First original Release The Craicen song
Our cover of the Dreadnoughts Grace O'Malley; March 9, 2018 at the Dubliner in St. Paul MN
Flogging Molly Cover of Whistles The Wind @ Dubliner Pub in St. Paul MN on Oct 31, 2017
Release the Craicen @ The Dubliner Pub in St. Paul MN on 10/31/2017
Brick Top Blaggers cover of Lady Liberty at The Dubliner Pub in St. Paul MN on 10/31/2017
Cover of Dropkick Murphy's Shippin' Up To Boston on 7/22/2017 @ Honey MPLS.
Release the Craicen was a startup band new to the Irish scene in 2017. They debuted in a pub sing along on St. Patrick's Day. You can often find them down at the Dubliner Pub in St. Paul. Focusing on a Pogues and Flogging Molly influenced Irish Rock-Folk-Punk style, classic rock rhythms raise up rousing choruses while fiddle and accordion tunes reminisce days gone by. Between classic pub songs, modern Paddy Rock covers and an original or two, Release the Craicen has something for everyone.
Our name expresses our inspiration. The Irish word 'craic' (pronounced 'krak') is loosely translated from the gaelic expression 'Bhi craic agus ceol againn' into 'we had fun and music'.
We enjoy a diverse mix of bands and their unique styles of playing. We combine them into our own style. Those bands include The Pogues, Flogging Molly, The Tossers, The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats, The Dreadnoughts, Dropkick Murphy, Great Big Sea, and two of our local favorites The Langer's Ball and St. George's Folly.
Acoustic Guitar/Vocals/Irish Whistle