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Friday, November 24th, 2017
7:30 PM
We first saw Ranagri perform at a festival in the West Country three years ago, and - since then - have been very keen to book them for the Cruck Barn! They are a truly inspirational act!

'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


'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, presenter BBC Proms and Radio 3

'Echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds - cemented by
strong contemporary song-writing'.
Carl Corcoran, Presenter on RTE Lyric FM
​​​​Ranagri is a contemporary folk band of four musicians (Dónal Rogers, Jean Kelly, Eliza Marshall, Joe Danks)
who have come together to create some exciting new music. Consisting of flutes; Irish whistles; electric
harp; bodhran; guitar; bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting,
enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling.

Nestled between the Wicklow Mountains and Co Carlow, 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.

Ranagri were delighted to secure a record contract with Grammy Award Winning Record Label 'Stockfisch' in
2014 where they recorded the highly acclaimed SACD hybrid album 'Fort of the Hare'.
They have also published a book 'Song Folk Art' through Robinswood Press with an
accompanying Traditional Folk Album recorded throughout 2014.

Ranagri had a busy 2015/16 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 recently released an album with International star Tony Christie of an Irish Folk-Song album, tracing a
shared Irish heritage.

Plumhall

Winners of The Yorkshire Gig Guide award for Outstanding Songwriting

The Guardian and Observer's readers' Hidden Gem



Quotes:

"I'm a bit of a sucker for a powerfully played acoustic guitar and Plumhall deliver exactly that, twice over. Both Nick & Michelle possess voices that could easily be the focus of the duo, combined they deliver a mighty force. Smart lyric writing and wonderful harmonies set them above most of their contemporaries. Add to all that their easy stage manner and you've got yourself a great show. In all the acoustic touring that Erica Nockalls and I have done in recent years, it is rare indeed that we get to see writers and performers of such distinction."
MILES HUNT & ERICA NOCKALLS - THE WONDER STUFF

"Great stuff... a great duo"
DAVE PEGG - FAIRPORT CONVENTION

"A fine duo - go and see them if you get the chance"
STEVE KNIGHTLEY - SHOW OF HANDS

"Respect to Nick Hall and Michelle Plum. Great people, great artists..."
IAN McNABB - THE ICICLE WORKS/MERCURY PRIZE NOMINATED SOLO ARTIST

Energy and joie de vivre...articulate, penetrating lyrics with captivating melodies and irresistible choruses...arresting vocals and that big distinctive acoustic sound"
R2 MAGAZINE (read the full review)

"Feisty song writers...immediate comparisons are Richard and Linda Thompson and The Lilac Time"
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST (read the full review)

"The heavens open and talent pours out. A superduo with....a real sense of passion and attack"
FATEA MAGAZINE (read the full review)

"Like watching Springsteen and Emmylou - awesome"
STEVE CHAPMAN SMITH - RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY/THE TROUBADOURS