Best of 2016: Podcast

#1 The Rumjacks: Sleepin’ Rough

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#2 The Go Set: Rolling Sound

Bones

Rolling Sound

#3 The Langer’s Ball: Whiskey Outlaws

Sword of Light

Whiskey Outlaws

#4 The Gobshites: The Whistle Before the Snap

Shane’s Dentist

Somebody Put Something

#5 Sir Reg: Modern Day Disgrace

Cranky George: Fat Lot of Good

Tunnel of Love

Sisters of Murphy: Working Stiffs Unite

Jack Haggerty

Bodh’aktan: Bodh’aktan

Besoin d’air

Bunch of Bastards: My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done

Sing with us Bastards

Mischief Brew: Bacchanal’n’Philadelphia

Every Town Will Celebrate

The Mahones – The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk

Give It All Ya Got (2016)

The Winter Codes: Too Cool To Dance EP

Friend in Tullamore

Alternative Ulster: Rebellion

Riot in the Rondout

The Muckers: The Muckers

Eddie Conners

The Best of 2016

A little late but worth the wait…..and remember it’s not late till March 18th.

The Top Five:

#1 The Rumjacks: Sleepin’ Rough

#2 The Go Set: Rolling Sound

#3 The Langer’s Ball: Whiskey Outlaws

#4 The Gobshites: The Whistle Before the Snap

#5 Sir Reg: Modern Day Disgrace

The Best of the Rest (in no particular order):

Cranky George: Fat Lot of Good

Sisters of Murphy: Working Stiffs Unite

Bunch of Bastards: My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done

Bodh’aktan: Bodh’aktan

Mischief Brew: Bacchanal’n’Philadelphia

Special Shout Out to:

The Mahones – The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk

The Winter Codes: Too Cool To Dance EP

New Kids on the Block:

Alternative Ulster: Rebellion

The Muckers: The Muckers

Bodh’aktan: Bodh’aktan

Bodh’aktan is the self titled fourth full length album from Quebec based French-Canadian’s Bodh’aktan. Now if you haven’t heard Bodh’aktan before they play big ‘ol bagpipes punk’n’roll influenced by both the maritime and Celtic traditions and they do it all Francais…..and why not. Kind of like legendary French punk/metal outfit TRUST on a weekend bender in Connemara. Check’em out.

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The Whisky Priests – The Hard Men

Mischief Brew – Every Town Will Celebrate

Bodh’aktan – Grazie Mille

Alternative Ulster – Riot in the Rondout

Rovers Ahead – Ghost Of Anne Reily

The Real McKenzies – Skye Boat Song

Jamie Clarke’s Perfect – Thru Sid Vicious Eyes

BibleCodeSundays – The Lords of Winter Hill

The Go Set – Bones

The Black Tartan Clan – Standing Strong

Tom O’Reilly & The Swaggers – Country Boy Blues

The best of 2014

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Running a little late with the list but whatever, great music doesn’t go stale. So without further adieu.

The top five:

#1 The Mahones: The Hunger & The Fight (Part 1)

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Twenty five years on and more tour miles driven then the rest of the entire Celtic-punk scene combined, The Mahones on The Hunger & The Fight still have the enthusiasm of a band in the studio for the first time (but thankfully the 25 years and many albums under their belt studio experience).

Read the full review here


#2 Whiskey of the Damned: Monsters are Real whiskey of the damned  

I’ll go out on a limb and say McCarthy has the finest voice in Celtic-punk (and that includes Dave King), maybe Van the Moan threw in a few vocal lessons to boot. Of course a good voice won’t do it alone, the band are tight as f#*k, loud and fast and the songs first class and while still fast and trashy

 

Read the full review here


 

#3 Blood or Whiskey: Tell The Truth And Shame The Devil bow

Pissed and angry but still a party. Its great to have’em back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#3 Kilkenny Knights: Brady’s Pub Tales download

Honestly not a bad song over the entire almost hour of music and more then a few that could wake the dead and induce them into jig.

 

 

 

 

 

Read the full review here


 

#5 (joint) Black 47: Last Call

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Black 47 hung up their green suede shoes in November, 2014 after 25 years of hard jigging and gigging. Two albums were released in 2014; Last Call, their final original album, full of fresh and originals ideas and, Rise Up – The Political Songs, a collection of, well, political songs as a reminder of how good this band was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rise Up – Read the full review here

Last Call – Read the full review here


 

The best of the rest (in no particular order):


 

The Pourmen: Too Old to Die Young

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Read the full review here


 

Finnegan’s Hell: Drunk, Sick And Blue

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Read the full review here


 

Craic: Amongst the Mischief and Malarkey

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Read the full review here


 

Wages of Sin: Queensbury Rules

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Read the full review here


 

Bastard Bearded Irishmen: Rise of the Bastard

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Read full review here


 

The Biblecode Sundays: Live Near Abbey Road (Park Royal)

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Read full review here


 

Bodh’aktan: Against Winds and Tides

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Read full review here


 

Best of ballads and folk:


 

Irish Whispa: Irish Whispa

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The Canny Brothers Band: The Guinness Situation

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Read full review here


 

Hugh Morrison: Scotland is Free

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Read the full review here


 

The Fenian Sons: 617

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Read the full review here


Punk rock shout out


The Hex Bombs: Everything Earned

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Read full review here 


 

DVD:


 

 

Greenland Whalefishers: 20 Years Of Waiting (DVD)

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 Read full review here


 

And a very special shout out.

Radiators from Space: Sound City Beat

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Bodh’aktan: Au Diable Les Remords

Celtic punk is not an exclusive preserve of those with Celtic genes or even the English (Hiberno-English) speaking world. We’re all familiar with the great bands from Germany and Japan and even Indonesia playing Celtic punk. But did you know there is a French-Canadian scene and it does not include The Mahones even though Finny move the band to Quebec. We’ve previously reviewed releases from Farler’s Fury now I present you francophiles with Bodh’aktan. Disagree with me that fidddles, French and fecking jigs and Reels don’t work then listen to either A Borie or Le medley du mal de pieds – still disagree after an ear full then your the Duke of Wellington.

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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 #60

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#60 feature the new album from Vermont based Bagpipes’n’Roll PRYDEIN

Artist – Song – Album

The Mahones – Shakespeare Road – Angels & Devils
Prydein – Devil’s In the Kitchen – Heads Up
Prydein – Centerfold – Heads Up
The Mickey Finn – McGuinness’ Mass – Prayers and Idle Chatter
In Search Of A Rose – Shamrocknroll – Reels & Roses Live
Jackdaw – Hogjaw (Live) – Brilliant, Sad, And Guilty
Auld Corn Brigade – Our Flag – Our Flag
Bodh’aktan – Les 3 capitaines – Bodh’aktan
The Krusty Moores – Face Like Death – A Stumbel In The Right Direction
Doug Folkins – King Henry’s Good Times – Another Last Call
Sir Reg – Bolloxology – A Sign of the Times
Rusty Nail – Damned Violent Things – Boozers, Bastards and Bards
The Go Set – Macpherson’s Rant – Another Round In Melbourne Town (Live)
Prydein – Whisky You’re the Devil – Heads Up
Prydein – Stairway To Scotland – Loud Pipes ( Saves Lives)