Rags & Feathers

Our next - 12th - Event will be in Ghent, Belgium, in August 2020
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Maarten
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Rags & Feathers

Post by Maarten » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:59 pm

Hi friends

Here's the announcement of the first band that will be performing at the Event in Ghent! It's a real honour to have them play at our Event. Keep an eye on their social media (see below) for more details and previews of what you can expect.

Rags & feathers
The folk-band rags & feathers takes it's name from Leonard Cohen's song "Suzanne". The band formed in 2016 and resides on Karmøy, and island on the west coast of Norway.
The members have previously (or still playing) played in the bands Lady Moscow and Gadarene Wine. Rags & feathers write their own music as well, but have worked with Leonard Cohen's songs for the past years. "Sleepy Golden Storm" is the band's first album and was followed by a release tour. In 2020 rags & feathers started working on their second album, this time with their own material.

Rags & Feathers
Rags & Feathers

Said about rags & feathers
"So beautiful even Cohen would shed a tear" Tysvær Bygdeblad
"Magical feeling" Karmøynytt
"This band have a unique chemistry" Hnytt

«Sleepy Golden Storm» Debut album from rags & feathers
Release date: 25th of May 2019 (Only physical copies, vinyl, CD + book)

Sleepy Golden Storm
Sleepy Golden Storm

The album «Sleepy Golden Storm» is the result of four years of labor. What started as a wish to collaborate with Leonard Cohen, ended with an album interpretating twelve of Leonard Cohen's songs. All twelve songs were dissected and carefully put back together in a loving and caring way. Each song carries the mark of rags & feathers unique musical expression. The musicians are moving in a dynamic musical landscape where new folk-inspired instrumentals are bound together with the twins seventies-inspired harmonies. Clear, bright vocals which are complimented by Oddbjørns rusted and warm vocals. This is music where you can hear a needle drop. Rags & feathers are not afraid to bring it all down and the songs are balancing carefully from the near and fragile to the warm and steady. The album is arranged and produced in a way that considers room all the time. This is the nerve of the album. The space between each guitar stroke, the pause between words. A lot of the music comes from what you don't hear. The result is a captivating, soulful and different album. Rags & feathers wish that the music resonates with the listener. That the music goes straight to the heart and stays there. «Sleepy Golden Storm» will only be released in a physical form at first.
The box-set includes a gatefold vinyl, CD and "The Journey", a book telling the story behind the album.

Said about «Sleepy Golden Storm»
"What a lovely Storm" - Tysvær Bygdeblad (6/6)
"If you are a fan of Cohen, you HAVE to have this album on your shelf " - Kjerringrock

Rags & feathers is
Kjersti Tingelstad (Vocals and violin) - Rønnaug Tingelstad (Vocals and violin) - Oddbjørn Austevik (Vocals, guitar and banjo) - Ingeborg Rudland Næss (Cello)

Rags & Feathers
Rags & Feathers

Social media
Rags & Feathers on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-422727747/sets
Rags & Feathers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ragsandfeatherstheband/
Rags & Feathers on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... N9mIQ10oa6
Rags & Feathers on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ragsandfeathersband/

Thanks!
A huge "Thank you" goes out to Kjersti of Rags & Feathers for her continuous warm replies to my emails and for kindly providing all the info above.

All the best
Maarten

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Re: Rags & Feathers

Post by liverpoolken » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:45 pm

thank you for the update maarten...i like the description of rags and feathers having a combination of rust and warmth....obviously a turn of phrase far too clever and poetic for you to have originated...but nevertheless you are doing a grand job...ta ken
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Re: Rags & Feathers

Post by Maarten » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:35 pm

Dear friends

We have decided to postpone the Event. For further information, please read the following announcement:
https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... 91&t=38878

Maarten

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
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