Folk songs unrooted from the archives juxtaposed with self penned material give the Rapparees a unique flavour and a sense that the tradition is not just being preserved but that it is indeed alive and kicking.
Alive and kicking!
The Rapparees are based in Belfast & have been putting their own spin on folk & traditional Celtic music for 15 years. Theirs is a distinctive sound, the kind forged growing up together.
Vocals, Guitar, Viola / Joe McKeague
Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Bouzouki / Gerry McNeill
Fiddle, Whistles, vocals / Kevin Mawdsley
Bass, Button Accordion / Stephen Flanagan
Guitar, Tenor Guitar, Banjo / Conor McCaffrey
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