The Ceili Family: Ministry of Silly Folk

I somehow missed reviewing the Ceili Family’s latest last year when Ministry of Silly Folk was originally release – sorry ‘bout that lads – still passage of time is not a good excuse to not review the album now. Ceili Family are from Germany and Ministry of Silly Folk (Fawlty Towers fans here me thinks) is the bands 3rd (I think) full-length release. Now like all good German bands the Ceili Family have a enduring love for the Pogues – the Pogues at their Irish dance hall band best – speedy, spunky, accordion lead, Celtic-folk-punk with infectious melodies and pints of poteen to beat the band. Check out “Throw You Diary” and “Band of Bowsies” and if these don’t get you moving your most likely dead.

http://www.ceilifamily.de/

Shite’n’Onions – Postcast #100 featuring The Gobshites

The Gobshites – Somebody Put Something In My Drink

The Gobshites – Trouble With Women

Ceili Family – Band of Bowsies

The Rumjacks – Les Darcy

Sisters of Murphy – L.O.V.E

The Led Farmers – Share The Wealth

The Gobshites – Cheers

The Mahones – Girl With Galway Eyes (dedicated to Anne McConnell)

Gerard Smith – The Parting Glass

The Rumjacks – Fact’ry Jack

The Popes – Storming Heaven

The Wild Irish Roses – Brennan On The Moore

James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water