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 https://rapalje.com/nl/stream

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

Sold out shows!

 

Yes! Our shows next weekend in Sassenheim and Oss are sold out, check our agenda for a show near you and we will see you there. https://rapalje.com/nl/agenda/

David’s Mystery – Celtic Folk Festival

Last week David announced a mystery, we are going to do something new. This year we are transforming three of our coolest shows to a new Celtic Folk Festival, on the picture David shows our first show in EM2 Groningen. Zomerfolks best bands are coming, will we see you there?

Tickets for EM2 Groningen, Bremen and Speyer are available on Celtic Folk Festival

Presenting our new album in o’Ceallaigh Irish music bar – Rapalje Show 86

Welcome to the live stream in o’Ceallaigh in Groningen, Holland.

It’s a traditional music pub where we started making this music. We couldn’t play any instruments many years ago. We learned the music here in this Irish pub

In this video, we’re going to play our new album “Scotland Story”

NEW ALBUM “SCOTLANDS STORY”

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Video: I visit patron Michael. Can you guess where I am? Rapalje Show 65

Can you guess where I am? Please write it in the comments from the YouTube video.

We will send a goodie bag to the person who guesses it right the first time!

Our patron Michael Witt invited me to his home!

He performs in the band Verus Viator
https://www.facebook.com/SpielleytVerusViator/
http://verusviator.de
https://www.youtube.com/chann…/UCq2EbWsqlRku2A50y1GkLQQ/feed

& Emscherflute: https://www.facebook.com/Emscherflute-217732804921973

Support us at: https://www.patreon.com/rapalje_celtic_folk_music

Longest Welch word: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3b2F-bkAdM

Longest German word: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhsEhBZ8q6Q

In this episode we talk about hobbies and the longest word in the world..

Rapalje
p.a. Nieuwe Ebbingestraat 133
9714 AM  GRONINGEN
Netherlands

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Video: Home is where my friends are at Castlefest in the Netherlands!

We really feel at home at Castlefest. You too?

Imagine yourself in a completely different world at Castlefest,

the Fantasy festival of the Netherlands. A fest for young and old, where, as soon as you enter the gates, you find yourself in the Other World. Castlefest is a total experience with lots of music, fantasy writers, themed catering, medieval crafts and a large market which offers everything a fantasy fan is looking for.

A large amount of bands are performing at the various festival stages, from Pagan Folk to World Music, from Medieval Rock to Indie. In short, for each music lover his own!

Castlefest characterizes itself by a unique ambiance. This makes that regular visitors are looking forward to the next edition a year in advance. It creates a feeling where you find yourself in a completely different world, causing a daze and homesickness for weeks after the event took place.

The Castlefest-feeling is difficult to define, but something everyone needs to experience themselves…

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Video: The Craic was 90 in the Isle of Man @ Castlefest – Rapalje Celtic Folk Music

“The craic was 90”: A fantastic, brilliant time.

The craic, pronounced crack, refers to the laughter and banter that goes with having a good night out with friends. If the craic was 90 it means it was exceptionally good and you were having the time of your life!

The phrase became well known from the late sixties onwards because of the song, The Craic was 90 in the Isle of Man..

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Video: “I’m Into Folk” from Bart Peeters, The Radios

Bart Peeters komt op de proppen met I’m into folk.

Tijdens een optreden van The Pogues op Pinkpop had Bart Peeters gezien hoe een duidelijk door de folk geïnspireerde groep als The Pogues het publiek kon begeesteren, beter nog dan de Red Hot Chili Peppers. Als het mij nu eens zou lukken, dacht Bart, al die folkclichés in één liedje te vatten. Hij ging op zoek naar een geschikt doordeweeks riedeltje op zijn gitaar, zo eentje, of het nu folk is, of flamenco of wat dan ook, dat vlot in het gehoor ligt. Daarmee zou de song moeten beginnen en dan zouden de clichés de revue mogen passeren. I’m into folk moest , dat wou Bart , cabaretesk klinken, grotesk zelfs. Het nummer werd uiteindelijk een pastiche, een doelbewuste slechte nabootsing van de oerdegelijke Ierse folkmuziek. Begin 1989 geraakten The Radios met I’m into folk tot in de staart van de BRT Top 30

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Aftermovie Zomerfolk 2018!

Yes!!! Finally the official aftermovie of the Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival 2018 is online: Have fun!

Video: “The Stride” at Dieb’s home

Today we play ‘The Stride’ for you.

This is one of my favorite pieces, because I can play my violin really wild.

Have fun!

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