Shite’n’Onions Podcast #105 The Fighting Irish

Shite’n’Onions musical tribute to the legendary Celtic pugilists.

John L. Sullivan

Flogging Molly – The Hand Of John L Sullivan
Dropkick Murphys – Blood and Whiskey

Mickey Ward

Dropkick Murphys – The Warrior’s Code
Neck – Come Out Fighting
Larkin Brigade – Planxty John L
The Peelers – Stand Down Cleary

Billy Conn

BibleCodeSundays – Pittsburgh Kid

James J Braddock

BibleCodeSundays – The Cinderella Man

Flogging Molly – Punch Drunk Grinning Soul
The Peelers – Going Down Swingin’ (ft. Finny McConnell)
The Mahones – The Hunger & The Fight
The Wakes – The Brave
The Mahones – Paint The Town Red

Les Darcy

The Rumjacks – Les Darcy
Kilmaine Saints – Black & Blue Jig

Dan Donnelly

The Canny Brothers Band – Donnelly
Wages of Sin – Queensbury Rules
Jackflash – Queensberry Rules

Shite’n’Onions presents………The Poxmen of The Horslypse…..a tribute to Horslips

As some wag pointed out The Poxmen of The Horslypse was longer in the can then Guns’n’Roses’ Chinese Democracy but unlike Chinese Democracy this was worth the wait.

For those unfamiliar with the saga, The Poxmen of The Horslypse is a vinyl only tribute to legendary velvet loon pants wearing original Celtic-rockers, Horslips, the first band to successfully merge traditional influences with rock.

Track listing / Contributions:

1. Sword of Light – The Langer’s Ball
2. Dearg Doom – Bill Grogan’s Goat
3. The Shamrock Shore – The Mahones
4. Warm Sweet Breath of Love – Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers)
5. Fantasia (My Lagan Love) – Mark Cunningham (The Marshmen)
6. The Lady Wrestler – The Radiators from Space (Phil Chevron / The Pogues)
7. Trouble (With a Capital T) – The Indulgers
8. Speed the Plough – Dun Ringles
9. Come Back Beatles – The Teraways
10. Ferdia’s Song – Gerard Smith
11. The Man Who Built America – The Gobshites (with Richie Ramone)
12. New York Wakes – The Larkin Brigade


The LP with bonus 7″ and download card is available from Bandcamp and CDbaby.



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


Bastard Bearded Irishmen: Rise of the Bastard

I’ll give The Pittsburgh-based Bastard Bearded Irishmen high marks just for the band moniker. I’ll also give them high marks for those thick silky beards each has member has cultivated – all six of them – even ZZ Top couldn’t manage a full band of hairy faces and I’m sure the legendary Boston based bearded bastard Paddy Keys of The Larkin Brigade is a smidgen jealous of these beards.

And beyond the facial hair?

Rise of the Bastard is the Bastard Bearded Irishmen’s second full length release following up on their 2011 eponymous debut. Fifteen tracks in total, twelve original and 3 covers (All For Me Grog, Tell me Ma and Three Drunken Maidens being the obligatory covers). All Fifteen pretty much touch on our favorite clichés – Booze, Biddies and Bastards. The music has a distinct Flogging Molly influence though fasted and sometime almost skull rattling faster. The guitars are fast (obviously) and trashy and occasionally metallic though the fiddle, mandolin and banjo always manage to keep up. At time I’m also reminded of the sound and good times drinking attitude of the original Jersey Bhoy’s The Skels. Another influence I hear is some Eastern European / Gypsy (on Mama) but hey they toured with Gogol Bordello.

Highlights for me include: –

Land of the Free, Bartender’s Friend and Whiskey Rum, Bourbon, Beer.

A nice find.







The return of the Larkin Brigade

Don’t forget, the Larkin Brigade return to the stage this Saturday! They’re playing the newly expanded Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain, Mass., with Ska-Prest, Gone To Seed, and DJ Fordy Buxworth.

The Larkin Brigade
Gone To Seed
DJ Fordy Buxworth
The Midway Cafe
3496 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Cover TBD
Doors at 8 p.m.
Hope to see yez there!

The Larkin Brigade

p.s. Hear songs by the bands listed above at: