The Musicians


It would be impossible to overestimate the contribution of individual instrumentalists to the long running and continuing success story that is the Dublin Traditional Musical Pub Crawl, although were you to meet some of said performers in a social setting you may well doubt their ability to contribute to the success of any venture not involving the sale of alcohol, the ascerbic overuse of cynicism or the rebirth of consequence free hedonism.

These are (almost) their stories.

Our Musicians:
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1 – Anthony Bools (a.k.a. Booster, a.k.a. Boo)

2 – Brendan O’Sullivan (a.k.a. Bren, a.k.a. o’Suilleabhan, a.k.a. Breny)

3 – Tommy Martin (a.k.a.Tompipes,a.k.a.Tom, a.k.a.Angela)

4 – Larry Shaw (a.k.a. Sauce, a.k.a. Lar, a.k.a. The Outlaw)

5 – Tomas O’Brien (a.k.a The Big T, a.k.a. Tombox)

6 – Alan Doherty (a.k.a.Bubblehead, a.k.a. You Can Call Me Al)

7 – Andrew Leaton (a.k.a.Shiny Head, a.k.a. Scottish Andy)

8 – Aoife Ni Cormaic (a.k.a.Aoife, a.k.a. Ms. Ni Cormaic)

9 – David Murphy (a.k.a. De Murphy, a.k.a. Dave)

10 – Des Charlson (a.k.a.Charlo)

11 – Eamonn De Barra (a.k.a. DeBaba, a.k.a. De B)

12 – Mick McNamara (a.k.a. Mickmac)

13 – Oisin McCauly. (a.k.a. McCaulyCulkin)

14 – Joe Brennan (a.k.a. Baldy, a.k.a. The Musical Prostitute, a.k.a. It’s Small, But It’s A Cute Little Thing)

15 – Ray Dempsey (a.k.a. Sugar Ray, a.k.a. The Principal)

16 – Mark French (a.k.a. Marky Mark, a.k.a. Frenchie)

17 – Gerry Paul (a.k.a. Two First Names, a.k.a. Kiwi Girry)

18 – Trish Hutton (a.k.a. Tinkerbell)

19 – Eoin Dillon (a.k.a. Eoin The Piper, a.k.a. Eoin An Piobaire)

20 – Eamonn Galldubh (a.k.a.Sigmund, a.k.a. Galldubh Boy)

21 – Mark Wale (a.k.a.Wailer)

Dictionary of Unusual Terminology:

Bones – Ancient rhythm instrument traditionally manufactured from bovine ribs. One of the few instruments which can be played while the musician is in the process of drinking a pint or smoking a cigarette.

Crawler - A professional musician charged with the entertainment and upkeep of the participatory parties on any given musical pub crawl.

Crawlee – A fully paid up member of the social sub-class involved in the anticipation of entertainment to be supplied by Crawler (see above).

‘Old Guard’ – Those Crawlers of ancient legend who can still remember entertaining the masses at the end of the old crawl route in a laneway beside O’Donoghue’s.