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, 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’.
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 grabbed 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 band bookings (UK and Ireland), press and general enquiries please contact Caitlin on:
Tel: 07896 327069
For bookings in Netherlands and Belgium, please contact Bianca Dekker at:
Tel: +31 (0) 6 51 245 965