Chancers Hooley 


For almost 8 years and over 200 shows Chancers Hooley has been rocking the Denver area with fun, Celtic Rock with a wee bit of classic rock tossed in around the edges. We love to play and have fun together and always get the audience involved with at least a foot stomp and usually some singing along as well.


Chancers Hooley is Tim Dwyer on guitar & vocals, Linda Bolander on violin, viola & cello, Dave Hoffman on drums & vocal, Robin Dwyer on vocals, percussion and concertina and Jack Erwin on bass & vocals.


Based out of Denver, Chancer’s Hooley has performed on stages across the Colorado Front Range, including the Colorado Irish Festival, Elizabeth Irish Fest, The Peoples Fair and too many pubs and clubs to list.


With musical choices ranging from covers of rebel rock and drinking tunes to originals that span everything from philosophical life approaches, Irish blessings, and more drinking, "Chance's Hooley has something for everyone" as Roger Hara of the Celtic Connection put it in a review of Chancers Hooley's first album Fish on the Line.


What does the name Chancer’s Hooley mean? Well, nothing really. But it describes the band quite accurately.  A “Chancer” is Irish slang for a crazy person who likes taking chances on wild things. And a “Hooley” is an Irish jam session or party. Come out to a show and you’ll see for yourself that Chancer’s Hooley is exactly that – a Hooley with a bunch of Chancers! We hope that you will join us soon and become a “Hooligan” yourself!


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