The North West's Best Irish Wedding & Events Band

Introducing The Craickers

Playing a unique brand of raucous Celtic rock, The Craickers are different from your average insipid covers band; the songs are played with a passion and energy that is guaranteed to leave the crowd singing, dancing and begging for more!

From weddings and bar mitzvahs to private parties and corporate events, we are a professional wedding & events band, based in Manchester, and look forward to hearing from you!

John Lynch Wedding01
Do YOU come with the car?
Dave on Fiddle
A nod's as good as a wink!
Home James!
Laying down the beat!
Ollerton wedding garden party

About The Craickers

With over a decades experience of working in the wedding industry, we're a talented group of musicians with a passion for performance.

Primarily, we are a quartet featuring bass, drums, acoustic guitar and fiddle/lead guitar/mandolin.

However, we can perform as a semi-acoustic trio featuring cajon instead of drums.

This allows us the flexibility to meet the needs of your event, whatever they might be.

Our repertoire of music includes collections of popular songs from pop, rock, soul and indie (and of course, Irish!) and an extensive selection of covers and musical compositions perfect for any and every occasion. We’re flexible in the songs and styles we perform, and will work with you to suit your event.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information!

Didsbury Beer Festival (October 2016)

Birthday Party (Dec 2017)

Wedding First Dance Song

Semi-acoustic Quartet Featuring Cajon

Musical Repertoire

For Your Dream Event


Dirty Old Town (The Pogues)
Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
Green & Red of Mayo (The Saw Doctors)
Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
How Long Will I Love You (The Waterboys/Ellie Goulding)
Marie's Wedding (The Chieftains)
Pretty Peggy O (Various)
Rainy Night In Soho (The Pogues)
School Days Over (The Chieftains)
Tell Me Ma (Traditional Irish)
The Wild Rover (The Dubliners)
Wagon Wheel (Nathan Carter/Darius Rucker/Old Crow Medicine Show)
Willin' (Little Feat)
Bang On The Ear (The Waterboys)
Fisherman's Blues (The Waterboys)
Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
See See Rider (Various)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Various Jigs & Reels



You Can't Always Get What You Want (The Rolling Stones)
Half The World Away (Oasis)
Talk Tonight (Oasis)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Slide Away (Oasis)
Waterfall (The Stone Roses)
High & Dry (Radiohead)
I Am The Resurrection (The Stone Roses)
Sit Down (James)
There She Goes (The La's)
Time Of Your Life (Green Day)
Fools Gold (The Stone Roses)
Movin' on Up (Primal Scream)
A Song For The Lovers (Richard Ashcroft)
A Little Respect(Erasure)
There Is A Light (The Smiths)
Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr)

Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
Beast Of Burden (The Rolling Stones)
Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
54-46, Was My Number (Toots & The Maytals)
Burning Love (Elvis)
Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis)
Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver)
Bring It On Home To Me (Same Cooke)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

Budapest (George Ezra)

Shotgun (George Ezra)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Drift Away (Dobie Gray)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2)
Lean On Me (Bill Withers)
Meet Me In The Morning (Bob Dylan)
Only Living Boy In New York (Simon & Garfunkel)
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Bob Dylan)
Rainy Night In Soho (The Pogues)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Thing (Van Morrison)
Sympathy For The Devil (The Rolling Stones)
Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
The Man In Me (Bob Dylan)
The Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann)
You Got It (Roy Orbison)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
One (U2)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Thin Lizzy)
Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
Hound Dog (Elvis)
That's Alright Mama (Elvis)
Jumping Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)



Going the Extra Mile

We love hearing back from delighted couples, knowing that we've contributed towards making their happy day so special.

"The music for our wedding was immense. After seeing these guys play a couple of songs in Knutsford last August, it did not take long for myself and my wife to decide that this was the band that we wanted to play at our wedding. Their professionalism and willingness to accommodate our chosen songs was highly commendable and our wedding party showed their appreciation by spending most of the wedding night on the dance floor when The Craickers were playing. Many of our wedding guests mentioned how fantastic the music was which is imperative to making a good party 'great'. Could not recommend these chaps highly enough - a truly professional outfit."

Gem & Noel



Want us to perform at your wedding, private party, or special event? Have questions regarding our musical repertoire, performance rates, and availability? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

07940 235129

©2017 by The Craickers

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