'You're unlikely to hear anything more irresistible and more folky this year' - Louder Than War.
'Oozes class' - Fatea Magazine.
'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 BBC PromsKatie Derham - BBC Radio 3 BBC Proms
"There's little to use as a point of reference when you discuss the sound created by Ranagri - stunning, dazzling, remarkable, any of those will do". Tim Carroll, Folk WordsTim Carroll, Folk Words
Ranagri have recorded three studio albums at Grammy Award Winning Record Label Stockfisch Records, with their latest record ‘Playing For Luck’ released in January 2019. Acclaimed previous albums are Fort of the Hare (2014) and The Great Irish Songbook with pop legend Tony Christie (2015). ‘Voices’, recorded at Real World Studios and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth, and ‘Tradition’, were both released on Goatskin Records in 2016.
Festival performances include Cambridge, Gate to Southwell, Wath, Lyme Folk Weekend, Trinity, Bloom (Dublin) and Purbeck. No strangers to large venues, Ranagri have performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Fairfield Halls, The Union Chapel, Buxton Opera House and Camac Harp Festival in France to name a few. They appeared on The Terry Wogan Show in 2014, and are played on all major folk and BBC Radio Stations. Combining their love for world music, they have collaborated with top Indian musician Kuljit Bhamra OBE, and members of Britten Sinfonia at The Bhavan Centre, London.
Ranagri toured in 2017 with Justin Currie (of Del Amitri) at Islington Assembley Halls, Perth Concert Hall, Holmfirth Picturedrome and Cambridge Junction, followed by a tour of Scotland and Germany whilst writing and recording their latest album ‘Playing For Luck’ at Stockfisch Studios throughout 2018.
Workshops & Masterclasses
The four members of Ranagri give regular workshops at festivals, EFDSS, The Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire etc. These range from songwriting, deconstruction & arrangement of traditional folk songs, African Rhythms and an introduction to regular & ethnic instruments.