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CRAIC, Swampoodle Nuns

Saturday, September 28
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm


The American-Irish Punk Band “CRAIC,” named for the Gaelic term meaning interesting banter & good company including music & good drink, takes traditional Irish music and turns it into an energy driven, fist pumping, “in your face” good time. The 8-member group originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 2009 and has been drawing large crowds everywhere they play. CRAIC has performed at many festivals, pubs and venues all along the Midwest and east coast.  They are also currently recognized on ReverbNation.com as Cleveland’s #1 Celtic and Traditional band and are lead by Cleveland’s Best Vocalist, as voted in the Cleveland Scene’s “Best Of” edition.  CRAIC has had the honor to tour and/or share the stage with Bouncing Souls, 1916, The Muckers, Nelly, The Real Mackenzies, House of Pain, The Tossers, Gallows Bound, The Mahones, U.S. Bombs and many others….
CRAIC consists of Brett M. Burlison (lead vocals & Bodrhan) , Tim Clausing (acoustic guitar), Theresa Kalka (tin-whistle, vocals), Mitch Kozub (banjo, vocals), Jason “Gojko” Kollar (bass guitar), Jordan Hemann (electric guitar, vocals), and Jennifer O’Neal (fiddle) & Dave Kammerman (Drums,  CRAIC is full of a wide diversity of influence which makes the talent of the band stand out, from the beautiful sounds of the tin whistle, to the plucky hollow, bright, incisive clarity of the banjo, to the rich deep sound of the acoustic guitar, all backed up by drums, bass and the distortion of the electric guitar. Topped off with the wailing voices of all, you’ll surely enjoy the full-body sound of CRAIC.