The Road Not Taken is an impressive release from these Celtic son’s of France. The Road Not Taken is Sons of O’Flaherty first full length release following up on the band’s debut 5 track EP from a few years back. The Sons of O’Flaherty straddle the ground between the big boys of Celtic-punk, DropkIck Murphys and Flogging Molly. Closer to the Mollies then the Murphs but also reminiscent to the Swedish/Irish lads Sir Reg. Sons of O’Flaherty are tight, talented and a band to watch out for.
Personal favorites include “Saint or Sinner” and one of the best versions of “Fields of Athenry” I’ve ever heard.
Another great compilation here from our continental cousins over at MacSlon’s Irish Pub Radio. As always if you want to know what’s going on with new bands on the scene (and especially Europe) then Raise Your Pints is the starting point. Twenty great tracks in all and not a bad one amongst them. Highlights include, The Flogging Molly-ish Brick Top Blaggers, Uncle Bard and the Dirty Bastards, the might Ferocious Dog, Black Water Country, the Do or Die era Tortilla Flats and The Fatty Farmers.