The Coracles

Irish, Scottish, and Celtic Music

We are a Connecticut-based band

playing Irish and Scottish Music

and more

Our band's name was inspired by St. Brendan the Navigator. According to legend he sailed from Ireland to North America in a small boat called a coracle.

On the Kerry coast, he built a currach-like boat of wattle, covered it with hides tanned in oak bark softened with butter, set up a mast and a sail. He and a small group of monks fasted for forty days, and after a prayer upon the shore, embarked in the name of the Trinity.

Coracles have been used by fishermen in Ireland and the British Isles.