The Craickers

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The Craickers boast a wealth of professional experience playing at weddings, parties and corporate events throughout the North West region. Featuring All-Ireland Champion instrumentalists and ‘Lord of the Dance’ veterans, you can expect a high level of musicianship and dedication.

“A heady brew of traditional and modern Irish with timeless rock’n’roll classics all go together to make the perfect party blend!”

Playing with infectious enthusiasm and commitment, The Craickers generate a degree of energy which immediately transmits to their audience, meaning that a good time will be had by one and all. This cracking four piece band features a virtuoso lead guitar/mandolin player, with vocals shared among the band, with bass, drums and acoustic guitar supplying the rhythmic and harmonic framework.

Offering the finest mixed repertoire of traditional and modern Irish music and rock classics you could possibly find, The Craickers are perfect for all popular tastes and for any occasion. Their versatility means they can turn their hands effortlessly from the bottomless repertoire of traditional Irish songs, complete with rousing sets of jigs, polkas, hornpipes and reels, through the modern-day Irish classics of The Pogues, Van Morrison, The Waterboys and The Sawdoctors, on to the blistering rock’n’roll of Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and Bruce Springsteen.

Equipped with a top-quality PA system, The Craickers perform an ideal mix of traditional and new Irish music, blended with rock’n’roll classics.

  • A blend of Irish classics with your favourite rock’n’roll tunes
  • The Pogues, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones and more …
  • Completely self-contained with a top-quality PA system

Irish Songs

  • Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
  • Dirty Old Town (The Pogues)
  • Uesta Love Her (The Saw Doctors)
  • Rare Old Mountain Dew (Traditional Irish)
  • Whiskey In The Jar (Trad Irish/Thin Lizzy)
  • Leaving Of Liverpool (Traditional Irish)
  • Tell Me Ma (Traditional Irish)
  • Fields of Athenry (Traditional Irish)
  • Irish Rover (Traditional Irish)
  • Wild Rover (Traditional Irish)
  • Mrs McGrath (Traditional Irish)
  • Arthur McBride (Traditional Irish)
  • The Galway Shawl (Traditional Irish)
  • Fairytale of New York (The Pogues)

Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll

  • American Pie – Don McLean
  • And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison
  • Atlantic City – Bruce Springsteen
  • Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
  • Bright Side Of The Road – Van Morrison
  • Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Country Roads – John Denver
  • Crossroads – Cream
  • Darlington County – Bruce Springsteen
  • Dead Flowers – Rolling Stones
  • Dreadlock Holiday – 10CC
  • Feel Like Making Love – Bad Company
  • Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  • Free-Fallin’ – Tom Petty
  • Galway Girl – Steve Earle
  • Hotel Yorba – The White Stripes
  • It Takes A Lot To Laugh, A Train To Cry – Bob Dylan
  • Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
  • Long Tall Sally – The Beatles / Little Richard
  • Love In Vain – Rolling Stones
  • Love Minus Zero – Bob Dylan
  • Miserlou – Dick Dale
  • Mr Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley
  • Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
  • Rocket Man – Elton John
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones
  • Take It Easy – The Eagles
  • Wild Horses – Rolling Stones
    ….and plenty more….