Video: The Craic was 90 in the Isle of Man @ Castlefest – Rapalje Celtic Folk Music

“The craic was 90”: A fantastic, brilliant time.

The craic, pronounced crack, refers to the laughter and banter that goes with having a good night out with friends. If the craic was 90 it means it was exceptionally good and you were having the time of your life!

The phrase became well known from the late sixties onwards because of the song, The Craic was 90 in the Isle of Man..

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Video: “Still Into Folk” Theatre concerts with Irish dance – Rapalje Show 56

We are still into folk for 22 years right now!

And I hope you are too. So let me know if you are still into folk, if you’re into folk. Or if you’ve been into folk. Or you don’t want to be into folk. Or you want to be into folk.

“Into Folk” is one of the CDs we made many years ago. Made in the “Archeon” in The Netherlands. We are also going to do a theatre concert Called “Still Into Folk”. With or without Irish dancing.

The CD “Into Folk” Is actually our first Album We’re going to play songs from this CD in our theatre show And we will also play, of coarse, songs from our new upcoming Album.

You also can tell us which song you like from this Album and then tell us that you want to hear it in the theatre show If you want to know which songs are on this CD go to our homepage: rapalje.com. Go to the shop. Go to the CD “Into Folk. You can listen to all the songs for free on our homepage. You don’t have to buy this CD These are the last CDs.

We are selling the CDs and we’re not making new ones. Not from this older “Into Folk” Album So they are available as long as we have supplies

Be easy and free.

And I see you next Tuesday live on Facebook At 20:00 in the evening. CEST.

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Video: The Skye Boat Song – Outlander Theme Song

The Skye Boat Song” is a modern Scottish song which has entered into the folk canon in recent times.

It can be played as a waltz, recalling the escape of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

The text of the song gives an account of how Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as a serving maid, escaped in a small boat after the defeat of his Jacobite rising of 1745, with the aid of Flora MacDonald. The song draws on the motifs of Jacobitism although it was composed nearly a century and a half after the episode it describes.It is often supposed that it describes Charles’s flight from the mainland, but this is unhistorical. The only time Charles was in Skye was when he left Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides to avoid the increasingly thorough Government searches.

(Wikipedia)

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Video: How Patreon works for a band like Rapalje

Thank you very much for being our Patron. It means a lot to us!

It means that you are supporting the things we love to do.

We produce 2 videos every week:

The Rapalje Show: Every Sunday we sit down with you and talk about what we are doing for you and show the things you love to see! We play music, Vlog our journeys and respond to your comments..

Music video: Every Wednesday we share the thing we do best, making music! Live shows, New Songs and Tunes, Tracks from our CD’s

Your money will help me make this content: video shooting and editing, mixing and mastering. Your support makes it possible for me to use the gear for the videos: camera’s, gimbles, laptop computer, studio room, lights, etc. and allows me to focus on making great music for YOU!

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Video: Galway Girl – Here’s to You @ Castlefest World Music Festival

Imagine yourself in a completely different world at Castlefest world music festival

The Fantasy festival of light in the Netherlands. A fest for young and old, where, as soon as you enter the gates, you find yourself in the Other World. Castlefest is a total experience with lots of music, fantasy writers, themed catering, medieval crafts and a large market which offers everything a fantasy fan is looking for.

Castlefest characterizes itself by a unique ambiance. This makes that regular visitors are looking forward to the next edition a year in advance. It creates a feeling where you find yourself in a completely different world, causing a daze and homesickness for weeks after the event took place.

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Video: Will we be knighted again? – Rapalje Show 54

We did a livestream on Facebook last Saturday

Where we thought we would be knighted again. But actually something else happened..

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Video: Glen Coe – Johnnie Cope @ Castlefest

Imagine yourself in a completely different world at Castlefest world music festival

The Fantasy festival of light in the Netherlands. A fest for young and old, where, as soon as you enter the gates, you find yourself in the Other World. Castlefest is a total experience with lots of music, fantasy writers, themed catering, medieval crafts and a large market which offers everything a fantasy fan is looking for.

Castlefest characterizes itself by a unique ambiance. This makes that regular visitors are looking forward to the next edition a year in advance. It creates a feeling where you find yourself in a completely different world, causing a daze and homesickness for weeks after the event took place.

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Video: Playing with fire! – Rapalje Show #52

I’m going to play with fire!

On this helmet from David

On our torches

And maybe even on the bagpipes from David

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Video: How to make clean water & Sing a song with my Gitouki – Rapalje Show #51

This episode is all about cleaning water!

From all materials you can find at home. From whatever water source you can find into clear water.

First gonna filter it then going to boil it. Then I’m going to make a cup of tea of it.

And like I promised, I play you a song on the just repaired Gitouki for you in the end of this livestream..

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