Pan-Celtic from Canada
2013 Jack Richardson Music Award Winners for Traditional Folk-Roots
Nominated 8 times for Traditional Folk/Roots and World Music Awards
Since their debut in 2008, RANT MAGGIE RANT has consistently won over audiences at festivals, folk clubs, town halls, churches, concert halls and symphonic stages. The original goal was to take traditional Celtic music as the foundation, then liberally and unapologetically colour outside the prescribed lines. In a nut-shell, have fun!

Traditionalists love their approach, as they respect the time honoured styles. Drawing on the music from the seven Celtic nations, the obvious Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, and the lesser known Isle of Mann, Galicia(Spain) and Brittany(France), as well as from Quebec and Canada's East Coast, new Celtic music listeners are drawn to RANT MAGGIE RANT's fusion of World influences. The ensemble moves effortlessly from Irish jigs to Galician munieras, from Scottish marches to Breton an dros, driving them with Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, African hand drumming and percussion, blues/rock guitar backdrops, revved up tempos, unexpected time changes, and a unique rhythmic attack. Their repertoire combines contemporary compositions with traditional tunes, often blending them together to deliver an intoxicating performance.

 

 

RMR News 

Hello RMR Friends!

We have a lot of news to announce...

Upcoming shows, reviews of past shows and events, a new video, upcoming CBC award nominations and announcing our new web-site!
 
Recently we had the enormous pleasure and privilege of sharing the bill with the luminous, transcendent and very talented Loreena McKennitt, who performed with Brian Hughes on guitar/bouzouki and Caroline Lavelle on cello. Also on the bill, Trent Severn (comprised of trio Emm Gryner, Dayna Manning and Laura Bates), the incomparable Cedric Smith, Stratford's Islanados and the Stratford Central Singers, along with host and MC Barbara Budd. What a great line-up to be part of at Stratford's Knox Presbyterian Church in a fundraising concert for The 14th World Festival Of Children's Theatre.This rare international children's event comes to North America for the first time, to Canada and Stratford, June 5 - 14, 2016. For more information on this festival click here: World Festival of Children's Theatre

After RMR kicked off the second set, Trent Severn joined us for a tune before we exited the stage.


Rant Maggie Rant and Trent Severn during sound-check.
 
For the whole shebang go here: Newsletter

 
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Upcoming Concert Dates

Guelph, ON - Lakeside HOPE House - A BENEFIT for HOPE House

Lakeside HOPE House, 75 Norfolk St., Guelph, ON

 

Rant Maggie Rant's very popular Christmas show: Frost & Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration. A benefit to support HOPE House.

$20 Advance, $25 Door Age limit: All ages

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Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room

Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

 

RANT MAGGIE RANT will be bringing their 6th annual Frost & Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration! Tour to Hugh’s Room on December 4 to spread a little Celtic Christmas cheer. This marks the first time the band has brought this very popular Christmas show to Toronto.

$25 Advance, $27.50 Door

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Dorchester, ON - Private Event

Private Event, Dorchester, ON

 

Frost & Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration! Private Event

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Stratford, ON - Knox Presbyterian Church

Knox Presbyterian Church, 142 Ontario St., Stratford, ON

 

A BENEFIT for Knox Church! Frost & Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration! With Special Guests: Dan Stacey, Graham Hargrove, Lucinda Jones & Rosanna Vito.

$25 Advance, $30 Door Age limit: All ages

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