Rough Chowder are a Cajun music band from the UK. Fronted by husband and wife, Ian McIlroy and Miss Kitty, Rough Chowder combine traditional Cajun and Zydeco music with their own original material, to produce a highly danceable and infectious sound guaranteed to transport you to the bayous of Louisiana.

Cajun music is dance music, whether played in the dancehall, on the back porch or in a field during Mardi Gras. It’s a music that transcends the ages, with the youngsters being transfixed by the flame haired lady playing the washboard and a tempo that dares you to stick to the spot and not grab a dance partner. Rough Chowder will take you on a transatlantic journey with the beautiful melodies of the accordion and fiddle playing the Cajun two step and waltz mixed with their foot stomping swamp blues and Zydeco.
Rough Chowder play all over the UK and Europe at Cajun and Zydeco festivals, Folk and Americana festivals as well as pubs and dances.



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We're super excited that Bristol Cajun Festival is back this year at the Folk House and extra excited that we're playing the Saturday afternoon.

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Bristol Cajun & Zydeco Festival 2017

October 13, 2017, 2:00pm - October 15, 2017, 10:00pm

We are delighted to welcome back our favourite lovers of all things Cajun & Zydeco for another whole weekend of music, dance and food. See their website for the full line up and timings of bands, dance workshops and the ever popular Café Jam Sessions. Full booking details also available on their site - bristolcajunfestival.com/index.ht We will of course be serving our usual fantastic Cajun slanted food all weekend such as Gumbo and Jambalaya, festival staples like BBQ pork rolls, pasta dishes and of course our delicious soups and salads. Your sweet tooth will be very happy with our cakes, flapjacks and brownies too! Let the bon temps roulez for a whole weekend - get your Cajun on people!

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