Merry Hell & Ranagri

Merry Hell performing, they're an eight-piece band
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150 Minutes
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Merry Hell performing, they're an eight-piece band
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Multi-award winning Merry Hell offer joyful, uplifting folk-rock, with a message for troubled times.

Native to the North-West of England, the 8-piece musical charabanc was built from the embers of the much-loved folk-punk band The Tansads, before developing a life and feel all of its own.

Their energy and passion is complimented by their love of what they do and desire to share hope and togetherness with as many people as are willing to listen. Through 6 well-received albums and hundreds of gigs, they’ve offered voices of hope and beacons of light to anyone valuing both melody and positive humanity.

Their live appearances have won many admirers, a recent review referred to ‘every performance a celebration’ and they are currently holders of’s Best Live Band Award. The group performs as either a full electric 8-piece or a slimmed down, more acoustic 6-piece but offer all the song, all the spirit and all the energy, whichever format takes to the stage.

Emergency Lullabies, their latest album, gained wonderful reviews and a place in the UK Official Folk Chart, and the 2021 single When We Meet Again hit No.8 in the USA Folk Radio charts – all confirming that this is a band on the rise!

Joining Merry Hell on their Spring tour are Alt folk band Ranagri who are 4 Irish and English musicians; combining Voices, Guitar, Bouzouki, Flutes, Whistles, Harp/Electric Harp, Bodhrán/Drums. Since forming, Ranagri have recorded three studio albums at Grammy Award Winning Record Label Stockfisch Records, and are recording their fourth which will be released in Spring 2022.

Acclaimed previous albums are ‘Fort of the Hare’. ‘The Great Irish Songbook’ with pop legend Tony Christie, ‘VOICES’ – recorded at Real World Studios and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth, ‘Tradition’, which were both released on Goatskin Records and ‘Playing For Luck’ released in 2019.

Combining their love for world music, they have collaborated with top Indian musician Kuljit Bhamra OBE, and members of Britten Sinfonia at The Bhavan Centre, London. No strangers to large venues, Ranagri have performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Fairfield Halls, The Union Chapel, Buxton Opera House and Camac Harp Festival in France to name a few.

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