Together we can help!

The culture industry is struggling. Many of our bookers have already had to let staff go or know that they have to do this soon, because the events and concerts they normally organize cannot take place this year. As a band we depend on these parties and owe a lot to them. That is why David started a crowdfunding. With these proceeds we hope to support at least some organisations, theaters, bands, stages,etc.: will you help? On our website we will regularly provide updates on who we can give how much, so that you know where your contribution will end up.

Back to school with Rapalje!


New live stream on Friday, May 8 at 4:00 PM (CET):
Due to the current circumstances, not only education is seriously disrupted. Artists also are going through tough times and need to change their compass. For example, there have already been a large number of online concerts by both national and international musicians and the (online) creativity knows no boundaries. Rapalje wouldn’t be Rapalje if we didn’t come up with something new!

On Friday, May 8th, in preparation of the reopening of Dutch schools, an alternative online lesson will be given from primary school De Westerburcht in Eelde, led by no other than four enthusiastic teachers with an unadulterated Highlander profile.

We have put together a tight curriculum with the following components:
– How do the instruments of Rapalje work and what is, for example, a Low Whistle, Gitouki or accordion?
– How about those costumes: does all of Scotland wear a skirt?
– Geography and history: crash course about Scotland and Ireland

The connecting factor is of course music! The phrase “Let the cobbler stick to his last” applies here. In the curriculum various Rapalje songs are included and applied to the situation of the youngest among us. The dreamer, the doer and the thinker: we’ll conquer you all with our unconventional and quirky range of lessons!

Rapalje Zomerfolk definitely to 2021

Good evening,

We have decided that Rapalje Zomerfolk cannot continue this year.

We have tried to find an opportunity to keep Zomerfolk in 2020, but unfortunately that is not feasible. We are unable to organize a successful event on the chosen date in September. There are a lot of people who are cooperating to make the festival a success and unfortunately the puzzle falls apart on (too) many fronts. Various exhibitors and bands are not allowed, technicians have other projects, volunteers are unable to attend. We don’t want to compromise on the quality of our beautiful festival. We cannot help but skip our festival this year 2020. It is such a fantastic festival for us and we hope you all come on June 5 and 6, 2021. We are having a very difficult time with Rapalje with many uncertainties and we try to give you a nice moment every week with our live streams!

Purchased tickets: all tickets will remain valid for the festival in 2021 and this will be a great edition where we will celebrate our anniversary. If you are unable to use the weekend of 5 and 6 June 2021, we offer you the opportunity to convert the tickets into a credit for other concerts and events where we perform.

Be healthy, easy and free

Rapalje Live Concert @ William’s

We’ll visit William’s place. This can only mean one thing; a great Sunday afternoon! Get your drinks, grab a bowl of crisps, prepare the barbecue for after the stream and enjoy a Sunday afternoon with William at the farm.

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You can buy a ‘ticket’ for this livestream or for the effort we take to bring all this live music to you: what you pay for this ticket is totally up to you!

Rapalje Live Concert @ the Woods

We are going to look for fairytales, wild animals and maybe some gnomes. In addition we are going to play your favourite songs!

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You can buy a ‘ticket’ for this livestream or for the effort we take to bring all this live music to you: what you pay for this ticket is totally up to you!

Easter Live Concert with Rapalje @ Maceál’s home

Join us for lots of live music in this special Easter Sunday live stream! We will also be decorating Easter eggs, searching for eggs, giving you tips and of course playing your favourite songs.

This stream is for free, but if you wish to support us directly, please buy a ‘ticket’ at

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Join our StreamTour!

Our 25th anniversary year unfortunately is going very differently than planned, but we are staying positive and instead of you coming to us, we will be coming to your house!

Get your ticket (voluntary contribution) to our livestream concerts, invite friends and family to watch from a distance and join us in a world full of music and fun. Be easy and free when you are dancing with me!

First upcoming livestreams (will also be staying available afterwards and this list will be updated everytime a new live stream is confirmed):
– Sunday April 12th: Easter special from Maceál’s Home!

Ways to support us:
Livestream (also to re-watch) and tickets:
Get us a coffee:

Streaming tour drinking with you @ O’ceallaigh

Next Sunday, be online with us!

We are going to our favourite pub and play, drink, talk, show, and have a lot of fun with you at home!

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You can buy a ‘ticket’ for this livestream or for the effort we take to bring all this live music to you: what you pay for this ticket is totally up to you!

New Streaming tour – Rapalje Live


Tonight we will be live at Castlefest TV and this sunday we are doing our streaming tour at our favorite Irish Pub O’Ceallaigh in Groningen. Put on your dancing shoes and join us live at

Stay safe, be easy and free, we hope to see you there!