Modena City Ramblers is an Italian Folk band founded in 1991. Its members always declare their love for folk and Ireland. In composing their songs, they add some international traditional riffs. Even the origin of these songs is unknown. The band has sold over 500,000 albums. Known for their left-wing politics, their Lyrics speak out against the Mafia and Fascism.
The Modena City Ramblers (also M.C.R.) were formed in 1991 by some friends that wanted to play traditional Irish music. The first to join were “Albertone” Morselli, Giovanni Rubbiani and “Albertino”‘ Cottica (still in Lontano da dove), Chris Dennis (ex Nomadi), Filippo Chieli, Franchino D’Aniello and Luciano Gaetani from ‘Abazia dei folli. On the 17 March 1991, Saint Patrick’s Day, during a concert in a pub in Modena, they chose the name Modena City Ramblers: an homage to Dublin City Ramblers, an Irish band, without forgetting their Emilian roots.. Probably the name derives from American folk band New Lost City Ramblers, born in 1958 in New York.
In 1992 they were joined by the bassist Massimo Ghiacci (ex Plutonium 99). During the evening of 1 Marzo they recorded their first demo On the first day of march…Live demo. During a concert at Kalinka, a pub in Carpi, Stefano “Cisco” Bellotti sang The Wild Rover for the first time.. At this time the Modena City Ramblers became an open company, and have remained so during throughout MCR’s history, with almost all members who have left the band, with the exception of Alberto Morselli, returning sporadically to play with the group. Their most famous concert was performed as the opening act for the Pogues in Modena. Their repertoire has since expanded considerably, including traditional Italian songs as Bella ciao, Fischia il vento, Contessa.
12 May, 2010
Dingwalls – London
Middle Yard – Camden Lock Place,
Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8AF, UK
tel +44 20 7267 1577 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +44 20 7267 1577 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
doors open: 7,00 pm – show time: 9,00 pm
ticket price: £ 13,00 adv + service charge
£ 16,00 at the door, the show night.
Modena City Ramblers – In Un Giorno Di Pioggia