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Artist

Cruachan

CountryIreland
Formed1992, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
GenresCeltic Metal, Folk Metal
LabelsTrollzone

Line-up (members)

  • Keith Fay : Bass (1992-93), Vocals, Guitars, Banjo, Bodhran, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Percussion (1992-97, 1999-)
  • John O'Fathaigh : Flutes, Whistles, Pipes (1992-97, 1999-2002, 2003, 2008-)
  • John Ryan : Tin Whistle (2004-08), Violin, Bouzouki, Keyboards (2004-)
  • Eric Fletcher : Bass (2012-)
  • Mauro Frison : Drums (2012-)
  • Kieran Ball : Guitars (2012-)

Former members

  • Jay Brennan : Guitars
  • Leon Bias : Guitars, Bouzouki, Mandolin
  • Collete O'Fathaigh : Keyboards
  • Aisling Hanrahan : Vocals
  • Jay O'Neill : Drums, Percussion (1992-97)
  • John Clohessy : Bass (1993-97, 1999-2012)
  • Karen Gilligan : Vocals, Percussion (1999-2008)
  • Joe Farrell : Drums, Percussion (2000-07)
  • Ed Gilbert : Banjo, Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Tin Whistle (2001-03)
  • Colin Purcell : Drums, Percussion (2007-12)
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Discography

ImageAlbum titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview collectionwish list Demo - 00
Tuatha Na Gael preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Demo - 00
The Middle Kingdom preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
Folk-Lore preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
Pagan preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
no image preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Compilation - 00
Blood on the Black Robe preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
Blood for the Blood God preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
Additional notes
Cruachan formed as a result of the disbandment of a previous band called Minas Tirith. They disbanded in mid-1997 but reformed in January 1999.

Cruachan's earlier works were more influenced by black metal. Since reforming they became more melodic, with Karen Gilligan joining as the lead vocalist for the recording of The Middle Kingdom in 2000. She was originally hired as a guest vocalist for a few songs, but joined full time when founding member Keith Fay decided he was unhappy with his own clean singing ability.

Keith Fay became the lead vocalist again following the departure of Karen Gilligan in 2008 and the band returned to a more extreme style of music. A session female vocalist joins the band on tour to sing Gilligan's parts.
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