Limerick band Randolf and the Crokers attended a garden party at Áras an Uachtaráin on 27 June.
Limerick band Randolf and the Crokers perform at Áras Party
Limerick band Randolf and the Crokers had the honour of performing at a garden party hosted by President Michael D. Higgins in Áras and Uachtaráin.
Formed in 2011, the six-piece band, said they were “delighted” with the “amazing opportunity” in the form of the invite to the annual Garden Party in Áras an Uachtaráin on June 27.
“We feel both honoured and privileged to be asked to play at the event, which celebrates community, culture and citizenship and has been running since it was started by Dubhglas de Híde,” said Keith Kelly of Randolf and the Crokers.
The group played an hour long set to approximately 450 guests at the bash, “showcasing lots of new material that we have been working on of late,” Keith added.
The band are currently working on their follow-up EP to their debut Conversation Amongst the Ruins, released in 2015.
The new EP will be released in September followed by a single and video launch as well as an Irish tour in October and November.
“We have recorded four tracks so far in Lakeland Studios and are very excited to share this new material which marks a significant evolution for us as a band, whilst still staying true to our indie/folk roots,” added Keith.
Randolf and the Crokers are a six piece band made up of Randolf and the Crokers are Shane Storan, Clare O’Brien, Shay Peters, Jarlath Byrne, Dane Staunton and Keith Kelly from Limerick City. Formed in 2011 they have spent the last number of years writing, recording and playing live. The band has played locally in various Limerick venues over the years and has had many support slots playing with the likes of O Emperor, Mark Geary, Moscow Metro, John Blek & the Rats and most recently The Lost Brothers.
Praise for ‘Conversation Amongst the Ruins
‘Excellent four-tracker from the Limerick based alt/country folk/roots outfit…Highly Recommended’ – Hotpress Magazine
‘Placid & pleasing inaugural record, full of rousing harmonies and amiable instrumentation’ – Pure M Magazine
‘Top notch tune to wrap your ears around’ – JOE.ie
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