The Waterboys
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1982
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The Waterboys

The Waterboys Biography (Wikipedia)

The Waterboys are a British-Irish folk rock band formed in Edinburgh in 1983 by Scottish musician Mike Scott. The band's membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland with Edinburgh, Dublin, Spiddal, New York and Findhorn, serving as homes for the group. Mike Scott has remained as the only constant member throughout the band's career. They have explored a number of different styles, but their music is mainly a mix of folk music with rock and roll. They dissolved in 1993 when Scott departed to pursue a solo career. They reformed in 2000, and continue to release albums and tour worldwide. Scott emphasises a continuity between The Waterboys and his solo work, saying that "To me there's no difference between Mike Scott and the Waterboys; they both mean the same thing. They mean myself and whoever are my current travelling musical companions."

The early Waterboys sound was dubbed "The Big Music" after a song on their second album, A Pagan Place. This style was described by Scott as "a metaphor for seeing God's signature in the world." Waterboys chronicler Ian Abrahams elaborated on this by defining "The Big Music" as, "...a mystical celebration of paganism. It's extolling the basic and primitive divinity that exists in everything ('the oceans and the sand'), religious and spiritual all encompassing. Here is something that can't be owned or built upon, something that has its existence in the concept of Mother Earth and has an ancestral approach to religion. And it takes in and embraces the feminine side of divinity, pluralistic in its acceptance of the wider pantheon of paganism."

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The Whole of the Moon
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Fisherman's Blues
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Fisherman's Blues
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And a Bang on the Ear
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And a Bang on the Ear
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The Stolen Child
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The Stolen Child
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How Long Will I Love You?
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How Long Will I Love You?
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This is the Sea
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This is the Sea
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Upcoming Events

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Aug
2018
The Waterboys, Van Morrison and Hothouse Flowers
Wrest Park, Milton Keynes, UK
21
Sep
2018
The Waterboys, The Stranglers, Quireboys, P.P. Arnold, The Correspondents, Molotov Jukebox, Gwenno, Rhys Lewis, Peatbog Faeries, Baka Beyond, Steve 'n' Seagulls, Charlie Dore, John Otway, Bev Lee Harling, Stevie Neale, Mad Dog Mcrea, Himalayas, Coco and the Butterfields, The Normals, Bez, Ailbhe Reddy, Young'uns, Jill Jackson, The Eskies, Trad.Attack!, Winter Mountain, Auction for the Promise Club, The Changing Room, Uncle Frank, Emily Capell, Kitty Macfarlane, Tokyo Taboo, The Hut People, Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Oompah Brass, Hannah Sanders, Seven Cities, Dom Duff, The London African Gospel Choir, Crawford Mack, Los Pacaminos, featuring Paul Young, Hollie Rogers, Honey & The Bear, The Oggymen, Gaz Brookfield & The Company Of Thieves, Stephen James Smith, Falmouth Soul Sensation, Lorna Reid, Sam Richardson, willie and the bandits, K-Lanta, Joli Blon, Lorraine Lucas and Keltique
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015-06-27T18:05:15
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2015
Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1989
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1989-06-17T18:05:15
17
Jun
1989

Glastonbury: 1989

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1986
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1986-06-20T18:05:15
20
Jun
1986

Glastonbury: 1986

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1984
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1984-06-24T18:05:15
24
Jun
1984

Glastonbury: 1984

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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