The Coracles

Irish, Scottish, and Celtic Music

We are a Connecticut-based band

playing Irish and Scottish Music

and more

Celebrating Irish and Scottish music made famous by the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Dubliners, The Wolfe Tones, the Saw Doctors, the Corries, and many others, the Coracles enjoy bringing those songs as well as other Celtic tunes, sea shanties, and contemporary pop tunes to audiences throughout Connecticut.

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

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

Sherrill Farkas - vocals, 5 string fiddle

Steve Hodgetts - vocals, percussion

Keith Henderson - Upright bass, vocals


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: