The Upducky Band is a 4 piece group comprising of fiddles, flutes, percussion, guitar, bouzouki and vocals, specialising in Irish Traditional and contemporary music. The band has been together for 15 years and has toured and gigged in the USA, Singapore, Northern Australia, Scandinavia, Zambia and even Riyadh in Saudi Arabia at the invitiation of Enterprise Ireland and The Irish Government.
The Upduckiers come from the border area in Ireland and entertain at Festivals, clubs and corporate events at home and abroad and have built up a good following over the years. They are experienced performers and entertainers and great music is the number one priority in all their performances.
Each member of the group has various different instrumental and vocal skills and some of their acheivements over the years can be seen on their website www.crookedjack.weebly.com or, facebook and twitter under.... The Upducky Band.
David and Kevin were involved in performing the music for the award winning film "The Magdalene Sisters" directed by the Scottish actor Peter Mullan and David is a recipient of the Armagh Festival of Song "Tommy Makem Award" and the Ballyshannon Song Festival winner. The band have had songs recorded and covered by numerous artisites over the years and the combination of flutes, fiddles and guitar and vocals brings an exciting freshness to the music they play.
The Upducky Band have performed at the World Police and Fire Games 2013, The Olympic Torch Events in Northern Ireland and the SIGIR Conference in Dublin as well as a successful tour in Norway in the past few months
We had the great opportunity to work under the banner of Grupa Cuhulainn in Saudi Arabia with members of Prodijig and Riverdance in the Irish Society Celebrations 2014
THE UPDUCKIERS WILL BE TOURING IN NORWAY FOR A 10 DAY SOIREE IRISH AND SCOTTISH MUSIC.
MY FATHER WAS A SCOTTISH MAN [written by David Muldrew ] mcps
THIS IS ANOTHER SONG THAT HAS PROVED TO BE VERY POPULAR WITH RADIO STATIONS AND SUCCESSFUL FOR US. IT WAS RELEASED ON THE CD "THE SOUTHERN CROSS" ALONG WITH THE GREAT UILEANN PIPER BRENDAN MONAGHAN, AND IT IS A LOVE STORY OF THE LOVE BETWEEN, THE PLANTER AND THE GAEL IN THE YEARS OF THE PLANTATION OF ULSTER. [1600'S]
DONEGAL RAIN [written by David Muldrew ] mcps
THE SONG DONEGAL RAIN HAS BEEN RECORDED BY ORLA SWEENEY FOM DUBLIN ON HER CD "THE BLUE NOTE" AND IS CURRENTLY DOING VERY WELL, IT IS ALSO THE TITLE MUSIC FOR AN ONLINE GALLERY FROM FINLAND AND IS RECEIVING GREAT HITS ONLINE.....
THE UPDUCKY BAND WAS FEATURED IN THE ONLINE VIDEO FOOTAGE FOR THE NME MAGAZINE NORWAY FEATURE ON LIVE MUSIC IN OSLO,
NEW FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND UPDATED WEBSITE
THE UPDUCKY BAND AVE REJIGGED THEIR WEB PUBLICISING WITH A BRAND NEW FACEBOOK PAGE, TWITTER ACCOUNT AND WEBSITE UNDER ....THE UPDUCKY BAND.