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The Craic Chasers

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The Craic Chasers

The Craic Chasers are regarded by many as "The Best Irish group to Never Come From Ireland" - Purveyors of fine Irish music and quality hangovers since 2005. This surprisingly affordable group of reprobates are fast becoming the most popular Irish act in the UK and with good reason! They were formed by the enigmatic frontman, award winning vocalist and amazing story teller, Middi, who has been performing Irish music for the past 20 years. Accompanied on lead acoustic guitar by his long time 'partner in crime' John "Fingers" Macrae and Ryan '50 shades' Gray on Bass, the Wild Murphys are one of the most popular Irish music acts in the UK today.

The current line-up and format was formed in 2005 and to date has played to over 150,000 people, at more than 1700 venues, in 6 countries across the globe. in 2010 they came 3rd out of 38 groups competing for the title of international Irish group of the year in Las Vegas, USA. Their 3 summer seasons in Zakynthos, Greece was hailed as "The best Irish show Greece had ever witnessed" (HMERA News, Entertainment Review) They have extensively toured the UK, performed gigs in Spain, Dubai and have also entertained for the armed forces of Germany, England and America.

Act Information

Line-up

3 piece with live bass, guitar, lead guitar, accordion, harmonica and vocals backed up recorded drums and fiddle. Background music before 1st set and in break included.

Extra Line-up(s)

Manned Dj Service
Hook up your own music source to our PA (iPod/Laptop, Etc.)
Fiddle Player
Late Finish
Early Arrival
Extra 1 Hour Set

Also included

JBL VRX Line array (34,000w up to 8000 people) Static par bar stage lighting, synced LED back lighting, LED dancfloor/ceiling projectors

Location

North East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, Wales.

Previous Clients

Racecourses: Chepstow, Ffos Las, Southwell, Doncaster, Huntingdon.
Arena's/Showgrounds: Newark, Peterborough
Thousands of Clubs, Hotels and Wedding venues.

Testimonials

Martin Van Aalst, Birthday Party Event, Lancashire
5/5
Morning Nicola, I would like to say what a fantastic night was had by all at Lynn’s birthday with the band. They have been brilliant and very professional and I would recommend them to anybody who was having a function. The club where they played on Saturday would also recommend them. But, the most important thing was that Lynn was over the moon. So once again many thanks for all your assistance in arranging the band and please pass on our thanks to the band for making it a very special night for Lynn.

Martin Van Aalst, Birthday Party Event, Lancashire
5/5
The band were absolutely brilliant and went down a treat with all the different age groups and I would recommend them to play at any function, and the club will also recommend them to future functions. Please pass on my thanks to the band and once again thank you for a great night.

Cheryl Bailey and Stuart Bunce, Wedding Event, Northamptonshire
5/5
Loved The Group! Great musicians playing fun and entertaining music, and all-round nice guys! Very engaging with the audience between songs. Very responsive to emails prior to the event, which made us both feel at ease. All the feedback from our guests has been very positive, everyone in attendance really enjoyed both sets. My only regret is getting these guys to play 2x45 min sets instead of 2x60 min (which they did offer)! For anyone looking for a band for any event, I would highly recommend Them. Gentlemen - it was a perfect day for my bride and I, we can't thank you enough for your contribution to it! Stuart & Cheryl.

Diane Robinson, Wedding Event, Lancashire
5/5
Amazing band everyone at the wedding loved them. Every single person was up dancing, thank you so much and apologies that I didn't get chance to thank them personally before they left.

Ross Hodgson & Alison Anderson, Wedding Event, Durham
5/5
The band was great, great guys, great music. I'm really glad we booked them, they made our wedding very special. I would highly recommend them. Thanks guys :) :)

James Murray, Wedding Event, Lanarkshire
5/5
The band were amazing and everyone who attended had a superb night. Will certainly look to get the band for any further functions at a later date

Chris O\'Reilly, Wedding Event, North Yorkshire
5/5
Absolutely perfect! Fantastic communication prior to our wedding then on the day itself they were amazing. So much fun and every guest commented on how good they were. Thank you for being the icing on the cake for our special day!

Ian Chanin, Wedding Event, Devon
5/5
Found us easily! Very happy and enthusiastic beforehand, despite their seven hour drive! Music wise - brilliant, interacted with crowd and kept them amused, Everyone got up and danced and commented on how great they were. Really pleased I booked them.

Kevin Scott, Private Party Event, Cumbria
5/5
Great band & we would recommend them to anyone - 10/10.

Tracey Keogh, Birthday Party Event, Kent
5/5
A great great night - thank you. Only wished you could have played all night!

Ailsa Mitchell, Birthday Party Event, Tyne and Wear
5/5
The band was amazing. Turned up on time and everyone at the party said they made the party. I will recommend this band to everyone. I am going to book again for a few months for my leaving the UK party! Ailsa

Liz Furey, Private Party Event, Manchester
5/5
Thanks very much for helping to make our party a great night.

Kieran McCrumlish - Village Store, Birthday Party Event, Sussex
5/5
Not having ever heard The band I took a punt, and I can tell you we were not disappointed. The whole day for my wife's 60th birthday was brilliant, and the icing on the cake was Middi & Co. together with the local Irish dancers, who had only ever danced to CD's and never to a live band before. They were so excited, especially when Middi told them they were the best ever. We were excited and word has spread around the village of what a good time we had. I hope we will be able to do it all over again. BRILLIANT!!! BRILLIANT!!! BRILLIANT!!! Kieran & Geraldine McCrumlish

Alan Portman, Birthday Party Event, Yorkshire
5/5
The best band we could have hoped for. We had a family party and you guys made it. Fabulous singers, great fun and so much attention to detail. We cant wait to see you again 10/10!!! You made the night. Thanks so much!

Donna and James, Wedding Event, Durham
5/5
Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you so much for providing the entertainment for our wedding at Redworth Hall. Most of our guests were Irish and the night before they were all complaining that the band we booked weren't from Ireland but you certainly proved them wrong. You've all been made honorary Irish men. See you at our anniversary bash.

Elizabeth, Funeral Event, Yorkshire
5/5
Can't thank you enough for playing the wake after my Dad's funeral, everyone commented on how much they enjoyed your music and how it lifted the moo

Highlights

Lively and Energetic Three piece (also available as 4 piece with Fiddle player)
Full Lighting and Sound Provided
Years of experience at Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events

Repertoire

Repertoire

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American Land Bruce Springsteen
Fall from grace with God Pogues
Mollys Bar Own version
Dirty Auld Town Own version
Irish Rover Pogues
Holloway Boulevard The Popes
Irish Post Saw Doctors
Ferrymen Own version
R U Looking at me Ricky Tomlinson
Whiskey You're the Devil Own version
Small Bit of Love Saw Doctors
When you were Sweet Sixteen Own version
Holy Ground (Fine girl you are) Own version
The Night Paddy Murphy Died Own version
Body of an American Pogues
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Molly Malone (Cockles and Muscles) Own version
Seven Drunken nights Own version
Nancy Whiskey The Popes
Bould O Donaghue Brendan Shine

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)