Fri 24th March, 20178:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
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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
Inspired by the craftsmanship of songwriters Neil Young, John Martyn & Nick Drake, Hull-born, London-resident Steve Dagleish now performs his original songs, interpretations of ‘trad’ and modern songs, at folk clubs, music venues and festivals.
In 2015, Steve supported Chris Wood, collaberated with Ranagri and headlined Saltburn Folk Club’s ‘Original Alternative Concert’. His debut album ‘Only Losers Write on Bridges’ received extensive airplay on mainstream and digital radio stations.
He toured the UK in Spring 2016 following sell-out London headline gigs with son John Dagleish. Steve played several festivals in the Summer, has just released a second album ‘Yours for Eternity’ and is currently recording a Graeme Miles song collection.
“Utterly lovely, like an angrier Nick Drake” Bob Fischer BBC Tees
“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’