Welcome to the Rough Chowder website

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 are looking forward to being back at Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis on the 24th September. Get it in your diaries!! ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrating a weekend of fine music at real ale at the William Hardwicke, #BognorRegis... Our Saturday (24th) & Sunday (25th September) sees the William Hardwicke in Bognor Regis' High Street hosting...

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Folk by the Water

July 9, 2016, 7:30pm - July 9, 2016, 8:15pm

Rough Chowder are back at Folk by the Water in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex. We'll be playing a short set at 19:30 in the beer garden at this free event. See www.folkmaster.com for details of all t...

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We are looking forward to being back at Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis on the 24th September. Get it in your diaries!! ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrating a weekend of fine music at real ale at the William Hardwicke, #BognorRegis... Our Saturday (24th) & Sunday (25th September) sees the William Hardwicke in Bognor Regis' High Street hosting...

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Rough Chowder added an event. ... See MoreSee Less

Folk by the Water

July 9, 2016, 7:30pm - July 9, 2016, 8:15pm

Rough Chowder are back at Folk by the Water in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex. We'll be playing a short set at 19:30 in the beer garden at this free event. See www.folkmaster.com for details of all t...

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