Rum Ragged | Twin Embers
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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This concert will celebrate the life of Margaret Sargent-McTaggart, often overlooked as the initial creator of the National Museum of Canada’s folksong research program in 1950. This program collected and documented folksongs in Newfoundland in the 1950s and 1960s. Originally from Ontario, and after spending some time in Newfoundland, Mrs. Sargent-McTaggart settled in Vancouver.
This concert is being sponsored by a generous donation from Steve Cleary & Art Price. Thank you for your support!
Formed by Aaron Collis and Mark Manning, Rum Ragged takes a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home, Newfoundland. These new champions of East Coast music enliven and enlighten audiences with both songs and tune sets which they deliver with an honest swagger that is far beyond their years. With reverence for their roots and a creative, contemporary edge, this young band has quickly become known as the finest purveyors of their great living musical tradition. These 2021 Juno Award Nominees take a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home, Newfoundland. With a reverence for their roots and a creative, contemporary edge, this young band has quickly become known as the finest performers of their great, living, musical tradition.
Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar, and button accordion, these lads present their signature brand of Newfoundland folk. Always honest, thought-provoking, and often humorous, Rum Ragged’s live show makes them a fast favourite with any audience. Their combination of striking vocal harmonies, staggering musicianship, and captivating storytelling gives concert-goers an experience they won’t soon forget. Since its inception in 2016, Rum Ragged has maintained a rigorous tour schedule, performing at some of the world’s premier folk, Celtic and roots venues all while managing to record four acclaimed, award-winning studio albums.
Rum Ragged is not your run-of-the-mill folk band - it is the genuine article.
- 2021 JUNO Awards Traditional Roots Album of the Year Nominee
- 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards New and Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee
- 2021 ECMA Traditional/Roots Album of the Year Nominee
- 2021 Music NL Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year Winner
TWIN EMBERS WILL OPEN THE SHOW
Having lived coast-to-coast, and little bit everywhere in between, Danielle Leonard has worked with a variety of bands over the years, both in the studio and on the road! She is an experienced performer and instructor in various Celtic and Canadian styles, and has toured across Canada and the United States, both as a solo and group performer. Danie loves to try new takes on old tunes, and incorporate her own tunes into the mix. Hailing from the West Coast of Canada, Annika Wilson has made quite the name for herself as one of Vancouver's finest fiddlers. Inventive and lively, Annika's fiddle style is heavily influenced from Cape-Breton and Scotland, but is in no way bound by it. Her music has led her to perform on both coasts of Canada, the US, & Ireland. She has also received instruction from some of North America's top fiddlers including Mairi Rankin, Natalie MacMaster, & Liz Carroll.