The Roving Crows

19/04/2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Staffordshire ST13 6AD
Ian Wilson
01538 386112


Multi award winning original folk-fusion outfit. Formed in early 2009 The Crows inexhaustible energy gives them stand-alone status in the up-surging live music scene. The Crows fuse folk, ska, reggae and klezmer in a unique and energetic performance.

The Roving Crows’ line-up boasts fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums and vocals and comprise:
Caitlin Barrett – Fiddle player, singer and co founder of The Roving Crows. An experienced musician with a vast repertoire, her strident and formidable fiddle style developed over many years of self-study.
Paul O’Neill – Lead singer, guitarist, and front man of The Roving Crows, Paul is a founder member of the band, with a background in theatre and writing he scribes all the original song.
Greg Wilson-Copp – Trumpet player and backing vocals – Having recently studied Music Technology at Birmingham UCE he has many years of performance experience with various different groups.
Tim Tolhurst – Drummer and backing vocals – Currently studying popular music at the University of Gloucestershire; his dynamic style has been influenced by the likes of Keith Moon and Joe Morello.
Lawrence Shaw – Bass – Newest member of the band hailing from Evesham. He has played in rock bands for the last 6 years whilst studying sound engineering at Staffordshire University. Now a full time musician with The Roving Crows.

Winners of Best Folk Act at the Exposure Music Awards 2012.
Winners of Top Celtic Rock Band and Top Fiddle Player at The Irish Music Awards 2012.


Songs you can sing along to, with tunes you can dance to – a winning combination” Shelley Rainey, Bright Young Folk (2012)
“Great party music…I love that band” Paul O’Grady, BBC (April 2012)
“Really individual Celtic folk rock group” Mike Harding, BBC (Nov 2012)

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Foxlowe Arts Centre are proud to hold this event in conjunction with Leek Arts Festival as part of the Foxlowe Sessions.

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