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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  • Screamin’ Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya’ Mama Big Band ALBUM LAUNCH NIGHT


    We’re so excited to be traveling to Bristol next month to support our friends on their album launch!! It will be a mini Rough Chowder with Ian, Cheryl and Andrew [...]

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We haven't performed with the full band at this event for a few years so we're excited to be back.

Always such a fun family event with loads of great music and raising money for a great cause.
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Arlington gets Cajun

July 16, 2016, 6:00pm

Arlington Village Hall, Arlington, East Sussex

It's here again. Arlington gets Cajun is back. Last year was deamed to be the best yet, with £1000 raised for MS Society, but this year we're going to smash that! The evening is going to start a l...

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Up and Coming Gigs

See GIGS page for full listing.  

April 2016

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