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The Mahones win big And new Album

The Mahones Tour with murphys

A big congratulations to The Mahones for winning best punk album form the 11th Independent Music Awards. The judges were Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Tori Amos and Ozzy Osborne. This is no surprise for us here at Irish punk, as we gave The Black Irish album an an incredibly rare …

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The Real McKenzies – Westwinds

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The Real McKenzies Westwinds was made available March 27 on Fat Wreck Chords. This was the band’s first full-length album in four years. I think it’s safe to say that this is also one of the most anticipated releases of 2012. Personally, I’m very excited to review this album. I’ve …

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Al Barr Issues An Apology

Al Bar

Dropkick Murphy’s vocalist Al Barr recently came under heavy fire for using a homophobic slur in a promo video for the upcoming Punk & Disorderly Festival in Berlin. The video has since been removed, and Barr made a public apology on the Dropkick Murphy’s Facebook fan page saying: ” I …

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Street Dogs Turn 10

Street Dogs Turn 10

This year will mark the 10 year anniversary of Street Dogs. Mike McColgan says they plan to commemorate the anniversary with a live record and a DVD which is currently in the works, along with other 7 inch splits and b side releases. McColgan also gave fans a tease by …

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Saint Patrick’s Day 2012

Saint Patricks Day 2012

It certainly feels like Armageddon around here. St Paddys is the busiest time of year for many bands and Celtic punk scene. There’s going to be tons of festivals, parades, and all sorts of shindigs around the globe. Today, we will be taking a look at some of the major …

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