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Indomitable Irish indie-folk four-piece Raglans have undergone a meteoric rise in popularity since the release of their debut album ‘RAGLANS’ with sell out shows across the continent and touring as support for Haim, The Strypes, The Fray European Tour and The Libertines reunion at Hyde Park.

Hailing from Dublin, Raglans return to the road with dates just announced at Holland’s prestigious Eurosonic Festival. The band will continue the promotion of their record in Australia at the country’s major Soundwave festivals in February before coming back to the UK for their second headline tour in March 2015. The dates coincide with the UK release off their new single ‘Natives’ taken from ‘Raglans’ and recently heard in the motion picture ‘Gold’ starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday, The Hobbit). Natives was produced by Kirean Lynch (U2) and Rob Kirwin (Hozier)

Multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist Stephen Kelly jokes about the band’s conception, pinching Rhos Horan (bass, backing vocals) from his old band at a music festival and setting off to the capital to meet Conn O’Ruanaidh (drums, backing vocals) and most recent addition Dan O’Shaughnessy (lead guitar, backing vocals) to begin rehearsing, touring Ireland and putting the name out there. “We recorded a demo of our first song’Down,’ and that was that, we were Raglans.”

The name? “It came from a famous Patrick Kavanagh poem ‘On Raglan Road’. Any school student from Ireland would be able to tell you about that poem, so I guess it stems from being Irish, remembering our roots and how we started out.


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  • shortstory

    Looking forward to the album!

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Micklenn

    Everyone! We're super excited to announce that us Raglads will be setting sail for our first foreign adventure over to the UK this October. To all our British friends, we'll be hittin' London hard so come down to a gig and get your neck rocked off. See you in the next couple weeks. We are stoked. October 2nd - Bull & Gate October 5th - Dublin Castle October 6th - Motherlive

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Agenak

    I saw the band last weekend at the Irish Festival of the Fires: these guys are rocking!!!

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • marito_strokero

    Genre: Alternative/Indie/Rock/Folk Country: UK

    19 Mar 2012 Reply

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