Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis along with Anthony Chafe on bodhran and Michael Boone on bass and banjo. Rum Ragged has garnered respect from a loyal, ever-growing fan base as well as their musical peers. From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, they pay homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their own.
Rum Ragged released their debut album in the summer of 2016. In the Fall of 2017 they released their hugely successful Rum Ragged At Christmas. Rum Ragged will be releasing their much anticipated third studio album this coming summer. Rum Ragged can deliver the full traditional spectrum in a live context, whether it is an intimate pub show or a spirited festival stage.
2017 Nominee – ECMA Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year
2017 MUSICNL – Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year
2016 MUSICNL Roots traditional Artist of the Year