The Coracles

Irish, Scottish, and Celtic Music

We are a Connecticut-based band

playing Irish and Scottish Music

and more


We are a 5 piece band that plays a lively mix of Irish and Scottish songs along with country and pop rock music. With multiple acoustic instruments and 4 lead vocalists who also provide terrific harmonies, we offer a variety of sounds during our performances where no two tunes in a row sound the same.

Our current repertoire has over six hours of music that includes traditional Irish and Scottish music (where we can add stories behind the songs) and contemporary Celtic music mixed with popular country and pop rock songs that everyone knows and sings along with us. We always provide a foot tapping, hand clapping, sing-along show for our audiences.

Over the years we have performed at local pubs and festivals along with wedding receptions, birthday parties, school graduation celebrations, and going away parties. Please keep us in mind to provide entertainment for your event.

Ken Crowell - vocals, 6 string guitar, 12 string guitar, mandolin

Steve Hodgetts - vocals, drums, percussion

Sherrill Farkas - vocals, 5 string fiddle

Randy Smith - vocals, guitar, banjo, penny whistle, percussion, mandolin, electrotheremin

Keith Henderson - Upright bass, vocals, amazing lip singing


Tommy Makem and Randy Smith (age 9)

Tommy Makem and Randy Smith (age 9)

Randy remains forever in debt to the wisdom and foresight of his parents, who repeatedly brought him to learn the art of Irish folk music, humor, and kindness at the feet of the great Tommy Makem.


Here is a link to a nice write up of the 2016 CT Irish Festival where we performed as the opening act for both days: