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Cruachan

CountryIreland
Formed1992, Dublin, Leinster
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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Cruachan Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
(1994) Demo - 0 0
Cruachan - Tuatha Na Gael (1995) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(1997) Demo - 0 0
Cruachan - The Middle Kingdom (2000) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Cruachan - Folk-Lore (2002) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Cruachan - Pagan (2004) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
no image (2006) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2007) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
Cruachan - Blood on the Black Robe (2011) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Cruachan - Blood for the Blood God (2014) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
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.