Newfoundland and Labrador’s Rum Ragged is a band that takes a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home province. With a reverence for their roots and a creative, contemporary edge, this band has quickly become known as fine performers and preservers of traditional Newfoundland music. Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar, and button accordion, these new champions of East Coast music enliven and enlighten audiences with their signature brand of Newfoundland folk. Honest, thought-provoking, and often humorous, Rum Ragged’s live shows have made them fast favourites with audiences across Canada and beyond. Their combination of striking vocal harmonies, staggering musicianship, and captivating storytelling gives concert-goers an experience they won’t soon forget. Rum Ragged—currently made up of Aaron Collis, Mark Manning, Colin Grant, and Zack Nash — has released four acclaimed, award-winning studio albums since the band’s inception in 2016. This group wowed our Weekends at the Opera House audience in 2023 and we welcome them to the Folk Harbour Festival for the first time this year.


Friday – 1:00 p.m. Central United Church (90-minute Circle – Bring on the Bands with Rum
Ragged H , Laura Cortese and The Dance Cards, and The Barrel Boys)
Saturday – 1:00 p.m. Wharf Stage (25-minute set)
Saturday – 3:30 p.m. Central United Church (90-minute Circle – Stories from the Rock with The
Ennis Sisters H , Rum Ragged, Sherry Ryan, and Sherman Downey)
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. Main Stage Tent (one song Sunday Morning Gospel Concert)
Sunday – 1:00 p.m. Park Stage (25-minute set)
Sunday – 8:00 p.m. Main Stage (25-minute set)