'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
Alt folk band Ranagri are 4 Irish and English musicians; combining Voices, Guitar, Bouzouki, Flutes, Whistles, Harp/Electric Harp, Bodhrán/Drums.
Since forming, Ranagri have recorded three studio albums at Grammy Award Winning Record Label Stockfisch Records, with their latest record ‘Playing For Luck’ released in 2019. Acclaimed previous albums are 'Fort of the Hare'. 'The Great Irish Songbook' with pop legend Tony Christie, ‘VOICES’ - recorded at Real World Studios and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth, and ‘Tradition’, which were both released on Goatskin Records.
Festival performances include Cambridge, Gate to Southwell, Wath, Lyme Folk Weekend, Trinity, Bloom (Dublin) and Purbeck. No strangers to large venues, Ranagri have performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Fairfield Halls, The Union Chapel, Buxton Opera House and Camac Harp Festival in France to name a few. Combining their love for world music, they have collaborated with top Indian musician Kuljit Bhamra OBE, and members of Britten Sinfonia at The Bhavan Centre, London.
Touring with Justin Currie (of Del Amitri) at Islington Assembly Hall, Perth Concert Hall, Holmfirth Picturedrome and Cambridge Junction, followed by a tour of Scotland and Germany saw Ranagri writing & recording
'Playing For Luck' released in 2019
2020 - a very testing year for all, with the cancellation of tours in both Britain and Europe.
Ranagri bunker down in the studio to write and record their next album TRADITION II, due for release in November 2021
PLAYING FOR LUCK
‘Luck is the aftermath of brilliance. Nothing short of Magnificent. The detective in the listener knows they have struck gold. 9/10’
Ian D Hall - Liverpool Sound and Vision
‘An album of tremendous class. The highest level of artistry permeates this release, both in terms of composition and musicianship’
David Pratt - Fatea Magazine
‘Luck has nothing to do with it, this sets a very high bar for the next twelve months’.
Mike Davies - Folking.com
Allan Wilkinson - Northern Sky Magazine
‘Joyous and thoughtful, with a depth that repays careful listening in spades.
Makes for enthralling listening’
Johnny Whalley - Folk Radio UK
'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
"You're unlikely to hear anything more irresistible and more folky this year".
Louder Than War.
'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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