Video: David’s Hobbies – Rapalje Show 60

We’ll take a look at the progress of the building from David’s house.

And see if he has any time for hobbies..

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Video: Never Mind the Strangers @ Castlefest

A tribute to all the people who’ve helped and stuck with us along the way

It takes two to get together
It takes time to make it last
We’ll all end up in some way
Like the drink in last night’s glass
But we’ll take this chance together
Lets not think about the end
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always be your friend
Until the end

We’ve crossed the sea together
We’ve had our ups and downs
We’ve gone further than we’ve ever dreamed
From our county Galway home
If we’re up on top tomorrow
Or if it all just ends
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always be your friend
Until the end

It has’nt all been easy
But sure that’s the way it is
We’ve been shaken, rocked and rattled
Taken jabs and body blows
There’s a strenght in being together
Like a steel bar that won’t bend
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always be your friend
Until the end

Even now it’s hard to think back
When did it all begin
Was it some night drinking in Gay Brownes pub
Every soul is welcomed in
On this fine summers evening
As the blue of night descends
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always be your friend
Until the end

We’ve seen the other side of life
And no been too impressed
It does’nt beat a day at home
If you put it to the test
But at least we took the challenge
We did’nt just pretend
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always
Always be your friend
Until the end

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Video: Your and Maceál’s hobbies – Rapalje Show 59

Welcome in my garden.

Something happened in my garden. Look. Our grumpy gnome got a girlfriend. I really don’t know how she got here. So I need a name for her.

Many people ask me are my band colleagues what kind of hobbies we have

I would like to talk about our hobbies and your hobby because I think a hobby is very important.

I have hobbies, but I’m not doing my hobbies enough

Spend a lot of time at making music,  which is also a hobby to be honest

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Video: Caledonia at Castlefest – Celtic Folk Music from Scotland

Caledonia is the Latin name given by the Romans to the land in today’s Scotland,

north of their province of Britannia, beyond the frontier of their empire. The etymology of the name is probably from a P-Celtic source. Its modern usage is as a romantic or poetic name for Scotland as a whole, comparable with Hibernia for Ireland and Cambria for Wales.

The exact location of what the Romans called Caledonia in the early stages of Britannia is uncertain, and the boundaries are unlikely to have been fixed until the building of Hadrian’s Wall. From then onwards, Caledonia stood to the north of the wall, and to the south was the Roman province of Britannia (consisting of most of what is now England and Wales).During the brief Roman military incursions into central and northern Scotland, the Scottish Lowlands were indeed absorbed into the province of Britannia, and the name was also used by the Romans, prior to their conquest of the southern and central parts of the island, to refer to the whole island of Great Britain.

The modern use of “Caledonia” in English and Scots is either as a historical description of northern Britain during the Roman era or as a romantic or poetic name for Scotland as a whole.

In music, “Caledonia” is a popular folk ballad written by Dougie MacLean in 1977 and published in 1979 on an album of the same name; it has since been covered by various other artists, including Amy Macdonald

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Video: Let’s design your new T-shirts – Rapalje Show 58

Your new T-shirts!

I would like to have some ideas about the new T-shirts we are going to design. Because you have to wear them. Or you may want to wear them. I need to know what you like.

We are going to design a T-shirt you actually want to wear. A T-shirt you like. First thing is the shape of the T-shirt and the fabric.

No matter if you’re a man or a woman. You can choose for a V neck.

We need to pick a colour that you choose the most and that you want. Most bands have black, most people want black. We are selling much more black T-shirts than any other colour. In the summer we are going to have a new colour for sure It would be nice if we could have your own T-shirt. Your own colour. That’s actually not a bad idea. To have your own design T-shirt. That’s something for Patreon. If you want your own T-shirt. Something I can think about for Patreon: Your own colour, your own print A very special made T-shirt and we send over.

Do you want the front and back? With, for example, a text. My idea is to put a logo on it. Either the newest logo or an older logo. Or both logos. Please comment on that.

I think this colour would also look amazing on a very dark brown for example. For now I want to make the T-shirt for our show theatre show “Into Folk”. So when you want to buy the CD you get the T-shirt and we get a package. You’ll get many things. So please write in the comments.

What shape of T-shirt? Which colour Print? on the back or the front?
Or both Old logo? New logo? And what about the text? For example: “I’m Into Folk” Or another one. On the front? Or on the back? On which colour of T-shirt?

So give us ideas. Write the comments as much as you can.

One big thing to help us out is to be a patron on patreon.com. And you will help me out to get the lights to run the studio. To get the gear. To make Rapalje Shows. And to do all the work. And because of our patrons I’m really never going to quit this. And do a live stream and edit then for YouTube as well.

There are some patrons who are really generous. I really like to thank some special patrons: Michael Witt, Bjorn van Rijszen, Simone Baumgartner, Lorna Wilbur, Penny Carlsen and kalotte. These are the patrons that really deserve to get their names on the live streams and Rapalje Show edits from YouTube. Thank you very much!

A very good text for a T-shirt, I know: “Be easy and free” Bye, see you next time Next week on Facebook live And every Sunday on YouTube.

Yours, Maceál

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Video: Home is where my friends are at Castlefest in the Netherlands!

We really feel at home at Castlefest. You too?

Imagine yourself in a completely different world at Castlefest,

the Fantasy festival of 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.

A large amount of bands are performing at the various festival stages, from Pagan Folk to World Music, from Medieval Rock to Indie. In short, for each music lover his own!

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.

The Castlefest-feeling is difficult to define, but something everyone needs to experience themselves…

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Video: EM2 Live Music Venue in Groningen – Rapalje Show 57

Welcome at EM2 in Groningen at 29 of September this year 2018

Playing at the bagpipes while jumping around!

The doors open at 5 o’clock – Be there!

And there’s gonna be performing a great band: Rapalje!

And a lot of more bands like Flannery and some more bands.

We’re working at it..

TICKETS
https://www.yourticketprovider.nl/events/24026-live-in-concert-rapalje-support

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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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