The Stubby Shillelaghs Crowdfund New Comic, Sci-Fi and Fantasy-Themed Album "Critical Fail

by Samantha Lien


Colorado's high energy Celtic folk band The Stubby Shillelaghs are happy to announce they will begin crowdfunding for their new album Critical Fail through Kickstarter on Wednesday, May 20th just in time for their appearance the 2015 Denver ComicCon this weekend. Having regularly appeared at SciFi and Comic conventions such as Denver ComicCon, Starfest and GalaxyFest, as well as performing at the Colorado Irish Festival over the years, the band is thrilled to produce an album that appeals to both interests.

The album will continue the band’s long-standing tradition of Celtic music with themes from some of the most popular science fiction and fantasy franchises in recent history, including Star Wars, Star Trek, Batman, The Avengers, and more.  Critical Fail will explore fandoms - a term used by fans to describe the particular universe in which their film or TV show of choice takes place - and blend a mix of comedy and parody that pay homage fans and participants of the genre.

This will be The Stubby Shillelaghs first family-friendly album release in three years and features a variety of tracks, including Star Wars Irish Rebel Song I.R.A. (Interstellar Rebel Army), Reluctant Whovian, which speaks to the uncertainty about the television series Doctor Who, and Pour Me a Browncoat, a comedic tribute to the short-lived but long-loved television series Firefly. 

The band is seeking $1,500 to fund studio expenses and offering awards ranging from $1 Thank You e-mails all the way to the opportunity for a one-of-a-kind custom song creation for a generous $2,000 donation, with many other benefits between. The Kickstarter campaign runs from Wed., May 20th through Sat., June 20th, and you can fund the project now by visiting their Official Kickstarter page

Going to Denver ComicCon this weekend, and want to check out the band for yourself? They'll be playing Sat. May 23 at 3:00 p.m. and Sun., May 24 at 3:30 p.m. on the floor - so keep your ears peeled, which we know may be tough with those incredible, elaborate costumes!