Poguetry and other
- Pogues and past and present
- Christy Moore and Friends
- Other Irish Bands
- British Bands
- American and Canadian
- Tours and new release news
- Other STUFF
- Christy Moore
The Celtic Revival Supergroups of the 70s and 80s.
- ---Moving Hearts
-One day some of Planxty took acid and listened to "The Dark Side of the
Moon.". Well, it sounds like that anyway.
- Blood or Whiskey
Blood or Whiskey is a six piece band with a
Celtic/punk sound from County Kildare.
They play a lot of original material. To me they are more OI then folk. Good
fun I think
They have another website at
The originals. The masters, the cause of all this trouble. If you
them well, be very very ashamed!
- Great western squares...-
From Phibsboro, North Dublin,
these boys seem to be doing a fine trade with a very tongue-in-cheek attack on
old standards and original material.
- Big Bad Bollocks
-from Northampton I cant find out any info on these guys,
but heres some pix
- Billy Bragg
-What can you say about the "Big Nosed Bastard from
Barking"? An old red-ragger and a writer of some of the funniest and most
poignant personal songs too.
-I remember seeing this band the night before I got
married. I remember that the drummer was the lead singer. I remember thinking
they were great. I remember fuck all else about them!
- The Electrics
The Electrics formed in 1988 in Glasgow. A fabulous breed
of Scottish kick arse, with lots of humour. Will get you stomping and smiling
and drinking and thinking. I love their song about touring America "The Grass
is Greener", but why do a Scots band sing about "going back to Ireland"?
From her famous duet with Shane on "Fairytale of New York"
through to her work with Billy Bragg and her wonderful solo Material, she was
just beautiful, sexy and talented, and I sorely miss her
- Rory McLeod
-One of the most lively, talented, one man show musicians I
have ever seen. Everybody who sees one of his shows or meets him falls under
Neck say it best themselves "Loud'n'Proud'n"Bold".
Led by song-smith Leeson O'Keeffe (formerly of Shane MacGowan's Popes), NECK
are a 6-piece London Irish band playing PSYCHO-CEILÍDH. One of the hottest acts in UK at the moment, they can punk like the pistols
and folk like the dubs. What more do you want? (feck yer then) NEWS: NEW ALBUM
- Tom Robinson
-A sexist racist bigoted Rock and Roller in disguise as a
WarbleFly are a UK band that plays energy-charged folk music - tradpunk,
folkstomp, rock'n'reel - call it what you like.
Probably more "Moving Hearts" than "Pogues", if you know what I mean.
- The Whisky Priests
Gary and Glenn Miller, twin brothers
born and bred in County Durham, founded this
legendary 5-piece group in 1985
- The Emigrants
Made a name for themselves playing in Newtown NSW's famous
"Sando" hotel every Saturday arvo in the early90s.. Lead by Dublin singer
songwriter Lenny Duff and backed up by Fiddler player Andrew Paulsen, they
carved out a niche for themselves with their own style of Celtic Rock. Not as
punk as Roaring Jack (many of whom also featured in the Emigrants line-up), yet
still lively and modern.
- The Laundrymen
Were a six-piece folk punk/trad/Irish band from Sydney a couple
of years back, They had a very "Aussie Bushband" influence and an enjoyable sound. You can hear them
HERE. These days two of
the members perform together under the name
A Melbourne based outfit, who may be sadly defunct. Aussie
Now long gone, but still mourned. Roaring Jack mixed
leftist politics, booze, sex, fighting and crime into a glorious reel jig and
slam night, that left you shattered for days and desperate for more. The
friendliest most fun bunch of lads you could want to meet as well!
Roaring Jacks Main songwriter singer and activist (or was
it stirrer?) Alistair
Hulett went on to a very successful solo career in the UK. He has a
website HERE. NEWS: NEW
LIVE AND RARITIES CD OUT IN2005 . ALISTAIR TO TOUR AUSTRALIA/NZ JAN-MARCH
- Weddings Parties, Anything, featuring
How many nights did I spend sweating rocking and drinking
to "The Wedders"? I couldn't begin to count. Bringing a uniquely Australian
Pub and Folk music to good rock, their songs were personal, touching the music
rocking! Music to drink, laugh dance, slam or cry with. I still LOVE these
guys. Thanks for some of the best nights of my life...
Dipsomaniacs have a song called "Shane MacGowan".
I don't have a clue what the song has to do with Shane besides his name being
mentioned in the chorus, and it sounds like Cheap Trick or something, but you
know, I still kinda like it!
The Filthy Thieving Bastards were originally a side project of the
Swingin' Utters. They
enlisted former Camper Van Beethoven, guitarist Greg
Lisher, producer Randy Burk (who ended up on drums), and Me First and the
Gimme Gimmes singer Spike Slawson (who ended up on
bass). The lineup later
included Red Meat's Max
Butler on mandolin.~ Bradley Torreano, All Music Guide
The Fenians a quintet of highly
talented musicians based in Orange County, CA.
A traditional mellow style of music, more like the Clancy Brothers or Furies
than the Pogues.
- Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly. One of the biggest bands in the scene at
the moment. One listen and you will know why. They are the current
masters, finding that perfect balance of Rock, Punk and Folk, landing
right on that sweet spot without sounding like Faux-Pogues. LOOK OUT FOR
AN AUSSIE TOUR IN EARLY 2005!
- Icewagon Flu
Icewagon Flu is an up-and-coming band straight out
of Hoboken NJ. More laid back rock then Celtic Punk, I do
like their song "Trouble Has A Car".
- y Los
Ok with a name like that it will come as a surprise to hear
that Josh Lederman lives in Somerville, MA and
describes his outfit Los Diablos as
"The kings of Irish-Jewish folk-punk".
Even more surprising to hear his McGowan-esque delivery. Ok, so my description
makes it sound like a schmozzle (which must be a yiddish word, Josh?), but in
fact they are DAMNED good! I really like "When We Were Still Young"
- McGillacuddys -
McGillicuddys do songs like Leaving of Liverpool,
Father Jacks Favourite, A Dozen Pints,
but I know fuck all else about em! So go find out fer yerself, right?. and let
- Real Mckenzies
the Real McKenzies hail from Vancouver, BC. They have a
strong Scots influence, and are one of the big names at the moment. Check them
out, or I will kick your head in.
- Rogues March
New York City-based musician, JOE HURLEY
has two bands, One of which is ROGUE'S
The other is
Joe Hurley & The
Gents, which I know nothing about. (Useful fecker arent
Rising from the New York Irish scene, they incorporate the heart and soul of
Celtic music with the exuberance of American and
British punk rock They sound hot too! Good humour, good
music, good craic.
- The Skels
Another hard edged US based band. With songs having titles
such as "Have A Drink Ya Bastards" and covering
Shane's "Streams Of Whiskey".
I think they are trying to tell us something!
- The Sods
The Sods are a six piece celtic-punk band from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Their material includes many Dubs standards like Home, Boys, and the Holy
Ground, as well as originals such as the well titled Drunk Punk.
- The Tossers
Hale from Chicago. Do a rocking
version of Dicey Riley, as well as many
- The Town
Are a more traditional outfit based in Vancouver,
British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. But they are
damned good, and very talented in the Planxty mould.
- Wages of Sin -
From WA USA, mix Celtic with country with Appalachian with rockabilly with
Tex-Mex with bluegrass, and follow the whole mess
with a bracing shot of punk rock. YEEEEHARRRR!
- Greenland Whalefishers
From Norway of all places, which makes the name apt too! Greenland
have been around since 1995. I really really like them.
- Perfect (jamie
Formed in Europe 1997, and
featuring Jamie Clarke, from Camden, the heart of London,
who lived in
Germany as a student. Does an interesting version of
Christies "Ride On"
- The Porters
Irish/folk streetpunk from Germany, si how they are
described. They sing in English and do great versions of lots of the
Dubs standards. I think they fancy a drop of the dark stuff too!
- Tears for Beers
I wish I had of started a band with this name! But these
lads from Germany got there first in the
early 1990s. Another one singing
in English and covering Dublin standards, but with a slightly more trad and
less punk feel then The Porters. Definitely great to drink sing and bounce
- Lenny Duff, Dave Williams and Bobby Mannell (ex
Emigrants & Roaring Jack) to play Sydney pub gigs March2005
- Flogging Molly have new CD and expect an Aussie tour in
- Roaring Jack are to release a compile of live and
unreleased in 05
- Speaking of RJ. Alistair Hulett is touring Aus in
- Rumours of "The Emigrants" remaster CD have been
- SHITE AND
ONIONS is the best site! Go there! NOW! Still here? What are you
waiting for, a feckin bus?
If you know of any links of interest or software worth listing, or just want
to say ""OI!", EMAIL me
7 Dec 04