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Band bringing folk music from their Newfoundland home to Preston and Chorley

Posted on - 27th May, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Chorley News, Chorley town centre, Music, Preston News, What's On in Preston, Wyre News
Rum Ragged Pic: Jeff Miller and Charlie Benoit
Rum Ragged Pic: Jeff Miller and Charlie Benoit

A band from the eastern Canadian island of Newfoundland are set to play gigs in Preston and Chorley.

Rum Ragged are said to take a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home.

With a reverence for their roots and a creative, contemporary edge, the young band has become known for their performances of the living musical tradition.

Featuring bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar, and button accordion, these new champions of East Coast music enliven and enlighten audiences with their signature brand of Newfoundland folk.

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The band is made up of Mark Manning (lead vocal, guitar), Aaron Collis (accordion, mandolin, vocal), Colin Grant (fiddle), Zack Nash (bouzouki), and Billy Sutton (bodhran, bass, percussion, vocal).

They will be playing tracks from their their fifth full-length studio album Gone Jiggin’, including never-before-recorded traditional Newfoundland folk songs.

Rum Ragged will perform on Thursday 30 May at Bleasdale Parish Hall, where tickets are available for £10.69/£8.55 by calling 01254 66360.

The band will appear at Chorley Central Library on the following Monday (3 June). Tickets for this show are £10 and can be obtained by calling 01254 660360.

For more information and the latest news, visit the Rum Ragged website.

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