Celtic Folk Festival – Orvelte!

During our own Celtic Folk Festival in Orvelte on Sunday 22 May, two fantastic bands will be on stage: Fling and Cochon Bleu. Of course we also bring our infamous chaos and close this party with a set that lasts more than 1.5 hours. The festival takes place during the day and children up to the age of 12 have free entrance, so bring the whole family!

Tickets: https://celticfolkfestival.com/tickets/


“Where is Dieb and when will he be back on stage with you?” A question we have been asked numerous times for almost two years now. Our beloved Raggle Taggle Gypsy himself gave you the answer to this question in an emotional video.

After 27 years Dieb has left Rapalje, due to health reasons. We can hardly express into words how sad this has made us. So many wonderful memories, on and off stage, and not just with us: with you also! We will continue as a band and are confident we can carry on in a way that honors all of the work our wonderful friend has put into this band. We love you, Dieb!

Maceál, William, David, Jeroen, Rosalie, Madelief, Britt and Franca

Theater Backstage Livestream

A new livestream, behind the scenes at our theater show in Stadskanaal on april 1st at 17:00h, we are going to do part of the build-up of our Scotland’s Story theater show together. William will probably be busy preparing the meal, our cool techs are carrying all kinds of equipment and the dancers are practicing their last steps.

Will you be there to see how it really goes backstage in the theater?

Live on on Facebook, YouTube and our website

Rapalje in Borne naar 10 september

In goed overleg hebben Rapalje en Kulturhus Borne besloten om een nieuwe datum te zoeken voor het theaterconcert van zaterdag 19 maart a.s.
De vaart zit te weinig in de kaartverkoop om er het grote verbroederende muzikale feest van te maken, dat we met ons allen voor ogen hebben.
Daarom wordt het concert verplaatst naar zaterdag 10 september en wordt Rapalje de seizoensopener van Kulturhus Borne. We hopen jullie dan te zien in Borne!


Be easy and free,

William, Maceál, Dieb & David

So many awards!

Wow what an honor! Yesterday, after our show in Het Kielzog in Hoogezand, we were totally overwhelmed by no less than 3 Fantasy Awards! We were personally presented with the awards by our good friend Mark van der Stelt from Vana Events.

The award for “Best Merch” for the Rapalje Songbook, “Thanks for the Laugh” for our bird show during Zomerfolk 2019 and the “Positivity award” especially for Maceàl who creates wonderful livestreams for you every Tuesday, even during the COVID years. We want to say a big thank you to everyone for voting and of course CeltCast for organizing these fantastic awards!

Celtic Folk Festival goes Open Air!

Celtic Folk Festival goes Open Air! May 22 in the museum village of Orvelte! With the best bands from Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival, we will soon announce who will play at this great festival, wonderful relaxed Folk music to enjoy with a snack or drink or walk around the beautiful market! You can also walk through this beautiful village

Of course we also play ourselves, so you don’t have to miss Rapalje’s stamping jigs and reels.

In collaboration with the Brokantien, we organize a nice Celtic festival market so that you can browse through all the beauty of our stands.

For the inner man there are more than enough stalls with good food and drinks, Celtic Folk Festival in Orvelte starts at 10:00 and closes at 17:00

We are so looking forward to the beautiful festivals that are coming up again, you don’t want to miss this one! Tickets are available here https://celticfolkfestival.com/tickets/


Where are we going to meet you?

Drunen, Hoogezand, Steenwijk, Deurne, Balk, Borne and more! Have you seen our pretty full agenda yet? We are very happy that we can finally show our show “Scotland’s Story” to everyone! So invite your friends, your parents, your children, brothers, sisters, grandpa and grandma or with whomever you want to experience unforgettable moments and let’s all be easy and free!

Full agenda and tickets: https://rapalje.com/agenda/

Harderwijk 2 april

Bad news unfortunately. In consultation with Theater Harderwijk, we had to decide to cancel tonight’s performance “Scotland’s Story” and move it to Saturday, April 2, 2022.

This decision was not an easy one; we have never canceled a performance due to weather conditions before and would have loved to brave the storm for you. However, your safety is our top priority. People with a ticket are also informed by the theater. Take care everyone today and see you soon!

A taste of Scotland’s Story

Our Scotland’s Story shows have all been sold out untill now, hopefully we can have more guests at the shows soon. So we wanted to give you a little taste of Scotland’s Story, a great new theater show with lots of song, dance and Rapalje joy for all.

We will be playing Scotland’s Story in many theaters in the Netherlands, check our agenda for a show near you, see you soon!


Rapalje & Crew




See you in Breda!


On February 12th we will come to Breda with our brand new theater show “Scotland’s Story”! There are still a few tickets available, but now show after show sells out fast, we advise you to act quickly.

During this show, with dance, sing-alongs like “Caledonia” and “Wat Zullen We Drinken” will pass by and of course songs from our most recent album “Scotland’s Story”. We also have a small selection of our merchandise and some special offers that only apply in the theaters. We are really looking forward to it and hope to see you at this special show!

Of course we can’t wait until everything is possible again without measures, but we see this as a step in the right direction. Check the measures in force regarding Covid via our agenda at the relevant theaters. We will keep you informed of all planned shows in the near future.