Saturday 25th August
Ranagri supported by Steve Dalgliesh
‘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 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.
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.
Ranagri are delighted to have secured a new recording contract with Grammy Award Winning Record Label ‘Stockfisch’ early in2018 where they are currently recording a brand new (as yet untitled) album which will be released on SACD – CD & Vinyl in autumn 2018.
They have also published a book ‘Song Folk Art’ through Robinswood Press with an accompanying Traditional Folk Album recorded throughout 2014 and the critically acclaimed 2016 album VOICES.
For the duration of this major tour, they will be ably supported by the superb singer-songwriter and guitarist Steve Dalgleish.
Tickets are available priced just £8 (£5 concessions)* from Music Glue (external link)
Saturday 29th September
Jenny Biddle (live album recording) + John Craigie
A sublime event co-headlining between Aussie and resident Borderer Jenny Biddle, and Los Angeles-based John Craigie. Both are consummate songwriters and musicians, telling tales ranging from the heartbreaking to the outright hilarious, each in their own very different styles.
For this evening Jenny Biddle will be recording a live album, creating a very special atmosphere.
Tickets are available priced just £12 (£8 concessions)* from Music Glue (external link)
Saturday 10th November (STC)
Something Very Special…
Keep this date free. Something very different and full of energy is coming to St Boswells Live!
For tickets to all shows, and more information, go to www.musicglue.com/stboswellslive *
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