“Echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds, cemented by strong contemporary songwriting”. Carl Corcoran, RTE Lyric FM
Ranagri is a contemporary folk/world music band featuring Dónal Rogers, Eliza Marshall, Ellie Turner & Joe Danks, consisting of flutes,Irish whistles, electric harp, bodhran, guitars, piano, bouzouki & voices..
Dónal Rogers’ vocals, forcible and fresh with influences from folk to world music and a powerful message to boot. A band who exude good times and happiness but are not afraid to tackle serious issues like homelessness and the current trend for fake news which surrounds us..
“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
Since forming in 2013, Ranagri have recorded three studio albums at Grammy Award WinningRecord Label Stockfisch Records, with their latest record ‘Playing For Luck’ released in January2019. Acclaimed previous albums are Fort of the Hare (2014) and The Great Irish Songbook withpop legend Tony Christie (2015). ‘Voices’, recorded at Real World Studios and produced byGrammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth, and ‘Tradition’, were both released on GoatskinRecords in 2016.
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 BirminghamSymphony Hall, Fairfield Halls, The Union Chapel, Buxton Opera House and Camac Harp Festivalin France to name a few. Combining their love for world music, they have collaborated with topIndian musician Kuljit Bhamra OBE, and members of Britten Sinfonia at The Bhavan Centre,London.