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Roving Crows to hit the road at the end of February

Feb 16, 2018

Spiral favourites, The Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009.

Now in their ninth year, the evolving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by pounding tribal rhythms and electronica infused dance grooves. Roving Crows comprises; Lead vocals from Paul O’Neill and Caitlin Barrett, Paul’s electric and acoustic guitars, Caitlin’s fiddle, Loz Shaw on electric 5 and 6 string bass, keyboards, guitars and clarinet, and pumping percussion from Tim Downes-Hall.

Formed in 2009 by Barrett and O’Neill, the band have created 3 albums; ‘Bacchanalia’ 2012, ‘Deliberate Distractions’ 2013 and the latest, ‘Bury Me Naked’ which was released in Spring 2017 and to critical acclaim from across the world. The former two releases were produced by Nick Brine (Ash, Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, Seasick Steve) at Rockfield Studios and ‘Bury Me Naked’ was self-produced with Loz Shaw handling the engineering. They have wowed festival audiences from Cambridge and Trowbridge to Cheltenham Jazz Festival as well as numerous headline appearances in France & Ireland.

They are about to embark on a run of live dates, and if you haven’t seen them live, you really REALLY should ….

‘Great party music – I love this band’ – Paul O’Grady, BBC Radio 2

‘Really individual Celtic folk rock group’ – Mike Harding

Catch them live on the following dates:


Sat 24th  – Market Theatre, Ledbury

Wed 28th  – Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham


Sun 4th  – Talking Heads, Southampton

Fri 9th– Cromer Pier Theatre.


3-6thAustralian Celtic Music festival and award ceremony


Sat 2nd – Caen, France

Fri 8th – Umberleigh Village Hall

Sat 9th – Cornwall Folk Festival fundraiser, Wadebridge Town Hall

Fri 15th – The Brindley Theatre Studio, Runcorn

29th – Swingfields festival

30th – Market Lavington Village Hall – summer sounds

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