Irish reels with dance @ Balver Cage Irish Music Festival

Rapalje performs 2 reels: Sally Gardens & The Congress Reel

at The Balve Cave (German: Balver Höhle). The biggest cultural cave in Europe. It is located in Balve, Germany.

With to Irish hard shoe dancers and David Myles on Scottish Border Pipes

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LAST Rapalje Show! – Episode #42

Welcome to the LAST Rapalje Show!

In this show we are taking you on a special midwinter tour of the Archeon Midwinter Fair in the Netherlands. And this show ends with a big bang you will definitely don’t want to miss! Continue reading “LAST Rapalje Show! – Episode #42”

Video: Drunken Sailor – Balve Cage

“Drunken Sailor” is a sea shanty, also known as “What Shall We Do with a/the Drunken Sailor”.

The shanty was sung to accompany certain work tasks aboard sailing ships, especially those that required a bright walking pace. It is believed to originate in the early 19th century or before, during a period when ships’ crews, especially those of military vessels, were sufficiently large to permit hauling a rope whilst simply marching along the deck. With the advent of merchant packet and clipper ships and their smaller crews, which required different working methods, use of the shanty appears to have declined or shifted to other, minor tasks. (Wikipedia)

Also know as drunken sailer bij the Irish Rovers


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Video: Irish hardshoe step dancing on tabletop @ Balver Höhle

Irish hardshoe step dancing from Noor and Jarno on our wooden table top.

David Myles going crazy on the Scottish bagpipes a set of Scottish reels he calls ‘kweetniet Set: The Crooked Bridge – Brenda Stubbert’s- Jenny Dang the Weaver – Itchy Fingers – McArthur’s Road.

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Video: Odin’s Krieger Fest São Paulo Brazil – The Encore!

Odin’s Krieger Festival,  São Paulo, Brazil @ Tropical Butantã.

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Video: The Galway Girl @ Odin’s Krieger Fest, Brazil

“Galway Girl” is a song written by Steve Earle and recorded with Irish musician Sharon Shannon originally as “The Galway Girl”.

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How are “Asterix & Obelix” connected to our ‘Alesia’ album?


Did you know that “Alesia” is a place in France? And not any place! If you’d like to know more, please take a look in our Webshop!

CD Rakish Paddies: did you know?

Rapalje CD Rakish Paddies

Do you know that Dieb illustrated the cover of our “Rakish Paddies” CD? You can find the CD in our Webshop!

Under the kilt… CD Diamonds

This small and beautiful CD contains some of the most popular songs in our repertoire. Continue reading “Under the kilt… CD Diamonds”

Our DVD – a full concert with dance!

Do you know our DVD?

Live DVD (2008) Stereo and Dolby 5.1  PAL
You’ll receive this fantastic Live DVD with a beautiful linen bound book, with in it loads of pictures, all the lyrics and a lot of information about Rapalje. On the frontside there’s a gold embossed Rapalje logo. The book has 48 pages.
On the DVD there is a complete registration of a live concert with dance and a look behind the scenes of a Rapalje show. Subtitles in German and English.