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

Roving Crows are an energetic, must-see-live Irish Folk Rock act.  Their latest incarnation began with 2022’s Awaken album bringing a harder edge to the sound and adding the punkier elements of the new rhythm section to Barrett and O’Neill’s Celtic inspired writing.  Their music encompasses classic folk rock sounds redolent of Moving Hearts,  to the multi-layered instrumentals driven by Barrett’s award-winning fiddle.

“The Celtic rock quartet storm back with guns blazing for their fourth album”
-Mike Davies – – March 2022

“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

“A band that really seems to have found itself!”

-Ian Croft – RnR Magazine – Sept 22

In 2022/23 the Crows toured extensively from Montelimar in the south of France to the North-West of England.  Highlights included headlining the famous Kingdom of Elfia festival in Utrecht, Netherlands; the Big Top of the boutique Devauden Festival and Folk on the Pier.  They also opened the 35th Off the Tracks Festival:

“Ye Gods! Roving Crows never stand still; figuratively or physically. Always new directions and re-invention. The current line-up explores some darker sounding, more socially aware territory, typified by a stunning take on ‘Business’, which vied with ‘Bury Me Naked’ as song of the set. There is a mature edge to the band these days… and it all works. But other things remain a constant – the fine musicianship (with some neat fiddle Pizzicato technique), the world-wise lyrics, and, of course, that dynamic Irish flavoured Celtic Folk vibe. A great live band. This band set the marker for others to follow…”

Barrie Dimond – Festivals For All – Sept 23

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’.


For band bookings (UK) please contact Brandon at Twenty Music Roots

For band bookings (Ireland & Rest of World), press and general enquiries please contact Caitlin on:

Tel: 07896 327069
For bookings in France, please contact Gérard Viel at:

Tel: 06 82 15 49 02

Founded: 2009
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

– Mike Davies – – 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 –