Irish Wakers


“Music is well said to be the speech of angels.” —Thomas Carlyle

See us soon at:

August 27: Richmond Maritime Festival (free event)
Port of Call Stage, 12pm-4:30pm
Britannia Shipyards, Steveston 

And join us for Irish Sessions every Sunday
from 5:30pm to 7:30pm!
Wolf & Hound Restaurant
3617 West Broadway, Vancouver
(604) 738-8909

Come for the Craic, Celebrate Life!

The Wakers

The Irish Wakers formed in 2008 through a shared love of Irish tunes and songs , maritime songs, sea shanties and original works. Since then we have performed at a wide variety of concerts including Canada Day , Celtic Fests, Irish House-Vancouver Winter Olympics, sailing groups , folk clubs and traditional music festivals, and at special events in restaurants and pubs.

Our line-up includes : vocals, Irish bodhran, fiddle, guitar, Irish flute, and Uilleann pipes. We are available to perform at weddings, conventions, corporate events, festivals, pubs, wakes and parties .

What we do

We work with you to help design your perfect and memorable event with flexibility and professional integrity.

We have a vast amount of Irish tunes (jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, & waltzes ) and songs (Irish, Maritime, and Sea Shanties) which can be tailored to your event.

The wealth of tunes and songs added to the variety of instruments and energetic performances will engage your audience with dance, singing, and great craic !

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

—Friedrich Nietzsche

More tunes and songs

by the Irish Wakers


All photos and video of  The Irish Wakers  beautifully captured with appreciation to Kate Williams Photography

2018 summer fun with the Wakers' Blake Williams at the setting of a new Guinness World Record!

Visit us on YouTube

For a taste of the Wakers’ good times, watch our video on Youtube.

See the band in action

Find this and more on YouTube, or come see us in person.

What people say about The Irish Wakers:

What is the Craic?

What’s the “craic” ? (news, gossip, fun, enjoyment ) How are you? What’s happening?

Overheard in Ireland:
“What’s the craic ? Divil a bit.” (nothing new)

Craic Rating Guide

Minus Craic
Good Craic
Mighty Craic
Savage Craic
Deadly Craic
The Craic was 90 in the Isle of Man (“top form” & song by Christy Moore)

Our philosophy is that if we’re not having fun, then you’re not likely to either . So why not:
“Come for the Craic and enjoy life with the Wakers!” (P.S. Don’t forget your dancing shoes !!)