hotpots, The Oldham Tinkers, Dave Sharp of The Alarm, Blackballed.

The band have also played many festivals including Middlewich Folk & Boat, Shanty UK Festival Ellesmere Port, The Ravonstonedale Festival, Holmfirth Festival of Folk, Gloucester Shanty Festival, Blackthorn Music Festival, Town Hall Sessions Festival. They are also regular performers at Strummercamp, Wigan Diggers, and Boothstown Beer Festival.

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  • A.J. Tranter (FATEA Magazine)
    No airs or graces, no pretence, just fine quality musicianship and raw enthusiasm make this album what it is ... The choruses and rhythms are equally infectious and it's success is down to its refined simplicity....this album is sure to please all comers!
  • Maurice Hope (AmericanaUK)
    Run Out The Guns is the kind of act folk festivals and beyond would love to have play for them. For the quartet is accomplished in all departments, not least is the superb musicianship as fiddle, Bodhran, Irish tenor banjo, guitar, percussion, mandolin and harmonica
  • Sarah Bellis (CAMRA)
    We won't be booking Run Out The Guns for Bent n Bongs beer festival in the future.... What's the point in having a beer festival when the band keep the audience away from the bar dancing all night?
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