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Mar 24th 2017 @ Chapel Arts Centre

Bath, Uk
I Was There
Friday, March 24th, 2017
7:30 PM
Chapel Arts Centre
Bath, Uk
Ranagri (pronounced Ra-na-grye) produce an electrifying mix of virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling and their unique take on old and new folk songs.

The London based band are a combination of Irish and English musicians with voices, guitars, flutes, whistles, electric harp, Irish harp and bodhrán. Ranagri have been making waves on the folk scene, recently appearing at major Folk Festivals in Europe and the UK.

Ranagri met Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth when he attended their concert at Union Chapel, London. Pleeth then took them to Peter Gabriel's world-famous Real World Studios to record an album which combines their own songs and instrumentals with traditional folk Songs such as High Germany and The Snow It Melts The Soonest all performed and arranged in Ranagri's inimitable style. Ranagri fuse original song writing and vibrant instrumentals to produce a highly charged mix of folk and world music.

Quotes and Reviews

"How often do you hear a sound that's completely new and immediately makes you want to dance? I'll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don't mind..." Katie Derham - BBC

Ranagri's flute and harp infused set who wasn't conjuring up visions of the airier moments of sublime Jethro Tull was pitifully short, yet gave enough of a flavour to mark them on the list for the next possible wallet lightning raid on the CD stall. Mike Ainscoe - Louder Than War (review of Cambirdge Folk Festival 2015).

The standard of musicianship tonight was second to none as the band delivered two excellent sets. The band's musical magic was evident in some of the most flawless playing the Wheelhouse has been witness to over the last 77 shows the venue has staged. Allan Wilkinson - Northern Sky Magazine

Quality contemporary songwriting enhanced by beautiful neo-Celtic sounds. Carl Corcoran - Presenter RTE Lyric FM's Blue of the Night

Quite possibly one of the best bands we have seen in 2014. Their music is in the main self penned and lyrically has a folk feel to it, but the sound they produce is a mixture of music and rhythms from everywhere in the world. It is so very hard to find a genre to fit them into. Les Jones - Woodman Folk Club


Twitter: @RANAGRI