RiRa

RiRa

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RíRá is a contemporary trad band from Galway, set on reinventing traditional music with a unique, infectious energy and enthusiasm. Contemporary interpretations of traditional songs and imaginative arrangements of tunes and original pieces, has earned this band a strong following internationally.

Biography

RíRá is a seven piece contemporary trad band from Galway. Formed in 2002, the band has developed a reputation as fine entertainers, bringing a unique, infectious energy and enthusiasm to their performance. Their contemporary interpretations of traditional songs and tunes coupled with their imaginative take on contemporary pieces, has earned this band a strong following across the country and internationally.

RíRá have worked with the Saw Doctors on several occasions and played support for them in The Black Box in Galway. The last 18 months have been hectic for the group, following a very successful single release “Bring It All Your Love” the band was chosen to play at Dublin’s Hard Working class Heroes Festival.

More recently the band have completed a number of gigs in Germany, which were hugely successful and the band have also appeared on Abair Amhrán, a popular Irish music programme on TG4, Ireland’s Irish language channel, which has also featured top international Irish acts such as Paul Brady and Liam O’Maonlai of the Hot House Flowers.

Recent performances:

July 1st, 2006: Roundstone Arts Festival
RiRa played an acoustic session to a full house as part of the Roundstone Arts festival. Other festival performers included The Walls, Roesy and Noelie McDonnell

June 30th, 2006 Barnaderg Traditional Festival
RiRa played a festival headline gig to a full house at The Red Gap in Barnaderg. Other performers included Seán Keane, Sharon Shannon, Mike McGoldrick

May 28th, 2006 TV Abair Amhrán, TG4
Abair Amhrán, a popular Irish music programme on TG4, has featured RiRa on a number of occasions – most recently showing the band performing in both emglish and as Gaeilge. This programme has recently featured top international Irish acts such as Paul Brady and Liam O’Maonlai.

April 2006, Straubing, Germany
RiRa played a number of headline gigs in Straubing, Germany and surrounding areas to sell out audiences of up to 300.

Upcoming Gigs

August 2nd RiRa will play Cuba* Live – one of Galway's finest live music venues, playing host to a wide variety of musical acts. http://www.cuba.ie/cuba.php?c=livecuba

August 20th RiRa will play a headline gig at the Tuam Arts Festival – RiRa will perform in The Mall Theatre, Tuam where they have held numerous sellout performances in the past. http://www.tuam-guide.com/tuam-arts-festival.htm

Discography

Bring It All Your Love

Set List

Bring it All Your Love
Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore
The Wheelbarrow
I'll Fly Away
William & Davy
Carrick-a-rede
The Black Box Set
The Lakes of Pontchertrain
The Copperplate
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy
Percussion Solo on the Bodhran
The Lonesome Boatman
Galway Bay
The Sally Gardens
The Glasgow Reel
Poor Boys Shoes
Far Away in Australia
Maeves reel & The Musical Priest
Daves tunes
The Island
Em Slow/fast
Eppie Morrie
The Lark & The Mouse in the Cupboard