Totally Plucked - Shropshire Village Halls

We have a couple of Whalebone Totally Plucked concerts coming up in Shropshire! Tomorrow night we are playing at Tilstock Village Hall, the week after in Rushbury Village Hall 😀 Details are on the Gigs and Tickets page on this website.

Totally Plucked sees Steve and Char loading up the car with a huge array of guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis and a Shruti Box... and bringing them to a village hall near you.

We performed the first Whalebone Totally Plucked concert at Eaton Constantine village hall at the end of January. Here's what folks said about it:
'Whalebone's Totally Plucked set is live performance at its most scintillating. Their art is to craft a dynamic, rhythmic, melodic wall of sound and deliver their clever arrangements with virtuosity. Close your eyes and you could believe there are twice as many musicians on stage. Forget big venue celebrity concerts - it is a greater privilege to be able to find live performance this good in an intimate setting.'
Mick - concert organiser

Whalebone Totally Plucked Shropshire Village Halls

New Album and Book - Understories

For a little while now we've been a bit secretive anytime anyone has asked when a new Whalebone CD will be released, but now at last we can reveal all! Over the last 18 months, we've been collaborating with the wonderful poet Jean Atkin to create an album and book based on the new folklore of Shropshire. There are tales of grisly murders, haunted roundabouts, pigs kept in railway stations, not to mention a boy who burrowed under a church, accompanied by ten new Whalebone tunes. For more information and to preorder the CD and book see below.

Understories - Whalebone & Jean Atkin

Wolverhampton Literature Festival - Flocks of Words this Friday

Greetings Cards - Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin Free P&P

We've had a really positive reaction to the artwork for Totally Plucked and many people have suggested we get some greetings cards produced, so we have! The cards are square (148 x 148mm) and produced from 350 gsm silk card and supplied with a quality white envelope and left blank inside so can be used for any occasion.

Guitars pictured:

Taylor 314ce, Martin 000C-16RCTE, Gibson Les Paul Heritage 80, Taylor 8-string Baritone


Fylde Touchstone


Fylde Octavius

We are selling them for £3.50 each including P&P, or 5 for £10.00 inc P&P. You can order them via our website by clicking the links above or the image below, which will take you to our buy page, scroll down till you see the cards:


Totally Plucked

Sarah, our violinist, will be a bit less visible in 2019 while she works to recover from a long-standing injury. The core Whalebone shows this year will therefore be a great opportunity to see Steve and Char in action as a duo, showcasing new arrangements of both brand new material and lots of old favourites. This new venture for the dynamic duo will use the strapline: 'Whalebone - Totally Plucked' to hint at the guitary-ness of the show and also the rather unplanned, unexpected direction they will be taking. It also made the three of us giggle, so that too. 

If you're missing a fix of fiddler, you will be able to catch Sarah at performances of the Flocks of Words collaboration with Kate Innes (details on our Gigs and Tickets page), and we hope she will be back to full strength and as good as new before too long! See you in 2019!

Whalebone Totally Plucked

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