JUNO Award nominees, Newfoundland’s Rum Ragged, take a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home on the rocky, far eastern reaches of the Canadian Maritimes. Thanks to support from the Mildred McEvoy Foundation these champions of folk from the North will perform at the historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor on Friday, June 16.
With a reverence for their roots and a creative, contemporary edge, this young band has quickly become known as the finest performers of their great, living, musical tradition. Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar, and button accordion, these new rock stars of Canada’s East Coast music tradition enliven and enlighten audiences with their signature brand of Newfoundland folk.
Always honest, thought-provoking, and often humorous, it’s Rum Ragged’s live show that has made them a fast favorite with audiences. Their combination of striking vocal harmonies, staggering musicianship, and captivating storytelling gives has enthralled audiences. Since their inception in 2016, Rum Ragged has maintained a rigorous tour schedule, performing at some of the world’s premier folk, Celtic and roots venues all while managing to record 4 acclaimed, award-winning studio albums. Rum Ragged is not a run-of-the-mill folk band, they are the genuine article.
Advance discounted tickets are $20 and on sale now at the Opera House box office at 86 Townsend Ave., or by calling 207-633-5159. Regular tickets are available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and on the day of the show at the door. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., doors for seating open at 7.