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December 26, 2019IM -
Hailing from rural towns on the island of Newfoundland, one of the world’s richest hubs of folk and traditional music nestled at the easternmost point of North America, the band Rum Ragged has a passion for collecting and arranging the undiscovered traditional songs and tunes of their home. In their fourth album, the 10 songs on The Thing About Fish come together to focus on fishing in Newfoundland—the region’s biggest industry.
Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar, and button accordion, Rum Ragged offers arrangements of traditional Newfoundland folk music. This album—like all the band’s previous work—is an attempt to capture the traditional songs in Newfoundland and Labrador and preserve them before they are lost.
Rum Ragged co-founders Mark Manning and Aaron Collis, and band mates Colin Grant and Zack Nash, all are members of Local 820 (St. John’s, NL).