Annually, hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn to Maxville, Ontario to witness an outstanding display of music, dance, sports, fiddling, pageantry and tradition in true Scottish style. Rant Maggie Rant is pleased and privileged to be special guests at this year’s highland games, performing at the Metcalf Centrestage at 5:00 pm.
Audiences always have a rousing good time at Rant Maggie Rant concerts. The band likes to mischievously colour outside the prescribed lines. During their concerts, the quintet will deliver a beautiful traditional ballad, chase it up with an Appalachian-style groove and end with a killer jig or reel.
Traditionalists love their approach, as they respect the time-honoured styles. Drawing on the music from the seven Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, and the lesser known Isle of Mann, Galicia (Spain) and Brittany (France), as well as from Quebec and Canada’s Maritime Region, a legion of new Celtic music listeners and fans are drawn to Rant Maggie Rant’s fusion of World influences, including Latin, Middle Eastern and African hand percussion and rhythms.
Rant Maggie Rant brings together five superbly talented musicians: Mark Fletcher (whistles, tenor mandola, accordion, Scottish small pipes, guitar, bodhran, background vocals), Lindsay Schindler (fiddle, background vocals), Glen Dias (lead vocals, recorders, percussion), Rob Larose (percussion – drum kit, cajon, djembe, dumbek, congas, background vocals) and Barry James Payne (guitars, harmonica, background vocals).
Based in Stratford, Ontario, Rant Maggie Rant has been wowing audiences on the road for the past three years at festivals, concert halls and symphonic stages in Canada and the U.S. with their outstanding artistry and on-stage vibe. A tight, coherent unit, Rant Maggie Rant takes audiences on a unique journey through Celtic music, appealing to both traditionalists and those who enjoy the evolution of sound.
JUST THE FACTS
Event: Rant Maggie Rant in concert at Glengarry Highland Games
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Metcalf Stage, Glengarry Highland Games, 34 Fair Street, Maxville, ON
Admission: $20.00 per person and free for children 12 years of age and younger