Across The Border: Folkpunk Airraid

Across The Border, from the Karlsruhe area of Germany are one of Celtic-punks longest running groups releasing at least seven albums and E.P.s. I believe the band’s history goes back to 1991 which puts them into the same vintage bracket as The Mahones and Black 47 though unlike these two acts, FOLKPUNK AIRRAID, is the first album I’ve really heard from this band. What I’m hearing is energetic Celtic-folk-punk reminiscent of fellow Germans, FIDDLERS GREEN, and strong influences by THE POGUES and THE CLASH (obviously). Every track on FOLKPUNK AIRRAID is a winner but I need to highlight, AWAY, a tribute to THE CLASH, the full throttle, MARRY ME OR BURY ME and the BLACK 47 sounding, WHAT IF MEN. My big reservation is the vocals that just don’t do it for me – I can’t put my finger on it, maybe the accent but then again after 20 years together I’m sure they don’t give a shite if I like the vocals or not.

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Shite’n’Onions Podcast#62 featuring the Kilmaine Saints

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#62 feature Drunken Redemption the new album from the Kilmaine Saints.

Kilmaine Saints – Haul Away Joe / Drunken Redemption
Kilmaine Saints – All For One / Drunken Redemption
Auld Corn Brigade – Our Flag / Our Flag EP
Lexington Field – Selfish Bastard / Poor Troubled Life
Across The Border – Soldier John / Folkpunk Airraid
Bodh’aktan – À boire / Au diable les remords
BibleCodeSumdays – Mary of the / Ghosts Of Our Past
The Mahones – Angel Without Wings Merry Christmas Baby / Angels & Devils
Bodh’aktan – Le medley du mal de pieds / Au diable les remords
Kilmaine Saints – Póg Mo Thóin / The Good The Plaid and The Ugly
The Wilde – I’m a man you don’ t meet everyday / Vote Now, Pay Later
Pat Chessell – Drunk In Exile
Kilmaine Saints – Go On Home British Soldiers / Drunken Redemption
Handsome Young Strangers – Jog Along Til Shearing / Single A
Handsome Young Strangers – Wild Rover Again / Single B
Faire D’Ophelia – Tides Of Sorrow

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#61

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#61: Featuring the best of Celtic and folk punk. We have new music from The Mahones and Tomfooligans as well as some deep dives into the Shite’n’Onions vault with classics from Blood Or Whiskey and Neck plus the best of the latest releases.We also have a very unusual cover and to protect the guilty the name of the band is to be withheld.
Surfin’ Turnips – Scrumpy Swillin Time Again
The Mahones – Angels & Devils
Handsome Young Strangers – Augathela Station
Tomfooligans – McGregor’s Pipes
Blood Or Whiskey – Your Majesty
Bastards on Parade – St Patrick’s Day
The Langer’s Ball – Mackey’s Daughter
The Gobshites – Guinness Boys
The Dreadnoughts – Grace O’Malley
The Fighting Jamesons – Johnny On The Island
Siobhan – Jakey’s Gone To Germany
Across The Border – Soldier John
Auld Corn Brigade – A Mother’s Heart
Bodh’aktan – La ballade de Jonathan Lewis
Charm City Saints – Dicey Riley
The Mighty Regis – Real Deal Irish
Neck – A Fistful Of Shamrock
Not Revealed – to protect the guilty

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#54 – Sláinte to Germany

A show dedicated to one of the most fertile countries for Celtic-Punk, Germany of course (and yes I know Jamie Clarke is English but he’s been in Germany so long it makes him German enough)

Fiddler’s Green – Bugger Off
The Porters – Too Many Pints Of Guinness
Jake & The Blades – Hell To Hell
Mr. Irish Bastard – Isn’t It Grand Boys
Jamie Clarke’s Perfect – Beatboys
The Porters – Weila Weila
The Ceili Family – Fall Face First
Auld Corn Brigade – Muirsheen Durkin
The Pokes – High Hopes
Fiddler’s Green – Sports Day Theme
Jamie Clarke`s Perfect – Tobi`s Fall (Orginal If I Should Fall From Grace With God)
Across The Border – Irish Airraid Over Germany