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Rough Chowder play all over the UK and Europe at Cajun and Zydeco festivals, Folk and Americana festivals as well as pubs and dances.
Influenced and inspired by some of the greats such as the Balfa Brothers, Octa Clarke and Boc Sec Ardroin, but also by the new generation of Cajun bands such as Feufollet and Pineleaf Boys, Rough Chowder have brought their unique sound across the Atlantic to the UK combining the traditional songs with some of the more obscure Cajun and Creole tracks, together with elements of rockabilly and Western swing.
Singing in a both Cajun French and English, Rough Chowder maintain a smooth tempo for traditional two steps and waltzes and foot stomping high energy Zydeco to get your groove on. LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!
Ian McIlroy – Accordion / Vocals
Cheryl McIlroy – Frottoir / Tit-fer / Vocals
Andrew Craggs – Guitar / Vocals
Mike Fitzsimons - Bass
Olivier Cantaloube - Drums