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Come check us out in Alameda!  We will be performing some new songs from our upcoming album as well as a few classics.

Saturday, April 30th 2016
The Fireside Lounge
​​1453 Webster Street
​Alameda, CA

Show starts at 8:00pm

Also on the bill are:


with Special Guest: Piper Andy MacKay


We will be performing live on
Saturday, December 12th 2015
Back Bar SoFa
418 South Market St. San Jose, CA
Show starts at 9:00pm

Also on the bill are:
Silent Pictures
Late Night District


Our debut album, "Armistice Day", came in third place for Folk/Punk/Rock Album of the Year!  Thanks to all of our fans for supporting us in 2014.  We're looking forward to 2015 and beyond!

Best Folk Punk / Rock Album Of 2014

1. Roughneck Riot – Out of Anger
2. Pyrates – Uncharted Lands
3. McCrae's Battalion – Armistice Day
4. Beyond the Fields – The Falcon Lives
5. Bastard Bearded Irishmen – Rise of the Bastard
6. Craic the Lens – The Cannon
7. The Wages of Sin – Queensbury Rules
8. Birmingham Six – Move On
9. Uncle Bard and the Dirty Bastards – Get the Folk out
10. 16 Tons with Ally – Safari Chaos & Anarchy


Our debut album "Armistice Day" has been nominated for Album of the Year in the Folk/Punk/Rock Category!  Please help support the band vote for us.  Just follow the link and cast your vote.  Thanks!

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McCrae's Battalion had an awesome show with our friends The Guverment and San Francisco punk rock veterans Bite on Saturday, September 13th at the world famous Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA.  Headlining the show was ON/OFF, an amazing band from Dublin, Ireland. 

The McCrae's Battalion song "Acacia McCrae" has been featured in a Celtic music podcast produced by the awesome website!!!

Check it out here!!!

McCrae's Battalion played three full sets at Winter's Tavern in Pacifica, California on Saturday, July 12th at 9:00pm.  We tried out new songs from our upcoming album as well as old McCrae's Battalion classics.  It was a really fun night.

Winter's Tavern - 1522 Francisco Blvd. Pacifica, California


We were excited to share the stage again with our good friends The Shams at The Milk Bar in San Francisco.  This show was on Friday, May 30th at 8:00pm.  Also on the bill was Fenton Coolfoot and the Right Time and coming all the way from Boston were The Chicken Slacks.  It was an awesome night on legendary Haight Street in San Francisco!

Milk Bar - 1840 Haight Street, San Francisco

March 28, 2014 - The KALX 90.7FM live performance and interview is now available for your listening pleasure HERE.  Thanks to everyone who tuned in to hear us perform live and be interviewed on KALX 90.7 FM.  We had a great time! Special thanks to our fans across the water in Scotland, Ireland and beyond, who woke up at 5:00am (or just stayed up all night drinking) to hear us live on the air.

You can also download the track "Billy McConnell" for free all week long, Cheers!

February 22, 2014 - McCrae's Battalion performed their debut album "Armistice Day" LIVE on KALX 90.7FM on Saturday February 22 at 9pm. Hope you listened LIVE on the radio or LIVE from the KALX 90.7FM website.

January 2nd, 2014 - We are happy to announce that our debut album "Armistice Day" has been released! CDs and digital downloads are available on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and the brand new "Store" section on the McCrae's Battalion website. 

October 26th, 2013 - McCrae's Battalion returned to the Starry Plough in Berkeley for another great show with The Shams and The Guverment all for a great cause. The show was a benefit for A Meaningful Light a Bay Area based charitable organization that seeks to raise awareness of the meaningful lives and contributions of people with intellectual disabilities in our communities. It was quite a night. You Tube video is coming soon.

July 6th, 2013 - McCrae's Battalion rocked the house at the Starry Plough in Berkeley with the help of The Shams and Ghost Town Gospel. Thanks to all who attended. Your support is greatly appreciated. And special thanks to tin whistle player David O'Keeffe who joined us on stage for rousing versions of "March O The Cameron Men", "Larimer Street" and "Billy McConnell."

March 14th, 2013 - McCrae's Battalion has just returned from GetReel Studios in San Francisco, recording material for their upcoming debut album, set to be released later this year.
To hear a sneak peek click here. 


May 9th, 2013 - McCrae's Battalion had a great show at O'Reilly's Pub in North Beach.  Oysters, Guiness and an awesome crowd made it a very memorable night.  They tried out a few new songs such as "The Only One" and "Billy McConnell" to much success.  They are looking forward to playing O'Reilly's again sometime in the new future.

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