Folk Bands and Artists
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. “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 Cambridge Folk Festival 2015).
Genre: Alt Folk
GIGS COMING UP
Saturday 23rd March · 7:30PM · The Slaughtered Lamb · Clerkenwell · £10.00