Ranagri, Rachel Baiman & Around About Dusk
Part of Bristol Folk Festival 2024
A 9% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.
Recommended age: 14+
Bristol Folk Festival brings exceptional uplifting and blistering americana to St Georges.
Fatea Magazine ‘Band of the Year’ (2022), Ranagri hail from Ireland and England. The band weave a mesmerising mix of harp, guitar, bouzouki, flutes, vocals and bodhran.
Classically trained, with a contemporary folk twist, Ranagri are as happy to make you dance, as they are to make you smile or shed a tear.
Acclaimed albums include ‘Playing for Luck’, ‘Fort of the Hare’ and ‘The Great Irish Songbook’ (with pop legend Tony Christie) all produced at the Grammy Award-winning Stockfisch Records.
Alongside Donal Rogers, Jordan Murray, and Eleanor Dunsdon, Ranagri is also home to the remarkable Eliza Marshall, an award-winning musician who has collaborated with Catrin Finch, Peter Gabriel, and performed as a soloist with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Royal Opera House.
‘You’re unlikely to hear anything more irresistible and more folky this year’ Louder Than War
Raised in Chicago, Baiman made her way to Nashville at 18 with the dream of being a professional fiddle player. Instead, she’s slowly becoming the voice of a generation.
Steeped in bluegrass and folk, Baiman’s latest release ‘Common Nation of Sorrow’ chronicles a USA (and world) in crisis. Economic injustice, intergenerational trauma and the rise of Elon Musk, are all laid bare, with humour and humanity.
Baiman’s skill as a musician (banjo, fiddle, guitar, vocals) has seen her record with the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Molly Tuttle, but it’s her voice and warmth that marks her a standout artist.
‘…iconoclastic folk, that will be handed down in song and record for generations’ American Standard Time
Around About Dusk
Are you ready for an adventure? Around About Dusk lead audiences on a magical journey through European Folk, New Orleans Jazz and old-time influences.
From European festivals to gatherings around English campfires, Rachel Lawrence (vocals, accordian) and the band (double bass, trumpet, clarinet) are fast becoming one of Bristol’s favourite exports.
‘Haunting melodies, tightly laced harmonies and rich vocals weave stories about wonder and nature with echoes of cabaret, chanson, early jazz and folk shifting around like growing shadows. Could be a new favourite band for you…’ Steve Henwood, Programmer Glastonbury Festival
Book a Saturday Day ticket for the afternoon session of Bristol Folk Festival featuring Ranagri, Rachel Baiman, and Around About Dusk. The Saturday Day concert runs 2 pm – 5pm.
Book a Saturday Day + Night ticket and join us for the daytime and evening concert featuring Spiers and Boden, plus Frankie Archer.
For a weekend festival pass see www.bristolfolkfestival.org
Saturday Day Tickets: £16
Saturday Day + Night Tickets: £35