Eliza formed her own alt folk band in 2013, Ranagri, a combination of Irish and English musicians; Dónal Rogers (Vocals/Guitar), Eliza Marshall (Flutes/ Whistles), Ellie Turner (Electric Harp) and Joe Danks (Bodhrán/Guitar).
Ranagri have recorded three studio albums at Grammy Award Winning Record Label Stockfisch Records, with their latest record ‘Playing For Luck’ released in January 2019. Acclaimed previous albums are Fort of the Hare (2014) and The Great Irish Songbook with pop legend Tony Christie (2015). ‘Voices’, recorded at Real World Studios and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth, and ‘Tradition’, were both released on Goatskin Records in 2016.
Festival performances include Cambridge, Gate to Southwell, Wath, Lyme Folk Weekend, Trinity, Bloom (Dublin) and Purbeck. No strangers to large venues, Ranagri have performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Fairfield Halls, The Union Chapel, Buxton Opera House and Camac Harp Festival in France to name a few. They appeared on The Terry Wogan Show in 2014, and are played on all major folk and BBC Radio Stations. Combining their love for world music, they have collaborated with top Indian musician Kuljit Bhamra OBE, and members of Britten Sinfonia at The Bhavan Centre, London.
Ranagri toured in 2017 with Justin Currie (of Del Amitri) at Islington Assembley Halls, Perth Concert Hall, Holmfirth Picturedrome and Cambridge Junction, followed by a tour of Scotland and Germany whilst writing and recording their latest album ‘Playing For Luck’ at Stockfisch Studios throughout 2018.
‘At the heart of Ranagri’s sound are the melodies, counter-melodies and harmonies that come from Eliza’s extensive armoury of flutes and whistles’.
Johnny Whalley, Folk Radio UK
Eliza has always had a passion for the music of other cultures, and the integration we can all gain from sharing one another’s traditions. In 2004 Eliza volunteered in Cameroon for 3 months, taking out over 100 flutes and whistles for the children at the NGO Africa Trust, working on a project to further the awareness of AIDS through music, poetry and drama. This culminated in a large production on World Aids Day. Working with over 100 children from the local area, this also drew attention from many established musicians who came to join in with the collaboration of arts. It was a wonderful experience, and something that has influenced her outlook on music-making to this day.
Eliza returned to Africa, this time Kenya in 2015 where she gave workshops in a small school in Maralal, and recorded with some of the local musicians. She has also performed and collaborated in orphanages throughout India whilst touring with Britten Sinfonia and separately with The National Symphony Orchestra of India.
As part of her instrumental weaponry, Eliza enjoys the variety that playing on all her different flutes, whistles and bansuris can bring. She has recorded all these instruments on soundtracks to major films, video games and on numerous BBC and television programmes, with the likes of Hans Zimmer, Ridley Scott and George Fenton. She continues to grow her relationship with different instruments and styles, and has recently purchased a set of Northumbrian Pipes. She’s given workshops at schools and institutions across the country including Trinity Laban and Birmingham Conservatoire.
Keep an eye out here for ongoing projects and masterclasses, and upcoming collaborations in the pipe-line.