Ritchie Parrish Ritchie (Canada)

Canadian Band Ritchie Parrish Ritchie on their current UK tour are joined by Beaker Granger and Irvine Folk Club looks forward to welcoming them on Wednesday 9th May to top the bill. The Irvine date is their only Scottish gig on this tour which finishes in Huddersfield on 3rd June with a fundraiser for the RNLI.
Known as RPR for short, the Band is Rob Ritchie on Keyboards, Al Parrish on Bass, Steve Ritchie on Guitars and Beaker Granger on Percussion – but given the ease with which they swap instruments, the line-up is not strictly adhered to!
RPR plus Beaker Granger used to be the rhythm section in the much loved Tanglefoot. Having become untangled in 2009, the guys came to realise four years later that they missed entertaining people. They love being on stage and so RPR was formed. But whilst they used to do 150 shows a year, now they do only a handful, taking the view that after 30 hard-working years with Tanglefoot, ‘the less you play, the more important each show becomes’. The aim of RPR is simple. They want the audience going away after a show telling their friends ‘You missed one hell of a show’.
Talent, versatility, astonishing harmonies, outlandish energy, joyous, vibrant, great good humour and lots of hair – that’s what to expect from RPR.
Wednesday 9th May at Irvine Folk Club is the place to hear RPR with Beaker Granger. It promises to be a terrific night. The Club starts at 8pm in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road and it’s BYOB.
New Info Flyers for the Irvine Club are now out. Club guests from now until Marymass plus the line-up for the 2018 Marymass Folk Festival are all listed. If you can’t find one and don’t have online access, phone Joyce on 01294 551047.
Finally, Girvan Folk Festival starts this Friday 4th May and runs through to Sunday night. It’s a weekend of trad music and as well as concerts and a ceilidh there’s four venues that host sessions throughout the three days. Just go!