New Rant Maggie Rant Record
One of the groups I play bass for is the Irish/Celtic band Rant Maggie Rant. I’ve been playing with them since their Frost and Fire tour leading up to Christmas last year. I got the call again for series of shows around St Patty’s Day this year.
The best show of that weekend was playing at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. It’s the third time the band has played St Patty’s weekend there so it’s becoming a bit of a tradition. I’ve played Hugh’s Room several times now but this is the first time I’ve played there to a sold out crowd who were ready for a party.
To some degree or another we were all flying by the seat of our pants with Graham Hargorve and myself as guest rhythm section and Loretto Reid on whistles and button accordion. We actually only met Loretto earlier that day when we had a bit of rehearsal during our soundcheck.
It really was a great night. John Hazen, RMR first choice for running the board summed up the night right after the last song when he come up to the stage and said, “That’s a fuckin’ record right there!” And here it is.
If you would like a copy send me a message or visit Rant Maggie Rant’s website The album doesn’t really have a title but unofficially it’s the Green Album.
Better yet come hear us at Hugh’s Room on Sunday September 22 for a repeat performance.