International Artist of the Year – Australian Celtic Music Awards 2017
Band of the Year – FATEA Music Awards 2014
Best Live Act – Spiral Earth Awards 2014
Top Celtic Rock Band – Irish Music Association Awards 2012
Top Fiddle Player – Caitlin Barrett – Irish Music Association Awards 2012
Origin: Ledbury, UK
Current Location: Malvern, UK
Caitlin Barrett – Fiddle/Vocals
Paul O’Neill – Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Jim Smith – Bass/Vocals
Laurence Aldridge – Drums/Vocals
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 France 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, percussion and bass.
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 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 former bass player with the band, Loz Shaw.
They have wowed festival audiences from Cambridge and Trowbridge to Cheltenham Jazz Festival as well as numerous headline appearances in France & Ireland alongside an international tour in 2018 to Australia. 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 category), adding to their previous accolades in the Irish Music Association Awards for Top Celtic Rock Band and Top Fiddle Player.
Following on from the CD Deliberate Distractions, which attracted 4* and 5* reviews, and the 2015 EP Up Heaval the new 11-track album Bury Me Naked grabs listeners’ attention instantly.
“An adventurous and inspired heady cocktail of Celtic and
World music with a social conscience and a beating heart.”
– Mike Davies – Folking.com – April 2017
“They’re a band capable of delivering a uniquely inspiring style.”
– Duncan Haskell – Songwritng Magazine – April 2017
“They will do well on the festival circuit.”
– Robin Denselow – The Guardian – April 2017
“Roving Crows are a band you should not miss – This is folk rock with a conscience, impeccably performed, what’s not to like?”
– Ian Cripps – Fatea – April 2017
“Really individual Celtic folk rock group”
– Mike Harding – BBC
“Genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene”
Andy O’Hare – BBC
“The next folk super group in waiting”
– Nancy Dunham – Folking.com
For bookings in the UK, please contact Dave Tench, BigD Promotions at:
For bookings and press infomation in Ireland, please contact Paul O’Neill at:
Phone: 00353 831761874
For bookings in France and Belgium, please contact Gérard Viel at:
For press & other enquiries, contact Caitlin on:
Tel: 07896 327069