Reformed North of England folk punks legends The Whisky Priests have lined up a short tour of the UK and Europe in October / November of this year. More dates TBA.
To tie in with the tour, Whippet Records is reissuing the entire Whisky Priests back catalogue as a 12-disc box set, together with a limited edition companion-piece book
The Whisky Priests tour dates:
SAT 13 OCTOBER – The Forum Music Centre – Darlington, UK
FRI 19 OCTOBER – The Borderline – London, UK
SUN 21 OCTOBER – Musicport 2018 – Whitby, UK
TUE 30 OCTOBER – Chelsea – Vienna, Austria
WED 31 OCTOBER – Kik – Ried Im Innkreis, Austria
FRI 2 NOVEMBER – Musiktheater Piano – Dortmund, Germany
SAT 3 NOVEMBER – Monkeys Music Club – Hamburg, Germany
New Bedford based sea shanty scallywags, Sharks Come Cruisin have a new album, When I Get Home From Across the Sea, out on June 22nd.
Sharks Come Cruisin, known for their energetic arrangements of traditional sea shanties, have released their 2nd full-length record When I Get Home From Across the Sea.
A follow-up to their 2011 release A Past We Forget, the new album is a collection of 11 traditional sea shanties arranged and performed with the SCC intensity their fans have come to expect.
To record the new full-length, the band traveled to Dirt Floor studios in Chester, CT. Over a multi-day recording session, the band recorded the album in a rustic log cabin studio overlooking the Connecticut River. “We tracked the majority of the record live, with everyone playing in the living room, it was a great, low-stress way to make a record” says singer/guitarist Mark Lambert. “Getting away from our day to day routine to hang out and make music played a big part in the overall ease that comes through on the recording.”
For the record’s release, The band will be performing at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center on June 22nd in New Bedford, MA, and then the following night, June 23rd, at The Collaborative in Warren, RI. Back in their hometown of Providence, RI, Sharks Come Cruisin will celebrate the record’s release at the PVD Shanty Sing, a monthly event that the band hosts on the 2nd Friday of every month at the Parlour, 1119 North Main St. Providence, RI.
The Mahones hit the road shortly for serious of Canadian dates and a extensive European tour including spot on The Levellers Beautiful Days Festival
June 01 – O’Reilly’s – St. John’s, Canada
June 02 – O’Reilly’s – St. John’s, Canada
June 16 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Canada
June 23 – Blu Martini – Kingston, Canada
June 30 – House Of Targ – Ottawa, Canada
July 05 – Warehouse – St. Catherine’s, Canada
July 13 – Shamrock Castle Festival – Bammmersdorf, Germany
July 14 – Stadfest – Lindau, Germany
July 15 – Mighty Sounds Festival – Tabor, Czech Republic
July 17. – Zdunska Wola – Pub Variete, Poland
July 18 – Trinkteufel – Berlin, Germany
July 19 – Špilberk Castle – Brno, Czech Republik
July 20 – Rock auf Dem Berg – Marienberg, Germany
July 21 – Cafe Central – Weinheim, Germany
July 23 – Free & Easy Festival – Munich, Germany
July 26.03 – K3 – Hameln, Germany
July 27 – Nord Open Air – Essen, Germany
July 29 – Chez Narcisse – Le Val D’Ajol, France
July 30 – Le Dropkick – Reims, France
July 31 – Le Ferraille – Nantes, France
August 02 – Sesto San Giovanni (MI) – Carroponte Italy
August 03 – Montelago Celtic Festival – Maccerata, Italy
August 10 – Meisterschwanden – Drunken Sailors, Switzerland
August 17 – Beautiful Days Festival, England
I wanted to give a shout out to Garry Miller of The Whisky Priests new project; Mad Martins – a hugely ambitious 50-track triple CD and 104-page deluxe book as well as a live show and a three act theatrical performance.
Tracks on compilation albums are like friends. You can find good friends like Sir Reg, Greenland Whalefishers and The Go Set. There are friends you have lost touch with and need to reconnect with – The Porters, The Killigans and Kilkenny Knights. Friends that you need to get to know better – Mickey Rickshaw and Hoist the Colors and of course friends that you haven’t met until now. Raise Your Pints – Vol.2 is a very good compilation and if you want to know what is going on in the European scene the MacSlon is the man.
1 The Rogues from County Hell – MacSlon’s
2 The Cloves and the Tobacco – Too Much Trouble
3 Kilkenny Knights – Mick Watson
4 Irish Stew Of Sindidun – One Way Ticket
5 The Killigans – From The Underground
6 The Mullins – 9 To 5
7 The Go Set – Holdfast
8 The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats – Sign Of The Fighter
9 Billy Treacy – Temple Bar
10 Sir Reg – All Saints’ Day
11 Hoist The Colours – Mourners
12 Mickey Rickshaw – Nonprofit Warfare
13 Uncle Bard & The Dirty Bastards – I Only Got One Pint
14 Paddy and the Rats – Lonely Hearts’ Boulevard
15 BalticSeaChild – Fool In The Rain
16 Drink Hunters – Celtic Punks
17 Airs & Graces – 4 Corners
18 The Moorings – Drink Up Fast
19 The Porters – Son Of This Town
20 The Clan – Horns Up And Fight
21 Greenland Whalefishers – The Letter
Aussie legends The Go Set kick-off a short US tour next Friday at O’Briens Pub in Allston (Boston) .The tour takes them through the mid-west, finishing up in Southern California at the Get Shamrocked festival.
Life of Good is a very good album! Very much a return to roots by the Mollies after the more boundary pushing Speed of Darkness. The general consensus around the “interweb” is Life is Good is the best thing Flogging Molly have done since Within a Mile of Homeor even Drunken Lullabies and I would very much agree – settled science. The young pretenders have been snapping at FMs heels for quite a while but Dave King and gang have stepped back into the ring to reclaim the Celtic-punk heavy weight title. So without a track-by-track, blow-by-blow review here are the highlights.
Welcome To Adamstown, with it’s ska/horn dance-ability. I actually grew-up not too far from Adamstown and went to school right beside it. There was nothing there when I was in school a lifetime a go, just fields and a country house. In the late 1990s/2000s there was a massive property boom in Ireland – developers built thousands of houses in west Dublin yet no real infrastructure was put in (shops, schools, churches – yep you atheists) then the whole thing went bust leaving unfinished streets and negative equity, unemployment and bank foreclosures. Now there are hundreds of houses but still noting there. Welcome To Adamstown gets the story right.
The Last Serenade (Sailors And Fisherman), reminiscent at times of the magnificent the son never shines on closed doors.
Flogging Molly are truly back and life is great.
There’s Nothing Left Pt. 1
The Hand Of John L. Sullivan
Welcome To Adamstown
Reptiles (We Woke Up)
The Day’s We’ve Yet To Meet
Life Is Good
The Last Serenade (Sailors And Fisherman)
The Guns Of Jericho
Crushed (Hostile Nations)
The Bride Wore Black
Until We Meet Again
It’s been a few years since we’ve heard anything new from former Pogue Jamie Clarke (guitar on the much underrated Pogue Mahone). Hell Hath No Fury follows in the Folk-a-billy direction of 2011’s Beat Boys – part Pogues, part Rock-a-billy, party outlaw country in a spaghetti western kind of way. The cover of La Bamba is a must hear. A real solid album.