Fatea Band of the Year 2022
Ranagri are Eliza Marshall, Dónal Rogers, Jordan Murray and Eleanor Dunsdon. They have forged a new and contemporary sound on the folk scene, winning audiences at home and internationally, an energetic festival band yet equally at home with their more intimate writing and thought provoking lyrics. They are as happy to make you dance as they are to make you smile or shed a tear, passionately delving into current world topics, playing with politics, and creating uplifting music to lyrics with great depth.
Their recent release - Tradition II - is the sequel to acclaimed album Tradition - exploring traditional folk songs - deconstructing and reconstructing - trying to eek out alternative meaning whilst adding the unique Ranagri flavours; harp, flutes, guitars, dulcimer and percussion all woven together with lead vocals and harmonies. With 5 acclaimed studio albums under their belt, they enjoy working with Stockfisch Records in Germany, and Wrasse Records in UK.
'Voices and instruments combine to astound the listener with some of the most attention-grabbing music I've heard in a long time’ FRUK 2022.
Festival performances include Cambridge, Towersey and Montelago, venues as diverse as Birmingham Symphony Hall to Topic Folk Club, all of which are loved in equal measure. Recent headline slots include Lyme Folk Weekend and Baa Fest and last Autumn they toured throughout Germany, followed by a new collaboration with pop legend Tony Christie with a second album set for release in 2023.