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Ranagri (contemporary celtic folk) supported by Steve Dalgleish
August 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm| £10.00
£10 per ticket. Bar open 30 minutes before concert starts.
Ranagri is a contemporary folk/world music band featuring Dónal Rogers, Eliza Marshall, Ellie Turner & Joe Danks, consisting of flutes; Irish whistles; electric harp; bodhran; guitars; piano; bouzouki and voices..
Dónal Rogers’ vocals, forcible and fresh with influences from folk to world music and a powerful message to boot. A band who exude good times and happiness but are not afraid to tackle serious issues like homelessness and the current trend for fake news which surrounds us.
‘When the faces of one hundred plus people leaving a concert are, without exception, beaming from ear to ear, with many eagerly clutching their newly purchased and signed CDs, it stands a good chance that the evening has been a successful one. Such was the case last night as Ranagri made a triumphant return to St. Edith Hall’.
David Pratt FATEA Magazine
Ranagri bring catchy hooks and sublime instrumental blends to trad tunes as well as their original songs, characterised by Donal’s ability to spin a great yarn. Robust bass lines flow from Ellie Turner’s fingers at the electric harp, the perfect partner to Eliza Marshall’s finessed flutes and whistles. Joe Danks’ bodhran has a boisterous energy that takes the drum kit role and pays it forward with irresistable cross-rhythms and the addition of stomp box and African udu. Ranagri are set for their busiest year yet with tours in the UK and Germany and the much anticipated release of their fourth studio album (Stockfish Records) Autumn 2018.
You’re unlikely to hear anything more irresistible and more folky this year. – Mike Ainscoe, Louder Than War.
There’s little to use as a point of reference when you discuss the sound created by Ranagri, stunning, dazzling, remarkable, any of those will do. – Tim Carroll, Folk Words
How often do you hear a sound that’s completely new, which has great energy and immediately makes you want to dance? I’ll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don’t mind… – Katie Derham – BBC Proms -BBC Radio 3
Ranagri – Album of the Week – ‘Voices’ If they’re not playing near you buy the album, if they are – buy the album and go see. – Neil King, Fatea Magazine
The name Ranagri?
Between the Wicklow Mountains and Co Carlow in south eastern Ireland, lies an area of farmland;
a place of untouched natural beauty,
of peace and contemplation. This idyll is called Rathnagrew (pronounced Ran-ag-rye!). It’s where
Dónal’s family come from and still live today.
The Birth of Ranagri
Eliza Marshall has performed and recorded with Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Williams, Katie Melua, Bat for Lashes, Radiohead, The Divine Comedy, Sam Smith etc. On films for Hans Zimmer/Ridley Scott, Danny Elfman/Tim Burton and as soloists on the likes of Robin Hood and Prometheus. It was through touring with Peter Gabriel that the band Ranagri was born.