Welcome to the Rough Chowder website

Rroughough 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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File Gumbo Cajun Club

February 12, 2016, 7:45pm - February 12, 2016, 11:00pm

Cecil Sharp House

Join Rough Chowder for a special Mardi Gras party at London's longest running Cajun club File Gumbo. We will be playing as a four piece and we may just bring a few culinary treats along too! Ticket...

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Oh Wow! How much did we enjoy that 😀😀❤️❤️❤️❤️.
To everyone at the Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival.......thank you.
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Up and Coming Gigs

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February 2016

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