Video: Scotland’s Story at Castlefest

Two thousand years ago the Celts were driven off of mainland Europe.

All Celts? No, one band bravely resisted the influx of modern pop and rock and found their own place in the world of music.

Armed with nothing but their voices and instruments, Rapalje is raiding clubs and halls far and wide, looking for victims to carry away on a musical journey through Scottish Highlands, Irish valleys, taverns and inns.

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s dance…

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Video: Last concert before our holidays – Rapalje Show 62

Good evening, from this little village in Germany called “Ekern”.

This is a very old farmhouse. Like ages the whole family has been working here.

We’re going to watch my colleagues to get dressed. Because about an hour ago we were standing outside here. Naked on the farmland for a sexy beard photo picture

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Video: Livestreaming from Maceál’s holiday in Spain – Rapalje Show 61

I’m sitting here, I really got nothing, only a rental car and my drone and my phone.

It’s also a very nice test if it’s even possible to do a livestream from the most remote area we can find right here in In Spain.

I’m sitting here on the stones Lights from a car and now I can relax and start my live stream in Guadalest. With a beautiful castle over there. I saw a nice lake A really Blue Lake.

I got your comments. I see you I see you there. I’m not all alone. The Internet is very good at some point but very bad when you’re remote like here in the middle of the mountains. I want to talk about my trip here in Spain, I’m on holiday And I made some really beautiful videos,

We have something new.

I’m trying it here during my holidays here in Spain and that’s this very lightweight bag. I just was trying if this is any good to travel with because it’s It’s only fabric it’s only cotton with ropes on it and I was using as a backpack. I just put it on our on our shop on internet on our home page So if you have someone to travel around with this backpack from Rapalje. I had really heavy stuff in it I really packed it full of things.

It is a special holiday here in this area it’s the reason that all shops are closed And that’s the reason that it’s there’s really nothing here in this area in Spain right now To be honest: I don’t feel very secure here and if something happens, well This is where I am: The worst situation I could think about doing a livestream for you

There are eight patrons who subscribed for patron for $20 a month I would like to send you t-shirt in any color. You can choose your own color And these patrons are Michael Witt, Lorna Wilbur, Nina Simon ,Simone Baumgarten, Penny Carlsen, Bjorn van Rijszen, Ernarapaljefan Kraaij and kalotte. I will ask you for an address you get a link where you can find your own color in the T-shirts we will order for you. Design will be the same. Print will be the same, color print will be the same. You can choose your own color t-shirt and then I will send it to you. So you get your own special designed color T-shirt at your wish!

Be easy and free when you’re traveling with me, bye!

THE RAPALJE BAG

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Video: Let’s design your new T-shirts – Rapalje Show 58

Your new T-shirts!

I would like to have some ideas about the new T-shirts we are going to design. Because you have to wear them. Or you may want to wear them. I need to know what you like.

We are going to design a T-shirt you actually want to wear. A T-shirt you like. First thing is the shape of the T-shirt and the fabric.

No matter if you’re a man or a woman. You can choose for a V neck.

We need to pick a colour that you choose the most and that you want. Most bands have black, most people want black. We are selling much more black T-shirts than any other colour. In the summer we are going to have a new colour for sure It would be nice if we could have your own T-shirt. Your own colour. That’s actually not a bad idea. To have your own design T-shirt. That’s something for Patreon. If you want your own T-shirt. Something I can think about for Patreon: Your own colour, your own print A very special made T-shirt and we send over.

Do you want the front and back? With, for example, a text. My idea is to put a logo on it. Either the newest logo or an older logo. Or both logos. Please comment on that.

I think this colour would also look amazing on a very dark brown for example. For now I want to make the T-shirt for our show theatre show “Into Folk”. So when you want to buy the CD you get the T-shirt and we get a package. You’ll get many things. So please write in the comments.

What shape of T-shirt? Which colour Print? on the back or the front?
Or both Old logo? New logo? And what about the text? For example: “I’m Into Folk” Or another one. On the front? Or on the back? On which colour of T-shirt?

So give us ideas. Write the comments as much as you can.

One big thing to help us out is to be a patron on patreon.com. And you will help me out to get the lights to run the studio. To get the gear. To make Rapalje Shows. And to do all the work. And because of our patrons I’m really never going to quit this. And do a live stream and edit then for YouTube as well.

There are some patrons who are really generous. I really like to thank some special patrons: Michael Witt, Bjorn van Rijszen, Simone Baumgartner, Lorna Wilbur, Penny Carlsen and kalotte. These are the patrons that really deserve to get their names on the live streams and Rapalje Show edits from YouTube. Thank you very much!

A very good text for a T-shirt, I know: “Be easy and free” Bye, see you next time Next week on Facebook live And every Sunday on YouTube.

Yours, Maceál

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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: “Still Into Folk” Theatre concerts with Irish dance – Rapalje Show 56

We are still into folk for 22 years right now!

And I hope you are too. So let me know if you are still into folk, if you’re into folk. Or if you’ve been into folk. Or you don’t want to be into folk. Or you want to be into folk.

“Into Folk” is one of the CDs we made many years ago. Made in the “Archeon” in The Netherlands. We are also going to do a theatre concert Called “Still Into Folk”. With or without Irish dancing.

The CD “Into Folk” Is actually our first Album We’re going to play songs from this CD in our theatre show And we will also play, of coarse, songs from our new upcoming Album.

You also can tell us which song you like from this Album and then tell us that you want to hear it in the theatre show If you want to know which songs are on this CD go to our homepage: rapalje.com. Go to the shop. Go to the CD “Into Folk. You can listen to all the songs for free on our homepage. You don’t have to buy this CD These are the last CDs.

We are selling the CDs and we’re not making new ones. Not from this older “Into Folk” Album So they are available as long as we have supplies

Be easy and free.

And I see you next Tuesday live on Facebook At 20:00 in the evening. CEST.

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Video: The Skye Boat Song – Outlander Theme Song

The Skye Boat Song” is a modern Scottish song which has entered into the folk canon in recent times.

It can be played as a waltz, recalling the escape of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

The text of the song gives an account of how Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as a serving maid, escaped in a small boat after the defeat of his Jacobite rising of 1745, with the aid of Flora MacDonald. The song draws on the motifs of Jacobitism although it was composed nearly a century and a half after the episode it describes.It is often supposed that it describes Charles’s flight from the mainland, but this is unhistorical. The only time Charles was in Skye was when he left Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides to avoid the increasingly thorough Government searches.

(Wikipedia)

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Video: How Patreon works for a band like Rapalje

Thank you very much for being our Patron. It means a lot to us!

It means that you are supporting the things we love to do.

We produce 2 videos every week:

The Rapalje Show: Every Sunday we sit down with you and talk about what we are doing for you and show the things you love to see! We play music, Vlog our journeys and respond to your comments..

Music video: Every Wednesday we share the thing we do best, making music! Live shows, New Songs and Tunes, Tracks from our CD’s

Your money will help me make this content: video shooting and editing, mixing and mastering. Your support makes it possible for me to use the gear for the videos: camera’s, gimbles, laptop computer, studio room, lights, etc. and allows me to focus on making great music for YOU!

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Video: Galway Girl – Here’s to You @ Castlefest World Music Festival

Imagine yourself in a completely different world at Castlefest world music festival

The Fantasy festival of light in 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.

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.

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