Craicdown performs acoustic roots music with a high-energy, rock inspired flare. The band’s diverse repertoire features songs and instrumental pieces varying in style from Americana to reggae-sounding vocals, and from Celtic jigs and reels to the music of Brazil. Craicdown draws from both traditional sources as well as writing much of their own material.
The ensemble includes Triangle area musicians Rob Sharer on guitar, flute, fiddle and vocals; David DiGiuseppe on accordion and Irish cittern; and Jim Roberts on percussion. The band’s name is a play on the English and Irish term craic, which means fun, amusement and a good time.Craicdown has recently released their debut CD titled “Roads,” which journeys into the wellspring of Americana and world music.