'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 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
Ranagri have been busy with performances at Cambridge, Gate to Southwell, Wath, Stourbridge
and Purbeck Folk Festivals, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Folk on the Quay and combining their love for
world music they have collaborated with top Indian Musicians at The Bhavan Centre,
London – the largest Indian Music Cultural Centre outside of India which has hosted the likes of Ravi Shankar and
George Harrison. 2016 will see them release a new album and a British tour planned for September onwards.
Ranagri have also recently released an album with International singer
Tony Christie of an Irish Folk-Song album, tracing a
shared Irish heritage.
'Every now and again the Folk music world needs a gentle kick up the backside and we should be eternally grateful that the four members of Ranagri have slipped into their best Doc Martins to do just that'.
Beverley Folk Club
'Echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds - cemented by strong contemporary song-writing'.
Carl Corcoran, RTE Lyric FM
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