StreamTour: Dieb is Back!

Our livestream on Thursday, July 2nd is one you’ll want to see! Then, for the first time since March 15th, our raggle-taggle-gypsy Dieb will be joinin us again to play some songs for you! So make sure you’re ready with your drink at 8pm (CET) so you can let him and us know in the comments how happy you are about this. We are very excited!

Collector’s Items in our webshop!

As Maceál already told during Keltfest Online, we have found some old and rare pieces of merchandise. Test DVDs, mini CDs and more that are all in perfect condition but have never been in our webshop. We are now going to sell all these items and we have all signed them! Be quick because of most of them only a few are available and these will never be for sale again!

Collector’s Items:

Rapalje re-opens WILDLANDS!

We have already visited many special locations during our live streams, but Monday May 25th will certainly be one of the highlights of our career. Due to the COVID-19 situation, WILDLANDS Adventure Zoo Emmen (NL) had to close its doors for a long time. As from Monday, this beautiful park will be open to the public again and we will play during this festive moment! Watch the live stream at 10:00 am (CET) or watch it back later; it will certainly be unforgettable. Would you like to visit WILDLANDS? Then go to and reserve a day for your visit. And to support us, get your ‘ticket’ for this livestream at:

Let’s celebrate that this is a cautious step in the right direction and hopefully we can experience more and more of these wonderful moments together (online or in person). Be easy and free!

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.

Your favourite sailor songs @ a lake

We will go sailing on a boat with you! Come along and enjoy the waves, while we go through our repertoire to see which sailor songs we can play for you. Drunken Sailor, Irish Rover, Skye Boat Song; these are of course a ‘must’ but we will play a lot more!

See if we can keep it dry during this live stream on Saturday, May 2nd at 17:00.
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!

Zomerfolk 6 & 7 June 2020 Canceled

Dear visitors of Zomerfolk,

With pain in our hearts we have decided that Zomerfolk cannot take place on 6 and 7 June 2020.

We are currently living in an unreal world in which we want to try to protect you.

We realize that we are early with this decision and that we do not know what the state of play will be in June. However, as a band we come in many places and that is why we also come into contact with many people. We therefore consider the risk too great.

We warmly support our colleagues and in particular the organization of Keltfest and Elfia – who also have an event planned in the near future -. We really hope that their events can continue.

Because we really need a party like Zomerfolk now, we are investigating the possibilities of having it take place in September this year. Tickets already purchased remain valid.

We will keep you informed!

Be easy and free,

Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival

Celtic Folk Night Kirchhatten

25 Jahre Rapalje feiern wir am 24. Januar in Kirchhatten während der Celtic Folk Night!

Nächstes Jahr ist Rapalje 25 Jahre zusammen und wir feiern das dieses ganzes Jahr mit euch! Während unserer Auftritte nehmen wir du mit auf eine musikalische Reise durch das schottische Hochland, die irischen Ebenen, Pubs und Tavernen. Für den Fan ein absolutes Muss und für diejenigen, die uns noch nicht kennen, zweifellos die Entdeckung des Jahres. Gönnest du sich ein einzigartiges Erlebnis und einen wundervollen Abend und hörst du sich wunderschöne Baladen an, tanze zu aufregenden Jigs und Reels und Toast sich auf Leben!

Tickets sind vor Ort erhältlich.