Cruachan (baund)


Cruachan [kroo-a-kon] is a Pagan Metal baund frae Dublin, Ireland that haes been active syne the 1990s. Thay hae been acclaimed as haein "gone the greatest lengths of anyone in their attempts to expand" the genre o fowk metal. Thay are recognised as ane o the founders o the genre o fowk metal. Wi a specific focus on Celtic muisic an the uise o Celtic mythology in thair lyrics, Cruachan's style o fowk metal is kent as Celtic metal. The baund named themselves efter the archaeological site o Rathcroghan in Ireland an aa kent as Cruachan.

Cruachan at Global East Rock Festival 2010 (1).jpg
Cruachan playing at Global East Rock Festival 2010
Background information
OreiginDublin, Ireland
GenresCeltic metal, black metal
Years active1992–1997, 1999–present
LabelsCandlelight Records
Karmageddon Media
Nazgul's Eyrie Productions
MembersKeith Fay
John O' Fathaigh
John Clohessy
Colin Purcell
John Ryan Will
Past membersKaren Gilligan
Jay O'Niell
Collete O'Fathaigh
Leon Bias
Aisling Hanrahan
Joe Farrell


Studio albumsEedit


  • "Ride On" (2001)
  • "The Very Wild Rover" (2006)
  • "The Hawthorn" (2020)


  • Celtica (Demo, 1994)
  • Promo '97 (Demo, 1997, an aa included wi 2001 bootleg o Tuatha Na Gael)
  • Untitled (Demo, 2010, led tae new record deal wi Candlelight records)


  • A Celtic Trilogy (2002 boxed set o Tuatha Na Gael, The Middle Kingdom an Folk-Lore in picture LP format, leemitit tae 500 copies)
  • A Celtic Legacy (2007)


Current membersEedit

Session MusiciansEedit

  • Aisling Murphy - Live Vocals an guest vocals for future albums

Past membersEedit

  • Karen Gilligan - vocals, percussion (1999–2008)
  • Joe Farrell
  • Jay Brennan
  • Collette Uí Fathaigh
  • Leon Bias
  • Aisling Hanrahan
  • Joanne Hennessy
  • Steven Anderson
  • Darryl Conlan
  • Jay O' Neill
  • Steven Coleman
  • Declan Cassidy
  • Paul Kearns
  • Edward Gilbert