Cruachan - Discography [HQ]
Genre: Celtic/Folk/Black Metal
All releases are CBR 320 kbps (Excepts Specified)
1994 - Celtica (Demo) [128 kbps]
1995 - Tuatha Na Gael (Re-release 2001)
1997 - Promo [256 kbps]
2000 - The Middle Kingdom
2001 - Ride On (EP)
2002 - Folk-Lore (Digipack Version)
2004 - Pagan
2006 - The Morrigan's Call
2007 - A Celtic Legacy (Compilation)
2011 - Blood On The Black Robe
Keith Fay - Vocals, Guitars, Banjo, Bodhran, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Percussion
John O'Fathaigh - Flutes, Whistles, Pipes (ex-Folkodia, ex-Wolfmare)
John Ryan Will - Violin, Bouzouki, Keyboards, Tin Whistle (Sinister Demise, ex-Folkodia, ex-The Veil (live))
Colin Purcell - Drums, Percussion (Lunar Gate, Sol Axis, ex-Kingdom, ex-Dreamsfear)
Kieran Ball - Guitars
Karen Gilligan - Vocals, Percussion (1999-2008)
Cruachan was the capital of the old Irish kingdom of Connacht.
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." She was originally hired as a guest vocalist for a few songs, but joined full time when 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.
John Ryan was originally hired as a replacement for John Fay, but has stayed with Cruachan despite the latter returning again in 2008.