Video: “The Crown and the Ring” @ The Balver Höhle Irish Folk Festival

Rapalje is performing “The Crown and the Ring”

at The Balver Höhle Irish Folk Festival with Irish hardshoe step dancing from Jarno!

The Balve Cave is the biggest cultural cave in Europe. It is located in Balve, Germany.

And every year the Festspiele Balver Höhle organization is presenting the Balver Höhle Irish folk & Celtic Music Festival.

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Video: Crowley’s Reel with Irish hardshoe step dancing at The Balver Höhle Irish Folk Festival

Rapalje is performing “Crowley’s Reel and Mountain Road”

at The Balver Höhle Irish Folk Festival with Irish hardshoe step dancing from Jarno!

The Balve Cave is the biggest cultural cave in Europe. It is located in Balve, Germany.

And every year the Festspiele Balver Höhle organization is presenting the Balver Höhle Irish folk & Celtic Music Festival.

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Video: “The Butterfly” at William’s

I accompany the tune “The Butterfly” on the bodhrán,

while I enjoy the beautiful music my colleagues are playing.

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Video: “Spancil Hill” at William’s

Inspired by the band ‘Bachelor’s Walk’,

I loved this song so much, that I really wanted to sing it with Rapalje!

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Video: 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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4K video: Rakish Paddies full album


Rakish Paddies is a CD album from 3 smaler CDs:

Celts in Kilts (1997)
Rakish Paddy (1999)
Wack fol the Daddy-o (2000)

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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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Rapalje ladies shirts now available online!

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This ladies spaghetti-top shirt looks great on Maceál. How about you? And now this top is available online!

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