Pan-Celtic from Canada
Trad-Folk-World-Roots-Cabaret-Celtic-Fusion!

2015 Australian Celtic Award Winners for International Artist of the Year
2013 Jack Richardson Music Award Winners for Traditional Folk/Roots
Nominated 9 times for Traditional Folk/Roots, World Music and Celtic 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.

 

 

Upcoming Concert Dates

Previous events

Date Event Location
Sarnia, ON - Imperial Theatre w/Sarnia School of Irish Dance  
London, ON - Richards Memorial United Church  
Seaforth, ON - Northside Church  
Stratford, ON - Revival House  
Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room  
Aylmer, ON - Aylmer Performing Arts Centre  
Port Huron, MI (USA) - McMorran Theatre w/ The International Symphony Orchestra  
Sarnia, ON - Imperial Theatre w/ The International Symphony Orchestra  
Dorchester, ON - Private Event  
Caledon, ON - Claude Parlour Concerts  
Stratford, ON - Knox Presbyterian Church  
Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre - SOLD OUT!  
Brantford, ON - Sanderson Centre - Matinee  
Aurora, ON - Aurora Cultural Centre - SOLD OUT  
London, ON - Aeolian Hall w/ Special Guests Trent Severn  
Parry Sound, ON - Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts  
Toronto, ON - Jane Mallett Theatre - Modern Knowledge Event  
Miller Lake, ON - Private Event  
Kincardine, ON - Bluewater Summer Playhouse Kincardine, ON Kincardine, ON
Stratford, ON - Revival House w/ The Young'uns Stratford, ON Stratford, ON