Limerick’s Randolf & the Crokers to launch debut EP

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Randolf & the Crokers' new EP Conversation Amongst the Ruins
UP and coming Limerick band Randolf & the Crokers launch their new EP with a gig in Dolan’s this Friday night.

UP and coming Limerick band Randolf & the Crokers launch their new EP with a gig in Dolan’s this Friday night.

The six piece group release four track debut EP Conversation Amongst the Ruins this Friday, and mark the launch by playing Upstairs in Dolan’s, followed by dates in Kenny’s Lahinch, the Greyhound in Kilkee, plus Whelan’s in Dublin and Monroe’s in Galway.

The EP confirms the band’s undoubted talent, which was exhibited on lead single Hangin’ - boasting a great country/folk vibe - honed through regular gigging since forming in 2011.

The lead single was released in December last year, while the accompanying video was shot by local man and Fox Jaw member Shane Serrano.

The group - Shane Storan, Clare O’Brien, Keith Kelly, Dane Staunton, Jarlath Byrne and Shay Peters are well known on the local music scene and have had decent support slots with the likes of O Emperor, Mark Geary, Moscow Metro, John Blek & the Rats and most recently The Lost Brothers.

The EP marks Randolf & the Crokers’ first physical recording - recorded and mixed in the Lakelands Studios in Athlone by Mike O’Dowd and mastered in Limerick by Richard Dowling - and blends blues and country influences with ear-pricking harmonies to beautiful effect, notably on the atmospheric female-led vocals on tracks Warfare and The Trace.

This is a band set to make a big impact.

See randolfandthe
crokers.bandcamp.com or www.facebook.com/randolfmusic for more. Randolf and the Crokers play Dolan’s this Friday, Kenny’s Lahinch on May 15 and the Greyhound Kilkee on May 16.