Greenland Whalefishers – new album

Norwegian Celtic-punk legends Greenland Whalefishers have a new album, The Thirsty Cave, out on September 21st (thats tomorrow). The album is out on green vinyl as well as the other less trendy formats. Review to follow shortly.


New music from – Larkin: A Toast to St. Jude

Happy to report that after an 8 year wait we will have new music from Tulsa based trad punk band Larkin. The album will be out later this summer on vinyl (and I assume CD too). A review and hopefully an interview with Larkin soon to follow.

St. Jude





Horslips tribute update

Our long on-going (5 years in the making) tribute to Celtic-rock originators Horslips is moving forward. All tracks are in and mastering is about to take place in Montreal under the expert supervision of Mr. Finny McConnell of The Mahones.


The final track list is:

Side 1

01 – Langers Ball / Sword of Light

02 – Bill Grogan’s Goat / Dearg Doom

03 – The Mahones / Shamrock Shore

04 – Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) / Warm Sweet Breath

05 – Mark Cunningham / My Lagan Love

06 – The Gobshites with Richie Ramone / The Man Who Built America

07 – The Indulgers / Trouble

08 – Larkin Brigade / NY Wakes

09 – Radiators From Space / Lady wrestler

10 – Dun Ringles / Speed the Plough

11 – The Teraways / Come Back Beatles

12 – Gerard Smith / Ferdia’s song


What ever happened to……..

The Mighty Regis? Lost of activity between 2007 and 2012 and nothing since? Anyone know if the band is still active. A might band.




The Mahones: Peter Robinson Festival

The Mahones headline the Peter Robinson Festival this coming Saturday, August 1st in Peterborough, ON.


The Go Set: Boston

Stuff the turkey, Christmas is coming early this year.

THE GO SET, Beantown Boozehounds, The Pourmen, BarRoom Heroes PLUS Live Nude Girls*** between sets!!!

***sorry to disappoint but Live Nude Girls are an acoustic punk outfit

The Mahones: European Tour

The Mahones are hauling ass over to Europe again for the August/September festival circuit. Catch’em if you can.


August 06 – Sion – Guinness Festival (Switzerland)
August 07 – Mannheim – 7er Club (Germany)
August 08 – Baudour – Parkrock (Belgium)
August 09 – Blackpool – Rebellion Punk Rock Festival (Great Britain)
August 10 – Nottingham – Doghouse (Great Britain)
August 11 – Huddersfield – Parish (Great Britain)
August 12 – London – New Cross Inn (Great Britain)
August 13 – Norwich – Owl Sanctuary (Great Britain)
August 14 – Winchester – Boomtown Festival (Great Britain)
August 16 – Düsseldorf – Pitcher (Germany)
August 18 – Copenhagen – Loppen (Denmark)
August 19 – Karlskrona – Greven (Sweden)
August 20 – Hamburg – Headcrash (Germany)
August 21 – Alsfeld – Ehrlich & Laut Open Air (Germany)
August 24 – Wien – Viper Room (Austria)
August 25 – Stuttgart – Kellerclub (Germany)
August 27 – Nantes – Scene Michelet (France)
August 28 – Brest – West Fest (France)
August 29 – Breal Sous Montfort – Festival du Roi Arthur (France)
August 30 – Valstagna – Brintaal Celtic Rock Fest (Italy)
September 01 – Caramagna – Spazio Polivalente (Italy)
September 02 – Milano – Lo Fi (Italy)
September 04 – Saint die les Vosges – Entracte (France)
September 05 – Montbeliard – Atelier des Môles (France)
September 09 – Aarburg – Musigburg (Switzerland)
September 10 – Wermelskirchen – AJZ Bahndamm (Germany)
September 11 – Landgraaf – Oefenbunker (Netherlands)

MAhones - Europe

The Tossers: 1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day Tour

The Tossers have just announced dates for their Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Tour. Support is from Aussie band The Ramshackle Army.


The Go Set: NYC

According to long time Shite’n’Onions favs are playing NYCs Arlene’s Grocery on September 29th. I’m so there.


Stiff Little Fingers: 25th Anniversary Glasgow – DVD/CD

Legendary Belfast punks Stiff Little Fingers are running a Pledge Music fund raiser to record a live album / DVD of their upcoming 25th anniversary also legendary St. Patrick night show at the semi-legendary Glasgow Barrowlands.  More details over at –