Thurs 23 Feb: Ranagri/ Steve Dagleish

The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, EC1V 0DX Doors open 7.30 pm £10 adv BUY NOW/ £12 door

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Please note, the venue has seating for 50 and standing room for 50 more. The venue does not offer reservations- to ensure you get a seat please arrive in time for doors opening at 7.30 pm.

Nestled between the Wicklow Mountains and Co Carlow, Ireland, lies an area of farmland; a place of untouched natural beauty, of peace and contemplation. This idyll is called Rathnagrew (pronounced Ran-ag-rye). It’s where Ranagri’s Dónal Rogers family come from and still live today.

Consisting of flutes, Irish whistles, electric harp, bodhran, guitar, bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling.

Signed to Grammy Award Winning Record Label ‘Stockfisch’ , in 2014 the band released the highly acclaimed album ‘Fort of the Hare’. They have also published a book ‘Song Folk Art’ through Robinswood Press with an accompanying traditional folk album.

Live highlights In 2015/16 include performances at Cambridge, Gate, Southwell, Wath, Stourbridge and Purbeck Folk Festivals, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Folk on the Quay. Consolidationg their love for world music the band have also collaborated with leading Indian Musicians at The Bhavan Centre,London – the largest Indian Music Cultural Centre outside India.

‘Echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds – cemented by strong contemporary song-writing’. Carl Corcoran, RTE Lyric FM

How often do you hear a sound that’s completely new, which has great energy and immediately makes you want to dance? I’ll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don’t mind… Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3

Inspired by the craftsmanship of songwriters Neil Young, John Martyn & Nick Drake, Hull-born, London-resident Steve Dagleish performs his original songs interspersed with interpretations of ‘trad’ and modern songs at folk clubs and festivals across Britain – recent highliughts heve seen him play to a packed Bush Hall and sell out the renowned Green Note three times.

His debut album received extensive UK airplay, including support from 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, and saw him record live sessions for Bob Fischer’s superb BBC Tees radio show, Lincoln City Radio and many more across the country.

His recent album release ‘Yours for Eternity’ was shortlisted for Best Album by a male artist by ‘FolkWords’ in their 2016 review of the year.

‘Utterly lovely’ Bob Fischer, BBC Tees

“The essential ‘man with guitar’ album will never go out of style, it’s just that some do it so much better than others..’ Tim Carroll ‘FolkWords’

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