Release The Craicen

Release The Craicen

Release The CraicenRelease The Craicen

Upcoming Shows

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Pub Life

First original Release The Craicen song

Dubliner Show November 29, 2018

Irish Fair of MN - Part 2 - August 10, 2018

Irish Fair of MN - Part 1 - August 10, 2018

Grace O'Malley

Our cover of the Dreadnoughts Grace O'Malley; March 9, 2018 at the Dubliner in St. Paul MN 

Whistles the Wind

Flogging Molly Cover of Whistles The Wind @ Dubliner Pub in St. Paul MN on Oct 31, 2017

Tell Me Ma

Release the Craicen @ The Dubliner Pub in St. Paul MN on 10/31/2017

Lady Liberty

Brick Top Blaggers cover of Lady Liberty at The Dubliner Pub in St. Paul MN on 10/31/2017

Shippin' Up To Boston

Cover of Dropkick Murphy's Shippin' Up To Boston on 7/22/2017 @ Honey MPLS.

About Us


Our Story

What Inspires Us

What Inspires Us

 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. 


What Inspires Us

What Inspires Us

What Inspires Us

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'. 


Our Influences

What Inspires Us

Our Influences

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.

Who's in the band?


Aaron Houseman

Lead Singer


Al Resch

Electric Guitar


Angel Haverkamp

Acoustic Guitar/Vocals/Irish Whistle


Craig Silver



Emily Vigne



Jon Kagan

Bass Guitar


Ryan Miller


Contact Us

Let's make music and fun happen!