Rum Ragged – from Newfoundland$25
From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, traditional Newfoundland band Rum Ragged pays homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their own. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis just three years ago, they have expanded to a four-piece with Anthony Chafe on bodhran and Michael Boone on bass and banjo. Together they deliver the full traditional musical experience, whether it is an intimate pub show or a spirited festival stage. Hailing from four different outports around the island, Rum Ragged now represents the best that this province has to offer in the traditional genre.