Bristol and Bath
´Stunning, dazzling..remarkable´ FolkWorlds / ´A great sound´ FATEA
Doors open 7.30 pm. Steve Dagleish onstage at 8.00 pm. Ranagri onstage at 9.00 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon, 6 minutes walk. Please note the venue consists of both seated and standing areas- to ensure a seat please arrive early.
Ranagri produce an electrifying mix of virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling combined with their own unique take on old and new folk songs. The London based band are a combination of Irish and English musicians; Dónal Rogers (Vocals/Guitar), Eliza Marshall (Flutes/ Whistles), Ellie Turner (Electric Harp) and Joe Danks (Bodhrán/Guitar).
Securing a record deal with Grammy Award Winning Record Label ´Stockfisch´, the band recorded the highly acclaimed ´Fort of the Hare´ in 2014- that year saw them also also publish the book ´Song Folk Art´ through Robinswood Press, released with the accompanying album ‘Tradition’.
Since 2014 Ranagri have performed and toured with pop legend Tony Christie, released their second album ‘Voices’ (2016) with Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth, and toured extensively with Del Amitri’s Justin Currie. Festival performances include Cambridge, Gate to Southwell, Wath, Lyme Folk Weekend, Stourbridge, Trinity, Bloom and Purbeck Folk Festivals. No strangers to large venues, Ranagri have performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Fairfield Halls, The Union Chapel, Buxton Opera House to name a few. Combining their love for world music, they collaborated with top Indian Musicians Kuljit Bhamra OBE, Sanjay Guha, M Balachander and members of Britten Sinfonia at The Bhavan Centre, London.
“Ranagri ... stunning, dazzling, remarkable...’Tim Carroll, FolkWorlds
“You’re unlikely to hear anything more irresistible and more folky this year”. Mike Ainscoe, Louder Than War
Album of the Week: “Ranagri - both on the new album ´Voices´ and on the stage - are a band that deliver a great sound. If they´re not playing near you, buy the album, if they are - buy the album and go see”. Neil King, Fatea Magazine
“Creating a trademark sound that’s becoming ever more familiar as they continue to make waves on the UK and European folk scene”. Folk Radio UK
The quintessential folkie, Steve Dagleish’s style follows a long line of great British singer-songwriters, from Roy Harper to John Martyn. His beautifully compassionate songs range from the personal to the political, always sung with searing honesty and told with a razor-sharp focus on the things that truly matter. He plays this evening accompanied by Ben Richardson on additional guitar and Carolyne Locher on backing vocals.
“Steve Dagleish is a wonderful, engaging performer who combines all the skills of the best singer songwriters.“ Trevor Lloyd Songwriters Circle Radio Show, 10 Radio
“There was a time when I’d say that a big label should snap him up but in the current climate I’d say he was doing well enough by himself.“ Dai Jeffries Folking.com
“The essential ‘man with guitar’ album will never go out of style, it’s just that some do it so much better than others. To hear how it should be done listen to ‘Yours for Eternity’ from Steve Dagleish.“ Tim Carroll FolkWords
Saturday 23rd March · 7:30PM · The Slaughtered Lamb · Clerkenwell · £10.00