Craic in the Stone Playing the Irish Fair and Music Festival in Long Beach August 14 & 15! 

Hi friends! 

We have some exciting news... we will be playing at The Irish Fair and Music Festival in Long Beach at The Pike on August 14th & 15th. It's going to be a great day with lots of great music, food and drink - come join us! 

Follow @irishfairsocal on Instagram and Facebook for info and get tickets at 

See you there! ☘️ 


"PUB TUNES" Album Release Party at Muldoon's June 6th 






















Muldoon's has undergone an impressive renovation and of course, are continuing with their long-held tradition of bringing in Irish bands to have the Craic!

Craic in the Stone was inducted into Muldoon's Hall of Fame just prior to the pandemic, and now return to Muldoon's Irish Pub for an afternoon of music, cold drinks, and great food, and their new CD, PUB TUNES! 

Join us, it's free! Doors open at 12pm for brunch. Come early for the best seating.






We Are Happy to Announce the Release of Our 4th Studio Album, PUB TUNES!  





















Just released, Craic in the Stone’s fourth CD - PUB TUNES was recorded at Wellandia Studios and 
features traditional Irish and Scottish songs like: “Dicey Reilly” and “Donald Where’s your Troosers,” 
plus several originals in a similar vein like "We Drink When We’re Dry" and a fitting tribute to their 
favorite ale, "It’s Guinness.” A fun music video was filmed at Muldoon’s Pub a while back and is 
available on YouTube. But a big surprise comes right at track one with "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp,” a Led 
Zeppelin classic that takes on a Celtic-Rock sound, plus a party-ready version of the Proclaimers' "I’m 
Gonna Be (500 Miles).” Reflecting on the challenges we've all endured this past year is "I Will Not Be 
Broken.” Penned by Nashville singer-songwriter and great friend, Mare Wakefield, this powerful 
ballad has already become an instant classic.


The album is available for purchase conveniently on the music page of our website, as well as all streaming platforms. 



1. Bron-Y-Aur-Stomp

2. It's Guinness (Album Remix)

3. Donald Where's Your Troosers

4. Only Love Can Light the Dark

5. Dicey Reilly

6. Rosie

7. Bheir Mi O

8. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

9. I Will Not Be Broken

10. We Drink When We're Dry


Craic in the Stone 2021 NEW LINEUP! 

Like everyone, the band has felt the pain of this pandemic; and like many tenured bands, the sound matures, the personnel changes, and the focus becomes clearer. Craic in the Stone is proud and pleased to introduce our new lead vocalist, Janelle Vione, joined by harmony singer Chris Caputo, and fiddle master, Matt Brislawn. During this break in live shows, Craic has been busy in the studio - recording, writing, and preparing for live music in 2021! CRAIC IS BACK!

Craic in the Stone Lineup 2021

Scotty McKay – Bodhrán/Percussion
Matt Brislawn - Violin/Mandolin
Chris Caputo – Harmony Vocals 
Janelle Vione – Lead Vocals 
Jay Rofsky – Guitar/Vocals 
Bill Strongin – Bass/Vocals


Scottish Fest 2019 

Craic in the Stone is excited and proud to be playing at the Scottish Fest at OC Fairgrounds next weekend for the first time!  We’ll be on the main stage (Strathclyde) smack dab in the center of the festival at 12 and 3 both Saturday and Sunday. As a bonus, we’ll be joined at the 3PM shows each day by the De Barra Irish Dancers!  This is one of the largest Celtic events around, and we hope you can join us! Here’s more from the Fest: 

Scottish Fest 2019 is almost here and we've got an action packed weekend ready for you! 

Come and enjoy the sounds of over 400 bagpipers and drummers, world class Celtic bands on 5 stages of music. Take a stroll down our Scottish Clan row and explore your heritage and genealogy with over 60 Scottish clans. Need a gift for yourself or someone special? Visit one of over 70 vendors selling everything from top quality kilts to fairy wings and crowns! 

​There's also sheep herding, World Championship Highland dancing, Irish Step dancing, Scottish Heavy Athletics where you can watch incredible strong men and women toss the caber and put the stone, enjoy an authentic Scottish meal with items like Scotch meat pies and haggis, and top it off with a fine quality whisky! 

​Kids can enjoy a great children's glen with inflatable jumpers, games and junior athletics where they can take a shot at tossing a kid-sized caber.

For more info, visit

Irish Films and Craic! 

What are you doing on April 28th? If you don't know yet, let me fill you in...

First, at 2pm, you are going to come see Craic in the Stone at Muldoon's Irish Pub, as we bring you another wonderful afternoon of Sunday Brunch & Tunes. As always, the show is free, and all ages, so bring the family!

Next, you are going to pop around the corner to watch some of the great Irish films that are part of this year's Newport Beach Film Fest. 

But it doesn't stop there. At 8pm, you are going to HEAD BACK TO MULDOON'S for the Irish Spotlight party, honoring the best in Irish filmmaking and featuring top entertainment and hors d'oeuvres!

Now in its 20th year, the Newport Beach Film Fest runs from April 25 - May 2, and is "committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities". Here is a complete list of this year's films from the Emerald Isle:

  • Friday, Apr. 26th, 5:30pm @ Triangle Cinema, Costa Mesa - Float Like a Butterfly
    From the producers of Once and Sing Street, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival
  • Sunday, Apr. 28th, 2pm @ Edwards Big Newport 5 - Love, Luck, and Lore Shorts
    Six short films: Ruby, Heart Overheard, Q4l (Quest for Love), My Future Self, Procession, The Overcoat - but of course, if you're here, you'll miss seeing us play!
  • Sunday, Apr. 28th, 4:15pm @ Edwards Big Newport 5 - Strong Eire Shorts
    Another collection of 6 shorts: Taking Stock, Johnny, Psychic, Bending Glass, The Vasectomy Doctor, and Backwater
  • Sunday, Apr. 28th, 6pm @ Edwards Big Newport  - Irish Spotlight Film & Gala
    A celebration of Irish cinema, followed by a festive Irish Gala at Muldoon's! Three feature-length films: Metal Heart, The Belly of the Whale, and Rosie (pictured above). Rosie will be followed by a Q&A with actor Moe Dunford. Unfortunately, it appears these running times overlap, so you'll have to choose, but you can always check the schedule for replay times and locations.

For more information about these and other grand films and events, or to purchase tickets, visit



St. Rocke w/ The Young Dubliners and Green Ashes! 

Young Dubs

Hello, Craicheads! This Friday, July 6th, Craic in the Stone is heading back to the beach, where we will once again be opening for The Young Dubliners, this time at Saint Rocke in Hermosa. 

Also on the bill: Green Ashes. So nurse those 4th of July hangovers and get ready for the weekend with an evening of great Irish music! Don't forget to reserve your tables in advance! 

When: July 6, 8pm 
Where: Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach 
Tickets: $15 General Admission; Call 310.372.0035 for table upgrades. 
More Info:

A Busy March... and a New Album! 

Hello, Craicheads! We are happy to announce that our new album, A Stor Mo Chroi, will be arriving in time for what is shaping up to be a very exciting St. Paddy's Day week! Named after the Irish folk song (a regular audience favorite!), the title translates as "Treasure of My Heart," and is one of 13 songs on the album. And just in case you'd like to ask for it by name, I'll help you out a bit with the pronunciation, as best I can - "Uh Stor Muh Kree."
The official release party will be held on Mar. 16th at Don the Beachcomber (16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach), and will feature a concert, new music, and new merchandise. More info can be found here:
But that's not all! Here are some other great chances to catch us during this fun-filled week:
  • Sat, Mar. 10 - We'll be making our first appearance at the California Irish Festival in Perris
  • Sun, Mar. 11 - It's that time of year again... time for the Annual Sexy Kilt Contest at Muldoon's! Come watch... wait, what am I saying... come participate! Grab your kilts and get those sexy legs down here for some food, great prizes, dancing, and Craic!
  • Thurs, Mar. 15 - 5:30 - 8:30. Annual St. Patrick's Day Family Dinner, St. Bartholomew Parish Hall, 5100 E. Broadway, Long Beach. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the St. Bartholomew Women's Council. $35/adult, $15/child, proceeds go to local charities. Call Judy Houston at 562-434-5011 for reservations. Deadline is Monday, Mar. 12.
  • Fri, Mar. 16 - Don the Beachcomber (just a reminder!)
  • Sat, Mar. 17 - Celebrate St. Paddy's day in the mountains as we return to one of our favorite venues, the Tudor House in beautiful Lake Arrowhead.

Check our "Shows" page or click the links for more info. Come see one, or see them all!