Newfoundland’s Rum Ragged get off The Rock to make their Carleton debut on Friday, July 20th. Showtime for these trad specialists is 10 PM and admission is $15 at the door.
Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis, along with Anthony Chafe on bodhran and Michael Boone on bass and banjo, the band has garnered respect from a loyal, ever-growing fan base, as well as their musical peers. From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, they pay homage to the greats who came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their own. Rum Ragged released their debut album in the summer of 2016. In the fall of 2017 they released their hugely successful Rum Ragged At Christmas and will be releasing their much-anticipated third studio album in the summer of 2018.
Rum Ragged delivers the full traditional spectrum live, equally in intimate pub shows or on large festival stages.
Accolades include an ECMA nomination in 2017 for Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year, the 2017 Music Newfoundland Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year award in 2017 and the Roots/Traditional Artist of the Year award from MusicNL in 2016.