Oban date on Ranagri tour
Last time Ranagri were up north, they were supporting Del Amitri's Justin Currie at Perth Concert Hall.
Now the folk/world music band are back in Scotland and in Oban this month in their own right at The Corran Halls with opening support from their friend Steve Dagleish.
The gig, on Monday August 20, is Ranagri’s first headline Scottish tour, with a new album coming out on Stockfish Records at the end of the year and European and American tours planned for 2019.
The band brings together four virtuoso musicians who have entertained audiences all over the world with their mix of harp, flutes, bodhran, guitars and voices. The four members also lead busy and varying musical lives separately.
Eliza Marshall is principal flute on numerous film scores and albums having worked with artists including Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and Peter Gabriel. Eleanor Turner is a world-acclaimed harpist and composer, performing at venues including Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Berlin's Kammermusiksaal at the Philharmonie and Shanghai’s Conservatory of Music.
She is also Head of Harp at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Dónal Rogers is immersed in songwriting and writes with many of today’s leading artists, while Joe Danks, who started on drums at 11, tours folk clubs and festivals in the UK and regularly has his music played on Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music show.
Guest artist Steve Dagleish performs his original songs and interpretations of trad and modern songs at folk clubs, music venues and festivals.
He said: ‘I am thrilled to have been invited to open for Ranagri on this short tour of Scotland and especially this Oban gig. We crossed musical paths at folk festivals a few years ago and have joined forces since at several sell-out gigs south of the border. Our mutual love of Scotland drove us to put the tour together and we’re hoping this is the first of several visits.’
After Oban, the band will be at An Cridhe on Coll on Tuesday August 21 and at The Glass Barn at Isle of Mull Cheese, Tobermory, on Thursday August 23.
Ranagri come to The Corran Halls on Monday August 20 with special guest Steve Dagleish.