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Muirsheen Durkin and Friends: Drink With The Irish

February 8, 2015

Despite the somewhat doggy looking Leprechaun cover and the title of this the latest five track EP from Germany’s Muirsheen Durkin and Friends, Drink with the Irish is a very, very good release. The first three tracks are dueling bagpipe’n’punk rock originals and as good as anything coming out of the big boys of the scene. I must give a special mention to “The Pogues and Whiskey”, a stunningly great homage to Kings Cross finest. The two covers are Danny Boy and Loch Lomond, both given the Celtic-punk treatment. A great release and well worth tracking down.

Muirsheen Durkin & Friends: Last Orders

June 24, 2013

I always though Muirsheen Durkin went west to California to strike gold but it looks like he actually went east to Germany – maybe it was the fine Fraulein’s and the Furstenberg – picking up some mates to play the Irish pub(s) of Arnsberg. Like a lot of German bands playing Celtic-punk the tracks are almost entirely covers of traditions Irish standard (and a Skels cover!!!) given a Teutonic punk-rock kick up the ass – no complaints here as LAST ORDERS of full of energy and highly enjoyable.