New Roots presents…. Ranagri + Steve Dagleish
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 included 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,STEVE DAGLEISH performs original songs interspersed with interpretations of ‘trad’ and modern songs at folk clubs and festivals
across Britain – recent highlights have seen him play to a packed Bush
Steve’s debut album ‘Only Losers Write on Bridges’ 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 and many more across the country. Steve spent most of 2016 touring and writing a second album of original songs. ‘Yours for Eternity’ was launched in October 2016 and shortlisted for ‘Best Album by a Male Artist’ in the highly respected ‘FolkWords’ 2016 review of the year.
“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’
“Utterly lovely, like an angrier Nick Drake” – Bob Fischer BBC Tees
New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.
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