Monday, January 31, 2011


These are the dates:

Feb 11

Fenix, Sittard, THE NETHERLANDS - 20:00

Feb 12

East Club, Bischofswerda, Sachsen, GERMANY - 20:00

Feb 13

Paradox Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt, Bayern, GERMANY - 19:30

Feb 14

Hafenkneipe, Zürich, TBA, SWITZERLAND - 19:30

Feb 15

Birreria, Saint Gallen, SWITZERLAND - 19:30

Feb 17

Melodka Klub, Brno-Veveří, CZECH REPUBLIC - 20:00
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Feb 18

Finnegan's Irish Pub, Altenburg, TBA, GERMANY - 20:30

Feb 20

Hedon Zwolle, Overijssel, THE NETHERLANDS - 20:00

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February 2011: Featured band, The Urban Voodoo Machine (widget at the left)

The Urban Voodoo Machine: A London collective of shadowy ne’er do wells, led by Norwegian born Paul-Ronney Angel. Featuring between 7 to 12 musicians playing guitars, drums, fiddle, trumpet, banjo, washboard, upright bass, gong, mandolin, accordion, harmonicas, saxophone, tuba, sousaphone and even empty bottles & tie racks to build their unique brand of Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll…

“With their lurching sea shanties, debauched murder ballads, messed-up tangos and whiskey-soaked gypsy stomps, some reckon they’re from the same stable of stallions as Tom Waits and Nick Cave; others point out the last gang in town swagger of The Clash and the hellbound blues that John Lee Hooker first dragged out of the swamp”

IN THE BEGINNING: The stars were aligning in the skies the night Paul-Ronney Angel was begged by a promoter to be the filling in a triple bill sandwich. Never one to turn down a knees-up, P-R realised he had 48 hours to put a band together. No problem. Trawling the dives and doss houses of London, he called in some favours, cracked some whips, and so it was that The Urban Voodoo Machine was cranked into life.

That was April 2003. Ever since then, this shadowy collective of ne’er-do-wells has been bringing the spirit of the Carnie to London, sleazing around the capitals’ seediest joints, as well as hosting the now legendary parties attended by strippers, fire jugglers and degenerates.

2005 – 2006: Igniting a spark in the dark underbelly of the city, the fire quickly spread so that by 2005 appearances were confirmed at Glastonbury Festival, Lost Vagueness, Edinburgh Festival and Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival. To give their audience something more than a black eye and an empty bottle to take home they recorded and released their 5-track debut EP “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Urban Voodoo Machine“.

Their ways as infectious as their voodoo is dark, the desperate thirst for their wrong ways continued into 2006. Latitude Festival and the Spitz Blues Festival snapped the band up whilst The Electric Picnic made them the only band to ever be booked 2 years in a row. This year also saw them perform to their biggest London audience yet at the Lost Vagueness Halloween Ball playing to over 1700 people.

Legendary parties turned into legendary club nights and in October 2006, ‘Gypsy Hotel’ was born to coincide with the release of their 2nd EP ’With love from the Urban Voodoo Machine’. Once a month, the band headline and sell out an excitingly eclectic rock n roll cabaret

2007 was a great year for The Urban Voodoo Machine. They kept to a hectic schedule of headlining stages at many festivals (Glastonbury, Latitude, Edinburgh etc.), playing their own sold out shows around UK & Europe, running their hugely popular Gypsy Hotel club night and swelling their already considerable fanbase.

2008 was spent in the studio in London, recording their first full length album. They hit the road again in March to perform with The Pogues on their USA tour (by personal invitation of Spider Stacy). Which in turn led to them being offered the full UK & Ireland X-Mas 2008 tour with The Pogues.

2009 saw the release of debut album ‘Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’N’Stroll’, on Gypsy Hotel Records to great acclaim. The album scored top reviews in all the major music magazines and made ‘Albums of the Year’ lists in Classic Rock magazine and Big Cheese magazine. This was backed with lots of live shows and touring including headling East London’s prestigious and beautiful Hackney Empire and joining the legendary New York Dolls on their UK tour.

2010 As always a busy live schedule started the year in Norway, on to Hungary in the Spring and even a football stadium in the Ukraine alongside Goran Bregovich. The Summer brought a lot of festivals including Download for the first time and an invitation to open for Paul McCartney at London’s Hyde Park. Much of the year, again spent locked away in the studio recording second album ‘In Black’N’Red’, pencilled for release early 2011.


Paul-Ronney Angel - Vocal, Electric/Acoustic/Slide-Guitars, Harmonicas, Banjo and more recently Mandolin.Frontman, Songwriter & Band Leader.
J- Roni-Moe - 16" Floortom, Hi-Hats, Snare
Jary - 18" Floortom, Snare, Hi-Hats, Tie-rack
Rev. Gavin Smith - Double Upright Bull Fiddle Bass
Nick Marsh - Lead Guitar (HANK to be precise!), Backing Vocals
Barney - Violin & ‘Howdy’s’
Lloyd Gomez De-Ville - Trumpets, Maraccas, Tambourine
Slim - Piano Accordion
Lucifire - Tenor & Alto Saxes
Joe Mongo Whitney - Washboard, Bodhrán, Banjolele, Turkish Drum & Melodica


“Ladies and Gentlemen, The Urban Voodoo Machine“ (5 track EP, 2005)
"With Love from the Utban Voodoo Machine" (5 track EP, 2006)
"Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop 'N' Stroll" (2009)
‘In Black’N’Red’(forthcoming album, 2011)!/theurbanvoodoomachine


Friday, January 28, 2011


Mervyn McKnight got a pub in Alkmaar (The Netherlands). He is looking for bands that would be willing to play in Alkmaar in a pub for a reasonable fee.

He also says that they can get some reactions.

If you are interested in, you can contact Mervyn at facebook:


Thursday, January 27, 2011


01 - BENJAMING BAND - Krátká demonstrace (from "Americké Popelníky) 2:20
02 - BENJAMING BAND - Berlín (from "Americké Popelníky) 4:22
03 - BENJAMING BAND - Bezdomovec (from "Z Hor!") 3:46
04 - BENJAMING BAND - Nastrelovac (from "Z Hor!") 4:09
05 - BENJAMING BAND - Cerný Prachy (from "Z Hor!") 3:54
06 - FALPERRYS - Vai por tí (demo) 2:22
07 - FALPERRYS - Un vaso máis (demo) 3:26
08 - THE FAMILY MAHONE - May Fair (From "Songs of the Back Bar") 2:10
09 - THE FAMILY MAHONE - The Hanging Spar (From "On The Razzle With The Family Mahone) 3:23
10 - GAELIAN - El cantar del guerrero (from "Regreso al origen") 2:18
11 - GAELIAN - In taberna (from "Regreso al origen") 3:31
12 - GAELIAN - Gardian da serra - Live 2:53
13 - GAELIAN - Andro (from "From the End of the World") 2:03

1) BENJAMING BAND (Petrikovice, Czech Republic)


Lukáš - Highland bagpipes, accordion and mandolin
Kuba - Guitar and vocals
Olin - Bass
Mates - drums


"Uvitacka" (11 tracks,2002)
"Berlín!" (9 tracks, 2003)
"Auld Lang Syne" (CDR 2003
"Chlapi to maj težký..." (6 track Single, 2004)
"Palírna" (11 tracks, CDR, 2004)
"Švihák" (14 tracks, CDR, 2005)
"Americké popelníky" (16 tracks, CDR, 2008)
"Z hor!" (15 tracks, CDR, 2010)

2) FALPERRYS (Vigo, Galicia, Spain)


O clan McCona:
Terence Hill - Accordion
Demis Roussos - Guitars.
Leónidas - Mandolin/Banjo
Harry Potter - Baixo
Alex de la Iglesia - Drums
Suggs of Madness - Vocals


"Falperrys" (7 track demo)

Some of the members of this new band played previously with Motor Perkins.

3) THE FAMILY MAHONE (Chester, Cheshire, England, UK)


Bootsy Mahone - Bass Guitar
Christy Mahone - Mandolin, banjo and vocals
D.J Mahone ( Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1) - Lead Vocals and Drums
Doc Mahone - Banjo, Fiddle and Vocals
Donal Mahone -Guitar
Rusty Mahone - Accordian, vocals


"Songs of the Back Bar" (12 tracks, 1999)
"On The Razzle with the Family Mahones" (16 tracks, 2002)
"Mahone Brew" (13 tracks,2006)

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4) GAELIAN (Chile)


Vox (Pablo San Martín) - Tribal bagpipes, percussions, flutes and guitar
Udhay (Carolina Riady) - Tribal Dance ATS, Pandero, Djembé, Crótalos
Paganino (Jorge Legua) - Galician Bagpipes, Fiddle, dulcimer Saltarello
Varlot (David Rendic) - Bodhrán, Drums, Darbake, Sonajera


"Regreso al origen" (EP, 2010)
"From the End of the World" (Forthcoming EP)

This band from Chile is inspired by the Scottish folk, the Galician folk, the Celtic folk, the Viking folk, tribal music, etc. Their influences are bands such as Cultus Ferox, Albannach, Clan An Drumma, Clanadonia, Corvus Corax, Luar na Lubre ...



Wednesday, January 26, 2011


We're putting on Pipes and Pints (again!) on Saturday 19th March at Mannions in Tottenham. Celtic-punk a la Dropkick Murphys so looking for bands to support them. They are coming over from the Czech Republic so bands beware you wont make your fortune at this gig!Leave a message if youre interested.


Monday, January 24, 2011


These are the new dates of the Street Dogs + The Mahones European tour 2011:

21.04. Berlin – SO36 (Germany) + STREET DOGS
28.04. Hamburg – Logo (Germany) + STREET DOGS
30.04. Bochum – Zwischenfall – Tanz in den Mai (Germany) + STREET DOGS
01.05. Amsterdam – Rebellion Festival (Netherlands) + STREET DOGS
04.05. Köln – MTC (Germany) + STREET DOGS NEW
07.05. Le Cateau – Zikenstock Festival (France) + STREET DOGS
08.05. Freiburg – Walfisch (Germany) + STREET DOGS
09.05. Solothurn – Kofmehl (Switzerland) + STREET DOGS
10.05. Lindau – Club Vaudeville (Germany) + STREET DOGS
11.05. München – Backstage (Germany) + STREET DOGS
12.05. Vienna – Szene (Austria) + STREET DOGS
15.05. Chemnitz – Rock’n’Ink Festival (Germany) + STREET DOGS
16.05. Stuttgart – Universum (Germany) + STREET DOGS
20.05. Durango – Plateruena Kafe Antzoki (Spain) + STREET DOGS
21.05. Badalona – Estraperlo (Spain) + STREET DOGS
22.05. Madrid – Gruta 77 (Spain) + STREET DOGS


Sunday, January 23, 2011


The Family Mahone is a band from Cheshire, UK.

"With the triumph of The Shirehorses behind him Mark Radcliffe decided to start a new band. He and the Afternoon Show's studio Manager (Chris Lee - Chester's Dark Prince Of The Mandolin) formed a Pogues tribute band called The Mahones.

Their repertoire consists of Pogues covers, other traditional / Irish material (including jigs/reels) and a few of Mark's original songs including one called 'Beer and Cheese' in a Pogues sort of style. They also do a couple of Waterboys numbers including Fisherman's Blues.

Soon after forming they discovered that there was a Canadian band also called The Mahones so they decided to change their name to The Family Mahone. The band has done a fair bit of touring in all sorts of pub venues. Some of the dates are shown on this page.

They recorded an album of original material (including several Radcliffe penned numbers) which was called "The Songs From The Back Bar" .

DJ Mahone (Mark Radcliffe) - Percussion, Vocals (most of the lead vocals)
Christy Mahone (Chris Lee) - Mandolin and Tenor Banjo
Charlie Mahone - Bass
Donal Mahone (Don Allen) - Guitar, he is responsible for the design and photography on the album. He founded the band with Mark.
Rusty Mahone (Russell Mabbutt) - Keyboards and Accordion and Vocals. He's based in Chester. Many folks in the n/west may recognise him as a loud singing and dancing busker! He's been a pro in the music industry for 13 years on & off.
Doc Mahone (Dave Russell) - Fiddle, 5-string banjo and Vocals. Doc first met Mark when Full House were playing at his wedding and their drummer couldn't make it so Mark stepped in at the last minute.

"Rusty" and Doc Mahone are local folk/rock musos recruited by Chris. Bootsy Mahone (Rob Fawcett, show's Production Assistant) was the former bass player and has now been replaced by Charlie Mahone.

(Taken from

Official biography:

"Chesire’s foremost drinking band originated, strangely enough in a pub. For it was in the George and Dragon, Great Budworth in1997 that DJ Mahone (vocals/drums) met Big Donal Mahone (guitar). DJ, also known by his stage name Mark Radcliffe, was a disc jokey by day, and so didn’t get out much or have many friends. Donal, not being choosy who he hung about with and unable to go home thanks to the restraining order, took pity on the lonely wretch and a relationship was forged. (But not like you’re thinking). However they soon realised that to bring to life the epic raggle-taggle sound they had in their heads, they would need some help. That’s to say people who could actually play pretty well. The search goes on to this day. In the meantime Christy Mahone (mandolin) and Doc Mahone (fiddle/banjo) were offered a bit of the old Bishop’s Finger (but not in the way you’re thinking) and, being flakes and turncoats, deserted their old band Full House to join the growing Mahone throng. Rusty Mahone (accordion) was added to the musical melange when he was discovered curled up, dormouse-like, in the leather posing pouch of Jock Mahone (LDV minibus). The final piece of the jigsaw fell into place when wealthy gentleman farmer The Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Mahone (bass) threatened to evict the rest of the Mahones from their tired Cottages on his estate unless he could join the group and share the free beer.

The Family Mahone have now release three albums of original drinking songs: Songs of the Back Bar (1999), On the Razzle (2002) and Mahone Brew (2006). They have also plied their evil drinking song trade up and down the country including appearances at the Cambridge Folk Festival, Cropredy Festival, Loopallu, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Manchester Academy and just about every pub, club, toilet and opium den within striking distance of Chester."


The Family Mahones "Songs of the Back Bar" (12 tracks, 1999)

Bootsy Mahone - Bass Guitar
Christy Mahone - Mandolin, banjo and vocals
D.J Mahone ( Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1) - Lead Vocals and Drums
Doc Mahone - Banjo, Fiddle and Vocals
Donal Mahone -Guitar
Rusty Mahone - Accordian, vocals

The Family Mahone "On The Razzle with the Family Mahones" (16 tracks, 2002)

Bootsy Mahone - Bass Guitar
Christy Mahone - Mandolin, banjo and vocals
D.J Mahone ( Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1) - Lead Vocals and Drums
Doc Mahone - Banjo, Fiddle and Vocals
Donal Mahone -Guitar
Rusty Mahone - Accordian, vocals

The Family Mahone "Mahone Brew" (13 tracks,2006)


The Family Mahone on "Eggheads" BBC2 April 2008

The Family Mahone "Cheese and Beer" (Live at Telford's Warehouse, Chester)

The Family Mahone "Ten Years Gone"

The Family Mahone "Knock John" (Recorded at Chester Folk Festival 1999)

The Family Mahone "On the Razzle" (Ullapool 2006)

The Family Mahone "Rolling Home/Tear it all Down" (Live at Manchester Academy 2004)

The Family Mahone: "Mayfair" (Live at Telford's Warehouse, Chester)


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

DROPKICK MURPHYS - First song of the new album on streaming


Flatfoot 56 will be playing some shows in Germany, Austria and Italy in April.

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Hope you're having a good new year so far, we’re having a grand time. We just confirmed we’ll be playing a live set on pirate cat radio in SF on the 28th. We’re gonna be showcasing a bunch of our new songs and you can tune in from ANYWHERE on to hear the show live. You can get the info for that off the shows if you hit up the Facebook events listing.

We’re also playing at High Street Station in Alameda in February for their monthly Celtic music showcase. We’ll be sharing the stage with OAT and it should be a lot of fun. That’s Saturday, February 19 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm at 1303 High Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

We’ve got a bunch of other shows in the works and are actively looking for more so keep an ear out. We’re also actively applying to festivals and events all over the west coast and midwest. for this summer, with a little luck we’ll get some serious road time in this year.

We’ve also made some big strides getting our recording studio set up and are just about ready to start recording for the new album. We’re looking for good deals on studio mics but we’ve got enough to start recording for the album at practice this sunday. So far we have 12 tracks written and ready to record, another 3 in progress, and our target release date is May 1.

In the meantime, we've still got a bunch of costs to cover, the album is going to need professional mixdowns and mastering in order to get that professional quality sound that can finally get us on the radio and spread the message to the masses To help cover those costs we're taking pre-orders of the album. If you want to help us build this thing please send money via paypal to with the subject "Anarchitechture Pre-Order". Everyone who kicks in $10 will get a link to download the album a week before the official release, $20 will get you the download and a signed copy of the album sent to you by mail, and $50 or more will get you the download, a signed CD & a t-shirt with the cover art as well. I'll send you a receipt within 24 hours and you have my word that if the album is delayed or any other complications come up you'll get a full refund.

And, of course, any sales of our previous two albums ( between now and then will go into the album launch fund as well.

Thanks for listening and for supporting our music, we really do appreciate it.

for Beltaine’s Fire

Hip Hop / Folk Rock / Celtic

Lynx T'chass - Lead Vocals
Laura Noel - Bass, Backing Vocals
John Dougal - Electric Banjo
Steve May - Violin & Mandolin
Cadence Miles - Drums



Hello and Happy New Year!

We're kicking off 2011 by returning to a bunch of our favorite venues in January. Our tour starts at The Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH (January 20th), and continues throughout the Northeast before we embrace our inner snow-birds and head south for a few weeks. We're in the process of demoing and road-testing new songs, and we're heading back to the studio (finally!) in late March.

We're really excited about the upcoming tour, and to top it all off we're getting the chance to do something we've never done before: hopping on a cruise ship down to the Caribbean! As if that wasn't already awesome enough, we'll be joining a ton of legendary, iconic artists including Steve Earle, John Prine, Richard Thompson, Patti Griffin, The Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile and many, many more. Here's hoping we can weasel our way into some late-night jam sessions!

Of course, there are still tickets available for our trip to Germany this summer! Come jump on the tour bus and we'll get into all kinds of trouble together. There's nothing like wandering the streets of Munich, or drinking a one-litre glass of cold hefeweizen in the courtyard of Heidelberg Castle. Best of all, your trip includes admission to Folk Im Schlosshof, an incredible Celtic music festival held on the grounds of a Bavarian Castle in a truly beautiful 12th century town. Don't miss out!

In the meantime, it's still very cold and snowy, so the ETH Community Initiative is continuing to collect dry and non-perishable goods and warm clothing which we're delivering to local shelters and food banks. If you're coming out to a show, grab something out of your cupboard on the way - every bit helps! Thanks in advance.

Keep reading for the full list of tour dates! Oh, and don't forget to "like" us on Facebook and tell all your friends we're coming to town!




Thursday, January 20 - Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
Friday, January 21 - Tupelo Music Hall Vermont, White River Junction, VT
Saturday, January 22 - Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
Wednesday, January 26 - Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
Thursday, January 27 - Fairfield Theatre's StageOne, Fairfield, CT
Friday, January 28 - Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
Saturday, January 29 - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, January 30 - The Record Collector, Bordentown, NJ
Saturday, February 12 - Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa, FL
Sunday, February 13 - Cayamo Cruise, Miami, FL
Wednesday, February 23 - The Plaza Theatre, Orlando, FL
Thursday, February 24 - 5th Ave Taproom, Tallahassee, FL
Friday, February 25 - Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL
Saturday, February 26 - Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
Sunday, February 27 - Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta, GA
Wednesday, March 2 - The SoapBox Laundro-Lounge, Wilmington, NC
Thursday, March 3 - The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
Friday, March 4 - Double Door Inn, Charlotte, NC
Saturday, March 5 - The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
Sunday, March 6 - Kirk Avenue Music Hall, Roanoke, VA
Thursday, March 10 - Waterville Opera House, Waterville, ME
Friday, March 11 - Pearl Street, Northampton, MA
Saturday, March 12 - The Snowbarn, West Dover, VT
Sunday, March 13 - Gilligan's Getaway, Plattsburgh, NY
Tuesday, March 15 - Shannon Pub, Buffalo, NY
Wednesday, March 16 - Cafe 210 West, State College, PA
Thursday, March 17 - Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA *SPECIAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHOW!
Friday, March 18 - The Avalon Theatre, Easton, MD
Saturday, March 19 - Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA


FLOGGING MOLLY - New album out in May 2011

Flogging Molly will be releasing their brand new album in May 2011. In the meanwhile the single "Don't Shut'Em Down" can be downloaded from their website. You have to register and then you will receive an e-mail. Once you have confirmed, you will be able to download the song.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


London Celtic Punks present The Dreadnoughts + Smokey Bastard + Will Tun and The Wasters.

February 25th 2011 at Mannions Prince Arthur.



Europe "Polka's Not Dead" Winter Tour 2011:
Jan 25th to Feb 27th.
Total km = 11500:
Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lichtenstein, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, UK , Ukraine

Date Venue City Country

Jan 26 Camäleon Vaduz Lichtenstein
Jan 27 Arena w/ Talco Vienna Austria
Jan 28 Rock Cafe w/ Talco Prague Czech Republic
Jan 29 Knust w/ Talco (SOLD OUT) Germany
Jan 30 Chez Heinz w/ Talco Hannover
Jan 31 Knust w/Talco Hamburg Germany
Feb 1 Treue Bremen Germany
Feb 2 Chemiefabrik w/ Talco Dresden Germany
Feb 3 Feierwerk w/ Talco Munchen Germany
Feb 4 Underground w/ Talco Cologne Germany
Feb 5 SO 36 w/ Talco Berlin Germany
Feb 6 XO Club Moscow Russia
Feb 7
Feb 8 Lykend Wroclaw Poland
Feb 9 Klub Kwadrat Krakow Poland
Feb 10 Tarnowskie Centrum Kultury Tarnow Poland
Feb 11 Klub Studencki Wspak Kielce Poland
Feb 12 Dom Kultury Kolbuszowa Poland
Feb 13 Pod Lampou Pilsen Czech Republic
Feb 14 Velbloud Budweis Czech Republic
Feb 15 Zack Club Passau Germany
Feb 16 Schuur w/Failed Teachers and Moped Lads Luzern Switzerland
Feb 17 Dynamo Zurich Switzerland
Feb 18 Graffitti Bern Switzerland
Feb 19 Mariaberg Rorschach Switzerland
Feb 20 Drunken Molly Kiev Ukraine
Feb 21 Pinky Bar Mulhouse France
Feb 22 Miroiterie Paris France
Feb 23 The Croft Bristol UK
Feb 24 Trillians Newcastle UK
Feb 25 Mannions Prince Arthur London UK
Feb 26 Red Lion Stoke on Trent UK
Feb 27 Sub 89 Reading UK

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DROPKICK MURPHYS - New album in stores next March 1st

New DKM album "Going Out in Style" available at the beginning of March:

Track listing:

1. Hang ‘Em High
2. Going Out In Style
3. The Hardest Mile
4. Cruel
5. Memorial Day
6. Climbing A Chair To Bed
7. Broken Hymns
8. Deeds Not Words
9. Take ‘Em Down
10. Sunday Hardcore Matinee
11. 1953
12. Peg O’ My Heart
13. The Irish Rover



Guezos was born in 1999 and come from Ourense (Galicia, Spain). Their music is Galician Celtic rock.

Adrián Beiroa - Lead vocals, accoustic guitar
David Quintas - electric and accoustic guitar
Modesto Cid - Bagpipes, whistle.
Xabier domínguez - Bagpipes, whistle.
Francisco Díaz - Drums
Roberto Reboiro - Bass
Anxo Fernández - Background vocals, keyboards, accordion

DOWNLOAD: (click on Guezos - Oito destinos (2010).zip)


Sunday, January 16, 2011

REVIEW - BENJAMING BAND "Z Hor!" (2010) Self released

Benjaming Band "Z Hor!" Self released
Release Date: December 2010
Running Time: 15 tracks, 46:28

“The Punk Pipes Family Gang” is back! Benjaming Band is a Czech band that merges Celtic and punk music. A Pipes & Pints wannabe band? Quite the contrary, the four piece band from Petrikovice pre-dates the band from Prague. In fact, BNB (Benjaming Band) is playing Celtic punk rock since 2003, after having seen The Real McKenzies live. Then it can be said that, if Hungary is the European country with the most original Celtic punk bands (Firkin and Paddy and the Rats), the Czech Republic seems to be bagpipes punk bands mine (Benjaming Band, Pilsner Oiquell and Pipes and Pints).

Those who are familiar with BNB’s previous albums (“Svihak”, 2005 and “Americké Popelnícky”, 2008) will notice some changes. First of all, Lukás (accordion and bagpipes) used to play the local pipes. Now he plays Highland pipes, accordion and mandolin. Secondly, the band has moved to a better studio and therefore the sound quality is better too. And, finally, BNB has recorded a song in English, “Kilt and Bagpipes”.

Z Hor!” is a good collection of classic rock’n’roll and 77 punk played with electric and traditional instruments. The band members have also improved their musicianship and the album is quite enjoyable. Most of the tracks are band’s originals and only two covers are featured on the album: “Scotland the Brave” (“Scotland the Brave” and “When The Saints Go Marching In” together in one track) and “Jesse James”. Both of them are fine numbers with great pipes, guitar and drums.

My faves are “Irská Hospoda” (excellent pipes song in the Doedelsäcke vein), “Rock’n Roll” (classic R’n’R inspired song with a great line at the end: “Pivo Sex a Rock’n’Roll", that is, “Beer, Sex & Rock’n’Roll), “Karbaník” (the best song of the album, top-notch bapipes punk song à la DKM or Pipes and Pints) and “Cerný Prachy” (another classic r’n’r song played in the Real McKenzies style). All of them are tracks in which the pipes can be heard, but there are another songs without them that really stands out: the aforementioned “Kilt and Bagpipes” (this mandolin driven song reminds the seminal Basque outfit Cicatriz sound), and “Karavánek” (another song featuring mandolin and tin whistle with good chorus).

With the plethora of European bagpipes punk bands singing in English (Pipes and Pints, Bastards on Parade, Black Tartan Clan …) one could think that there is no place for a bagpipes punk band singing in Czech. However, I feel that an honest band like BNB, whose main goal is fun, is worth hearing.

Benjaming Band, the “Bruddas” from Petrikovice.

01 – Intro
02 – Karavánek
03 – Irská Hopoda
04 – Rock’n’Roll
05 – Bezdomovec
06 – Kilt and Bagpipes
07 – Scotland Brave (sic)
08 – Jasse James (sic)
09 – Sedesát
10 – Nastrelovac
11 – Karbaník
12 – Czerný Prachy
13 – Ve Jmenu Krále
14 – Skladatel
15 – Jamajka (7 tracks from “Zor!” can be listened) (contact the band to buy the CD)

Review by Kinksmarkham


Saturday, January 15, 2011

REVIEW - FIRKIN "WHUP!" Pump Jump Records 2010 (second opinion)

Firkin, that hoard of howling Huns is back for a second assault in the form of Whup!, the band’s latest full-length CD, and this thing kicks some serious ass!

With this new release, Firkin continues to keep their distance from their contemporaries, with a sound possessed of blistering power chords leading a chugging rhythm section of willing accomplices, bass and drums. On top of this core are vocals that can go from thundering from a pulpit to screaming from the heart of heavy metal in a single phrase, while meanwhile, the traditional instrumentation of fiddle, whistle, and flute, are spinning wildly; sanding down the burrs, and adding subtle emotional content to the wide assortment of songs offered on Whup!

Speaking of songs, gone are the Flogging Molly covers that were peppered amongst Firkin’s debut release. Instead, Whup! is divided between Firkin originals and Firk’ed-up traditional songs, with those traditionals including seisiún-standard, Beggarman, Fairport’s Crazy Man Michael, sea shanty Whup Jamboree, and the less obscure numbers, Spanish Lady, Lord of the Dance, Rocky Road to Dublin, and Monto, all done up in Firkin’s high-impact style.

Firkin’s arrangements and interpretations of these songs really stand apart from the usual renditions, true, but once again I find myself enjoying the band’s original compositions more. Perhaps it is because the band is so cohesive in their direction that these original songs, written by the band for the band’s own unique style, are so perfectly balanced in conveying the Firkin sound. These six original songs on Whup contain elements of somber beauty, as in Idyll on a Hill, fist-pumping and head-banging, as in Sailing Away, and reckless abandon in the mug-swinger, Beer Almighty. But my personal disc favorite, (after much intense scrutiny!) must be Highland Games, with its menacing melodies and whistle and fiddle work. A total firkin’ barnburner!

In short, Firkin’s Whup picks up where Firkinful of Beer left off, continuing to blur the line between Celtic Folk-Punk and Heavy Metal with results nothing short of inspired. But with both of the Firkin releases available on iTunes with minute-and-a-half samples of each track, you can see for yourself!

I see also that the band is planning a North American tour this March with some US cities still to be announced. If Boston is anywhere near Firkin’s show itinerary, you can bet that I will be in attendance. I way dig this band.

Review by Christopher P. Toler, THE Blathering Gommel


Wednesday, January 12, 2011


In this recording Christy Moore performs songs recorded with Planxty, Moving Hearts and solo.

(Taken from Wikipedia)

Christopher Andrew "Christy" Moore (born 7 May 1945) is a popular Irish folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is well known as one of the founding members of Planxty and Moving Hearts. His first album, Paddy on the Road (a minor release of 500, although made available again on CD through his website and at gigs in 2010) was recorded with Dominic Behan (brother of Brendan) in 1969. In 2007, he was named as Ireland's greatest living musician in RTÉ's People of the Year Awards.

Early life

Moore was born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. He was originally a bank employee who wanted to express himself using traditional music. A bank strike in 1966, which lasted six months (and effectively paralysed Irish commercial life for the duration), resulted in Moore spending considerable time practising music. When the strike ended, Moore had already decided where his passion in life arose, and left the bank for good.

Musical career

1972 brought his first major release, Prosperous (named after the village of Prosperous, County Kildare, where the album was recorded), which brought together the four musicians who shortly thereafter formed Planxty: Liam Óg O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, and Dónal Lunny. For a time they called themselves "CLAD", an acronym of their names, but soon decided on Planxty.

After leaving Planxty in 1975, Moore continued on his solo career, reforming his old band on occasion (which he has been doing ever since). He also formed the band Moving Hearts with Lunny and five other musicians in 1980. In 2000 he published his autobiography, One Voice.

Moore's earlier years of heavy drinking, sleeping dysfunctional hours, continual travelling, and often eating takeaway foods resulted in a decline in health, and several operations. Moore's battle with alcohol, and subsequent heart operations have taken their toll. At the end of the 1990s, Moore was requested to reduce his workload for medical reasons.

On April 17, 2009 Christy Moore released his first new studio album in four years, titled 'Listen' and it was promoted through a series of live gigs.

Political and social commentary

Moore is best known for his political and social commentary, which reflects a leftwing Irish Republican perspective, this despite the fact that his mother was a Fine Gael county councillor and parliamentary candidate in Kildare. He supported the republican H-Block protestors in the 1970s and 1980s with the album H-Block in 1978, the launch of which was raided by the police, and The Spirit of Freedom. He has also recorded songs by the hunger striker Bobby Sands. However, in 1987 he ceased supporting the military activities of the IRA as a result of the Enniskillen bombing.

Individual political songs he has performed throughout his career include Mick Hanly's 'On the Blanket' about the protests of republican prisoners, his own 'Viva la Quinta Brigada' about Irish volunteers in the Spanish Civil War and his own 'Minds Locked Shut' about Bloody Sunday in Derry.

Moore has endorsed a long list of left wing support causes, ranging from El Salvador to Mary Robinson in the 1990 Presidential Election.[At Glastonbury Festival in 2005 he sang about the Palestinian solidarity activist Rachel Corrie.

With typical Moore social consciousness, he opened the festival marking Ballymun's inception as Dublin's first Fairtrade Town on 23 November 2006. Ballymun, once synonymous with social deprivation and drug problems, is currently the largest urban regeneration project in northern Europe.

Allusions in his songs

* The former Bishop of Galway, Eamon Casey, is the subject of Martin Egan's song 'Casey' often performed by Moore.
* In 2005, his popular release "Don't Forget Your Shovel" (written by Christie Hennessey) was referenced in a number 1 UK single "The JCB Song" by Nizlopi: "And the engine rattles my bum like berserk. While we're singin, 'Don't forget your shovel if you want to go to work!'" It was further referenced in the video for the same song; as the line is sung, the characters in the JCB pass a shop called "Christie's Shovels".
* In his song "If I Get an Encore" he compares Tulsk to hell,"Mountbellew was like purgatory but Tulsk was just like being in hell". Its a reference to a row that broke during one of his gigs in a Tulsk venue.

Musical style

His solo style includes driving rhythms on guitar and bodhrán as well as slower ballads.


Moore's brother Barry, whose stagename is Luka Bloom, is also a successful singer-songwriter.[6] His nephew, Conor Byrne, is also an accomplished traditional flautist and tin whistle player, with Christy appearing on his Wind Dancer album.[7]

Memorable Events

An Góilín Surprise

On Friday 6 October 2006 Christy paid a surprise visit to the legendary An Góilín traditional singers' club in Dublin. There, before fifty or so people, Christy took out his guitar (instruments are rarely used in An Góilín, it being a singers' refuge) and sang songs reflective of the Irish language and socially radical culture of the club such as Na Conghailigh, about the deaths of Tomás and Seán Ó Conghaile off Conamara, and Viva la Quinta Brigada, about the role of the Irish fighting with the socialists in the Spanish Civil War.

Desert Island Discs

In June 2007, Christy was guest on Desert Island Discs, a BBC programme that is often considered an accolade. He selected mainly Irish folk music that had inspired him and spoke frankly of personal and political issues that had shaped his life.

Detention Incident, 2004

In October 2004, a story in several news agencies revealed how Moore had been stopped and detained by customs officers at the Welsh port of Holyhead.[8][9] The article claimed the singer was stopped in his van with his driver, taken into an office and questioned over the lyrics of his songs. The following day in response to the Irish Times article, Moore released a statement saying: "My driver and I were stopped and held for two hours at Holyhead last Monday, under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2002. My driver and I were held separately in two interrogation rooms. I found the whole experience threatening. I was questioned about the contents of my briefcase." Despite initial reports to the contrary, the singer's van, which was full of musical equipment, was not searched. "I was questioned about lyrics of songs and I was asked a lot of personal questions about members of my family and my children and about my home. At no time was I given any explanation as to why I was being held and interrogated in this manner", he added. He said the fact that Irish people are still being treated this way on their way to Britain is very "saddening". "I had hoped to deal with this matter out of the public domain. But seeing as it has become a news item, I feel the need to offer my side of the story. I found the whole affair quite frightening."



* Paddy On The Road (1969)
* Prosperous (1972)
* Whatever Tickles Your Fancy (1975)
* Christy Moore (1976)
* The Iron Behind the Velvet (1978)
* Live in Dublin (1978)
* H Block (1980)
* Christy Moore and Friends (1981)
* The Time Has Come (1983)
* Ride On (1984)
* Ordinary Man (1985)
* The Spirit of Freedom (1986)
* Unfinished Revolution (1987)
* Voyage (1989)
* Smoke and Strong Whiskey (1991)
* King Puck (1993)
* Live at the Point (1994)
* Graffiti Tongue (1996)
* Traveller (1999)
* This is the Day (2001)
* Live at Vicar Street (2002)
* Burning Times (2005)
* Live at The Point 2006 (2006)
* Listen (2009)

With Planxty

* Planxty (1972)
* The Well Below the Valley (1973)
* Cold Blow And The Rainy Night (1974)
* After The Break (1979)
* The Woman I Loved So Well (1980)
* Words and Music (1983)
* Planxty Live 2004 (2004)

With Moving Hearts

* Moving Hearts (1981)
* Dark End Of The Street (1982)

Compilation albums

* High Kings of Tara (Christy Moore, Planxty,..) (1980)
* Nice 'n Easy (1984)
* Aris (Planxty) (1984)
* Christy Moore (Compilation USA) (1988)
* The Christy Moore Collection 1981–1991 (1991)
* Christy Moore Collection Part 2 (1997)
* The Box Set 1964 2004 (2004)


* Christy (1995) 54 mins - Christy reflects on life and career.


* Christy Moore Uncovered (2001) 104 mins - features collaborations with Jimmy MacCarthy, Wally Page, Shane McGowan, Sinéad O'Connor and John Spillane.
* Planxty Live 2004 The reunion of the hugely popular and influential group after a 20 year hiatus.
* Christy Moore Live In Dublin 2006 (2006) 143 mins - First time a live solo concert has been recorded and released outside CD format. Filmed over 4 nights in December 2005 and January 2006.



Tuesday, January 11, 2011


FIRKIN will be touring Canada and the U.S.A. soon!

March 16, 2011, 20:00 TORONTO (CA) Quail & Firkin
Canada, TORONTO (CA)
Quail & Firkin

March 17, 2011, 20:00 TORONTO (CA) Lee’s...
Canada, TORONTO (CA)
Lee’s Palace/Phoenix/Palais Royale

March 18, 2011, 20:00 TORONTO (CA) Firkin the Tannery -...
Canada, TORONTO (CA)
Firkin the Tannery - Kitchener

March 19, 2011, 20:00 TORONTO (CA) Firkin on King
Canada, TORONTO (CA)
Firkin on King

March 20, 2011, 20:00 American Tour TBA
USA, American Tour

March 21, 2011, 20:00 American Tour TBA
USA, American Tour

March 22, 2011, 20:00 American Tour TBA
USA, American Tour

March 23, 2011, 20:00 American Tour TBA
USA, American Tour

March 24, 2011, 20:00 American Tour TBA
USA, American Tour

For further details, please go to


Monday, January 10, 2011


Bastards On Parade/Smokey Bastard/ The Lagan

Sunday, May 1, 20h00

The Grosvenor
Sidney Road, Stockwell.
London, London and SW9 United Kingdom

From the Celtic nation of Galicia,, Bastards on Parade playing traditional instruments unique to Galicia and good old punk-rock. Their first visit to these shores so lets make it a good one. Also playing are our faves the ever brilliant Smokey Bastard and the new fellas on the block its londonirishceltpunkers The Lagan. Room for one more? We'll see...

If coming from Brixton tube walk towards the Brixton Academy go straight past and 5 minutes further down the road The Grosvenor is on your right. Last tube on the night is around 11-50pm. Theres loadsa buses plus Brixton overground. Bar open till 1am.
More details and a map from the Grosvenor web-page here-




13th @ Sestao (Spain)
14th @ Bordeaux (FR) TBA
15th @ Tours (FR)
16th @ Paris (FR)
17th @ Castrop- Rauxel (GER)
19th @ TBA Germany
20th @ TBA Germany
21th @ Kassel (GER) w/ Flatfoot 56
22th @ TBA Germany
23th @ TBA Germany
24th @ Emdem (GER) TBA
26th @ TBA Netherlands
27th @ TBA Netherlands
28th @ TBA Netherlands
29th @ Bristol (UK) w/ The Lagan
30th @ TBA UK w/ The Lagan


1st @ London (UK) w/the lagan
4th @ Oberhausen (GER)
5th @ TBA Czech Republic
6th @ Téplice (Czech Republic)
7th @ Chemnitz (GER)
8th @ TBA Germany
10th @ TBA Switzerland
11th @ TBA Switzerland
12th @ St. Gallen (Switzerland)
13th @ Marseille (FR) TBA
14th @ Mondragón (Spain)



Wayback Machine set to 1973; Its roughly about the time “Acid Rock” was being eclipsed in popularity by “Prog Rock,” and in Ireland, the universally-considered “Fathers of Celtic Rock,” Horslips, and their monster hit, “Dearg Doom,” are a familiar sound.

However, Horslips were not the only game in town. Another band just happens to ALSO be mixing fiddle and guitar, reels and rock, traditional and contemporary. Far less well-known, the band, Mushroom, out of Dublin, release their one and only offering, “Early One Morning.”

Most easily compared to Horslips through its use of fiddle, bodhran, and tin whistle alongside its 1970s rock kit of guitar, drums, bass, and organ, (oh, and don’t forget that moog!), Mushroom also blended early seventies rock with traditional Irish songs and tunes.

Among Mushroom’s more straightforward, (and frequently folksy,) compositions, Early One Morning shows the band integrating reels and hornpipes right into the songs, with a nice “acid-tinged” guitar, slurring all 70s-prog-like, right among the fiddle and surprisingly-Celtic sounding keyboards.

"The Liathdan" is a great example of this. This second track is where the band initially tips its hand on what’s to come. The keyboard takes the first run at the reel that this song sits on, followed by some nicely belted out vocals and an honest-to-goodness guitar solo.

The same treatment and zeal is applied to the instrumental tracks "Johnny The Jumper", "The Potter’s Wheel", and "Drowsey Maggie", as well as the blistering CD closer "The King of Alba", and of course, the band’s big hit, "The Devil Among the Tailors", which uses the reel “The Devil’s Dream” as its main vehicle. Brilliant tune!

Fortunately, all eleven tracks on this not-so-hard-to-find-as-to-justify-its-obscurity release can be sampled at so you can hear for yourself what you’ve been missing.

I firmly believe that this CD would be embraced by any fans of Irish music, early seventies rock, (of the prog/psych/acid varieties,) and celtic rock of any age. In fact, Early One Morning finds itself so frequently seeing time on my regular playlist rotation that I am somewhat embarrassed that I haven’t thought to do a write-up on it sooner. Recognition for the band, Mushroom, and this, their only release, is long overdue.

Incidentally, I see that Early One Morning currently has three bonus tracks, ("The King of Ireland’s Daughter", "Kings and Queens, and "Met a Friend,") available at, (

I may have to do me some downloading!

Review by Christopher P. Toler, THE Blathering Gommel


Saturday, January 8, 2011


Dropkick Murphys will be playing in Europe soon. This info comes from the band:

"We hope everyone had a great holiday season! Time to get back to work and our first order of business is to finally announce the first round of European tour dates that we have been promising you. Please note we have more tour dates coming but wanted to let all our friends over in Europe know what shows we have confirmed already.

Lots of exciting things going on in the DKM camp right now with a bunch of new songs that we can't wait to play live for you. We have just about finished working on our new album, just gotta tie up the last couple of loose ends and then we'll have more details for you in the next week or so. Good times ahead!

In the meantime here are those European tour dates:

Friday April 15th - Artefact Festival, Strasbourg FRANCE
Saturday April 16th - Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld GERMANY
Sunday April 17th - Färs & Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund SWEDEN
Monday April 18th - Spektrum, Oslo NORWAY
Tuesday April 19th - Arenan, Stockholm SWEDEN
Thursday April 21st - Thuringen Hall, Erfurt GERMANY
Friday April 22nd - Give It A Name Festival, Zurich SWITZERLAND
Saturday April 23rd - Groezrock, Meerhout BELGIUM
Sunday April 24th - Paaspop, Schjindel THE NETHERLANDS
Monday April 25th - Zenith, München GERMANY
Tuesday April 26th - Loud And Proud Festival at Alcatraz, Milan ITALY
Thursday April 28th - Sala Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona SPAIN
Friday April 29th - Sala Riviera, Madrid SPAIN
Saturday April 30th - Sala Rockstar, Bilbao SPAIN
Friday August 12th - Rocco Del Schlacko, Püttlingen GERMANY
Saturday August 13th - Open Flair, Eschwege GERMANY
Sunday August 14th - Taubertal, Rothenburg GERMANY
Saturday August 20th - Area 4, Lüdinghausen GERMANY
Sunday August 21st - Highfield, Großpösna GERMANY

Here's the full line up of our 2011 shows, please note St Louis is now SOLD OUT:

See you out there!




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