Multi-Award Winning Irish Folk Rock
Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009.
Over ten years, and evolving incarnations, Roving 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 solid, thumping rhythms and driving, innovative bass. Roving Crows tour extensively across the UK and Europe, taking on injustice and societal imbalance with their lyrics and always creating a vibrant atmosphere with their lively show. Roving Crows comprises; strong lead vocals and 4 part harmonies, guitar, fiddle, bass and drums.
‘Awaken’, the band’s fourth album, was released in March 2022. It was recorded in County Clare, engineered by Simon O’Reilly and mixed by Jim Smith. It received rave reviews in the press and their tour in 2022 has wowed audiences from the north-west of England to the south of France.
“The Celtic rock quartet storm back with guns blazing for their fourth album”
-Mike Davies – Folking.com – March 2022
Described as a “Celtic Rock powerhouse” in RnR magazine, the Crows are currently booking dates across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and France.
“An album of great warmth, of lavish style, and fulsome delivery, Awaken is progressive and traditional all once”
– Ian D. Hall – Liverpool Sound & Vision – March 2022
Band of the Year in the 2014 FATEA Music Awards and Best Live Act in the Spiral Awards in the same year, they were also winners of the 2017 Australian Celtic Music Awards (International Artist of the Year), adding to their previous accolades in the Irish Music Association Awards for Top Celtic Rock Band and Top Fiddle Player.
Their energetic and exciting brand of Celtic Folk Rock has captivated festival audiences, as well as numerous headline appearances in France & Ireland, alongside a tour in 2018 to Australia.
A band that really seems to have found itself!”
-Ian Croft – RnR Magazine – Sept 22
Formed in 2009 by Barrett and O’Neill, the band have created 4 albums; ‘Bacchanalia’ 2012, ‘Deliberate Distractions’ 2013, ‘Bury Me Naked’ 2017, and ‘Awaken” in 2022. The former two releases were produced by Nick Brine (Ash, Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, Seasick Steve) at Rockfield Studios, Loz Shaw produced ‘Bury Me Naked’.
Ian D. Hall
Liverpool Sound And Vision
Roving Crows are undeniably gregarious, prolific, and an agent of stunning urgency
An adventurous and inspired heady cocktail of Celtic and World music with a social conscience and a beating heart
You feel it coming and you are like a rabbit in the spotlight
They will do well on the festival circuit
Roving Crows are a band you should not miss – This is folk rock with a conscience, impeccably performed, what’s not to like
Celtic fusion with a keen social conscience
Stunning, swirling fiddle that drives the music along
Folk rock in top gear, It’s bloody marvellous
BBC Radio 2
I love that band
The Washington Times
The next folk super group in waiting
BBC Hereford & Worcester
Genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene
BBC Radio 2
Really individual Celtic folk rock group
Roving Crows are:
Paul O’Neill – Vocals / Guitar
Caitlin Barrett – Fiddle / Vocals
Jim Smith – Bass Guitar / Vocals
Laurence Aldridge – Percussion / Vocals