Rant Maggie Rant Bio 

Rant Maggie Rant brings an arsenal of instruments, styles and substance to their shows with versatility and virtuosity. The Southwestern Ontario based band’s personality shines through as a collective of unique and different artists in their own right. For more than a decade this multi-award winning band has consistently roused audiences from coast to coast, led by fiddler Lindsay Schindler along with longtime band guitarist Barry James Payne and a hard driving rhythm section.

Contemporary Folk mixed with traditional melodies, Rant Maggie Rant now boasts rich layered harmonies with the recent addition of Jennifer Thorpe and frequent guest, Tara Dunphy.  Both Jennifer and Tara who are well respected vocalists are also accomplished multi-instrumentalists, bringing whistle, flute, fiddle, guitar, banjo, piano, accordion and ukulele between them, which adds to an ever changing tapestry of sound from song to song. Sweet harmonies, beautiful original compositions, exciting instrumentals and fun personalities create memorable shows you won't want to miss.

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Past Shows

National Arts Centre (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
McMorran Theatre (Port Huron, MI, USA)
Imperial Theatre (Sarnia, ON, Canada)
Hugh's Room (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Aeolian Hall (London, ON, Canada)
Knox Presbyterian Church (Stratford, ON, Canada)
Goderich Celtic Roots Festival (Goderich, ON, Canada)
Beaches Heritage Centre (Eastport, NL, Canada)
Sanderson Centre (Brantford, ON, Canada)
Mackenzie Hall (Windsor, ON, Canada)
Blue Skies Folk Festival (Clarendon, ON, Canada)
Home County Folk Festival (London, ON, Canada)
Islands Folks Festival (Duncan, BC, Canada)
Chicago Irish Festival  (Chicago, IL, USA)
Saline Celtic Festival (Saline, MI USA)
Kalamazoo Irish Festival (Kalamazoo, MI, USA)
Windsor Celtic Festival (Windsor, ON, Canada)
La Salette Historic Church (La Salette, ON, Canada)
Butchart Gardens (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Mill Race Folk Festival (Cambridge, ON, Canada)
Owen Sound Celtic Festival (Owen Sound, ON, Canada)
Riverfolk Folk Festival (Manchester, MI, USA)
Stratford Festival Theatre (Stratford, ON, Canada)
Washboard Music Festival (Logan, OH, USA)
Scottish-Irish Festival (Trenton, ON, Canada)
Savour Stratford Festival (Stratford, ON, Canada)
Perth Festival Of The Maples (Perth, ON, Canada)
Canterbury Folk Festival (Ingersoll, ON, Canada)
The Glengarry Games (Maxville, ON, Canada)
Meaford Canada Day Celebrations (Meaford, ON, Canada)
Stratford Canada Day Celebrations (Stratford, ON, Canada)
Holland Theatre (Belfontaine, OH, USA)
State Theatre (Bay City, MI, USA)
Riviera Theatre (Three Rivers, MI, USA)
Hamilton Spectator Auditorium (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
Pearl Company (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
Registry Theatre (Kitchener, ON, Canada)
Studio Theatre (Perth, ON, Canada)
Old Town Hall (Waterford, ON, Canada)
Mary Webb Centre (Highgate, ON, Canada)
Walkerton Canada Day Celebrations (Walkerton, ON, Canada)
The Carlu (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Victoria Jubilee Hall (Walkerton, ON, Canada)
Stratford City Hall Auditorium (Stratford, ON, Canada)
Simcoe Lions Auditorium (Simcoe, ON, Canada)
Meaford Hall (Meaford, ON, Canada)
Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club (London, ON, Canada)
Old Town Hall (Bayfield, ON, Canada)