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Destitution Road (Roaring Jack) - Mickey Rickshaw - Behind The Eight Ball

Coming Home - Handsome Young Strangers - The Bleeding Bridge

Home In Song - Mickey Rickshaw - Home In Song

Martyrs of the Lower Middle Class - The Killigans - Honor

Over - Greenland Whalefishers - Based on a True Story

Rats In Allston - Mickey Rickshaw - Behind The Eight Ball

Salutations, Memoirs, Denouements - Bastard Bearded Irishmen - Drinkin' To The Dead

Seldom Sober - Medusa's Wake - Rascal's and Rogues

Templars Rise From The Crypt - The Templars of Doom - Hovels Of The Holy

Dacia - Mickey Rickshaw - Home in Song

No Problems, No Drama - Bastard Bearded Irishmen - Drinkin' To The Dead

Joe's Town - Greenland Whalefishers - Based on a True Story

Chinese Rock - The Templars of Doom - Hovels Of The Holy

Slow Motion Suicide - Ferocious Dog - Live At Rock City

Lexington Field - We Are Fearless - Modern Times

Direct download: Celtic-punk_podcast_113.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Paddy's day special.

McDermott's 2 Hours - The Damned Man's Polka - Besieged
Sons of O'Flaherty - Dead and Gone - A Road Not Taken
Sir Reg - Conor McGregor - The Underdogs
Matilda's Scoundrels - Godforsaken Sea - As The Tide Turns
Greenland Whalefishers - Joe's Town - Based on a True Story
The Muckers - Let's All Go To The Bar - One More Stout
Alternative Ulster - No Queen, No Crown - Boobies, Banjos, Bagpipes and Beer
Brick Top Blaggers - On the Mend - The Fury
The Templars of Doom - H-Block Escape - Hovels of The Holy
Greenland Whalefishers - The Party - Based on a True Story
The Rumjacks - Bus Floor Bottles - Saints Preserve Us
The Rumjacks - An poc ar buile - Saints Preserve Us
Blaggard - Slapper's Medley - Standards
The Killigans - Hey Sergio - Strong of Heart
Alternative Ulster - Sail Home British Soldiers - Boobies, Banjos, Bagpipes and Beer
The Templars of Doom - Roddy McCorely - Hovels of The Holy
The Muckers - God Save Ireland - One More Stout
McDermott's 2 Hours - Firebird - Besieged
McDermott's 2 Hours - The Warrior Monk - Besieged
Lexington Field - Tracy Boys Know How to Party - Modern Times
Sir Reg - Stereotypical Drunken Feckin’ Irish Song - The Underdogs
Pat Chessell - The Mother-in-Law - I Confess
The Rumjacks - Cupcakes - Saints Preserve Us
The Langer's Ball - I'll Tell Me Ma - Hard Time in the Country
Boiled In Lead - Jolly Tinker - Silver
Rusty Nail - The Magician - Bitter Ale, Bitter Heart
The Mighty Regis - Real Deal Irish - County Sligo
Catgut Mary - Paddy's Lament - The Mahones Vs Catgut Mary
The Narrowbacks - Rising Of The Moon - The After Hours EP
The Tossers - Johnny McGuire's Wake - Emerald City
Black 47 - Green Suede Shoes - Green Suede Shoes
The Mahones - Streets of New York - The Very Best
The Gobshites - Cheers - Poitin
Neck - Loud'n'Proud'n'Bold - Necked (A Few Odds From The Oul' Sods!)
Bill Grogan's Goat - Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore - Second Wind
Chris Skel and the Original Sins - Once Upon a Time - How Many Nails Does a Coffin Need
1916 - Hot Asphalt - Last Call For Heros
Shilelagh Law - And Then We Drink - Auld School
The Mahones - The Hunger & The Fight -The Hunger & The Fight
BibleCodeSundays - Willie Redmond's Volunteers - Walk Like Kings
The Langer's Ball - 1916 - Hard Time in the Country
Direct download: Podcast113b.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions podcast 112 - playlist

Big Bad Bollocks - Big Bad Bollocks (Night On The Tiles)

Sons of O'Flaherty - Dead and Gone (The Road Not Taken)

The Muckers -  Let's All Go To The Bar (One More Stout)

1916 - Tear the Pub Down (Last Call For Heros)

Catgut Mary - Melbourne Tram Song (The Mahones Vs Catgut Mary)

Hudson Falcons - Monahan's (Desperation and Revolution)

The Rumjacks -  Les Darcy (Sleepin' Rough)

Bleeding Hearts - The Devil's Mosh ('The Rules of Division)

The Pourmen - Whaling City (Too Old To Die Young)

Matilda's Scoundrels - Burn It Down (As The Tide Turns)

James McGrath - Race To The Bottom (Live At The Shed)

Direct download: ShitenOnions_podcast_112.mp3
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Brick Top Blaggers - The Fury (Raise Your Pints Vol. 3) 

The Mahones - I'm Alive (Love + Death + Redemption)

Finnegan's Hell -  Shane Macgowan's Grave (Life + Death)

Muirsheen Durkin - Itchy Fingers (11 Pints & 3 Shots)

The Stanfields - The Dirtiest Drunk (Vanguard of the Young & Reckless)

The Mahones - It's Gonna Be Alright (Love + Death + Redemption)

The Peelers - Five Roses (Place of the Fiend)

Sharks Come Cruisin -  Running Down to Cuba (When I Get Home From Across the Sea)

James McGrath - Bad Bends (RP)

Gary Miller - In The Navy (Mad Martins)

The Langer's Ball -  Picket Line Song (Hard Time in the Country)

Finnegan's Hell -  One-Horse Town (Life + Death)

Muirsheen Durkin - Drink with the Irish (11 Pints & 3 Shots)




Direct download: Podcast111.mp3
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Neck - Blue Skies Over Nenagh

The Stanfields - The Boston States

Alternative Ulster - Ghetto Piper

Pint Killers - Raise A Glass

Son of O'Flaherty - Dead and Gone

BibleCodeSundays - Disorganised Crime

Ferocious Dog - Black Leg Miner

Ramshackle Army - Protest Songs_

Matilda's Scoundrels -  Burn It Down

BibleCodeSundays - Willie Redmond's Volunteers

Gary Miller - The Durham Light Infantry (Vocal)

Direct download: SnO32918.mp3
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Happy St. Patrick's Day from Shite'n'Onions with 20 of the best of Celtic-punk'n'roll

Bank - Track

Black 47 - Green Suede Shoes

Neck - Every Day's St Patrick's Day

BibleCodeSundays - Drinking All Day

ALternative Ulster - Pog Mo Thoin

The Mahones - The Wild Rover

Finnegan Hell - Shane MacGowans Grave

The Rumjacks - An Irish Pub song

The Peelers -  Going Down Swingin'

Craic - Rocky Road To Dublin

Horslips - Dearg Doom

The Tossers - St Patrick's Day

Narrowbacks - Muirsheen Durkin

Kilkenny Knights - Dance!

Ferocious Dog - Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya

Blood Or Whiskey - Follow Me up to Carlow-Holt's Way

McDermott's 2 Hours vs Levellers - Laying The Sligo Maid

Finn's Fury - Auld Triangle

Bill Grogan's Goat - Haul Away Joe

The Gobshites - Beer Beer Beer

Hit The Bottle Boys - Galway Girl





Direct download: ShitenOnions_Paddys_Day_2018.mp3
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#1 The Peelers: Palace of the Fiend

Going Down Swingin' (ft. Finny McConnell)

I'm Off to Kill the Devil


#2 Flogging Molly: Life is Good

The Hand Of John L Sullivan

The Guns Of Jericho


#3 Bill Grogan’s Goat: Third Eye

Ye Jacobites By Name

Paddy's Dead


#4 The Trouble Pilgrims: Dark Shadows and Rust

Queen of Heartache

The Velvet Tongue


#5 The Tossers: Smash The Windows

Erin Go Bragh

The Foggy Dew


The Kilmaine Saints: Whiskey Blues and Faded Tattoos

Long Shot Nag


Black Anemone: In It For Life

Freedom and for all


 Craic: Sounds of Vandemark



Jamie Clarke’s Perfect: Hell Hath No Fury

Back From Hell


 The Templars of Doom: Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

The Oliver Cromwell Twist


The Best Horslips Tribute released in 2017

Sword of Light


Direct download: Best_of_2017.mp3
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01 Hit The Bottle Boys - Bottle of Smoke 

02 The Tossers - Katie At The Races

03 Kilmaine Saints - Long Shot Nag

04 Fiddler's Green - Sporting Day

05 Kilmaine Saints - Ride Like Hell

06 Bill Grogan's Goat - The Galway Races

07 The Mickey Finn - A Jig For Sporting Paddy

08 The Tossers - Leopardstown Races

09 Shambolics - Riot on Race Day

10 The Mickey Finn - Ride On

11 Jug'o'punch - A Fiver On The Horses

12 The Wild Irish Roses - Galway Races

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Celtic_Punk_Podcast_107.mp3
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The Templers Of Doom - The Oliver Cromwell Twist (Bring Me The Head Of John The Baptist)

The Radiators From Space - Television Screen (TV Tube Heart - 40th Anniversary Edition)

Hudson Falcons - Monahan's (Desperation and Revolution)

The Skels - Pot to Piss In (Stoney Road)

The Bloody Irish BoysShake Hands With the Devil (Whiskey Devils: A Tribute to the Mahones)

Kilkenny Knights - Mick Watson (Various - Raise Your Pints Vol.2)

Sir Reg - All Saints Day (Various - Raise Your Pints Vol.2)

Black Anemone - Freedom and for all (In It For Life)

Craic - 20 Years Later (Sound of Vandermark)

Real McKenzies - Scots Wha Ha'e (Two Devils Will Talk)

Direct download: ShitenOnions_podcast_106_.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions musical tribute to the legendary Irish 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

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Celtic_Punk_Podcast_105.mp3
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Podcast #104 brings new music from The Peelers, Jamie Clarke's Perfect and The Real McKenzies.


The Real McKenzies - Fxxk The Real McKenzies - Two Devils Will Talk

Jamie Clarke's Perfect - Back From Hell - Hell Hath No Fury

The Ceili Family - Band of Bowsies - Ministry of Silly Folk

BibleCodeSundays -  Lash in the USA

The Peelers - Bastard of the Bunch - Place of a Fiend

The Peelers - The Dark Path - Place of a Fiend

The Rumjacks - Paddy Goes to Babylon EP

The Real McKenzies - Scots Wha Ha'e- Two Devils Will Talk

The Peelers - Beggars, Rats & Boozers - Place of a Fiend

Nick Burbridge - Song of an Outcast - Resolved

05 The Killigans - From The Underground - Raise your Pints 2

12 Mickey Rickshaw - Nonprofit Warfare - Raise your Pints 2


Direct download: POdcast104.mp3
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Our St. Patrick's Day /  Best of 2016 podcast. Enjoy.


#1 The Rumjacks: Sleepin’ Rough

Les Darcy


#2 The Go Set: Rolling Sound


Rolling Sound

#3 The Langer’s Ball: Whiskey Outlaws

Sword of Light

Whiskey Outlaws

#4 The Gobshites: The Whistle Before the Snap

Shane's Dentist

Somebody Put Something

#5 Sir Reg: Modern Day Disgrace

Cranky George: Fat Lot of Good

Tunnel of Love

Sisters of Murphy: Working Stiffs Unite

Jack Haggerty

Bodh’aktan: Bodh’aktan

Besoin d'air

Bunch of Bastards: My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done

Sing with us Bastards


Mischief Brew: Bacchanal’n’Philadelphia

Every Town Will Celebrate

The Mahones – The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk

Give It All Ya Got (2016)

The Winter Codes: Too Cool To Dance EP

Friend in Tullamore

Alternative Ulster: Rebellion

Riot in the Rondout

The Muckers: The Muckers

Eddie Conners



Direct download: 03172017.mp3
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Shite’n’Onions – Podcast #102 a tribute to Horslips

Podcast 102 features three tracks from our recently released tribute to Celtic-rock originators Horslips.

Band   -   Track   -   Album

The Tossers - Erin Go Bragh - Smash The Windows
Bill Grogan's Goat - Dearg Doom - The Poxmen of The Horslypse / Horslips Tribute
Ferocious Dog - Gallows Justice - From Within
The Mahones - Down the Boozer - The Very Best (25 Years of Irish Punk)
Sharks Come Crusin - Three Score and Ten - Kettle Jane
BibleCodeSundays - Pittsburgh Kid - New Hazardous Design
The Gobshites w/Richie Ramone - The Man Who Built America - The Poxmen of The Horslypse / Horslips Tribute
The Larkin Brigade - New York Wakes - The Poxmen of The Horslypse / Horslips Tribute
Handsome Young Strangers - Poor Ned - Battle of Broken Hill
Cranky George - Tunnel of Love - Fat Lot of Good
Nick Burbridge - Song of a Seafarer - Resolved

The Poxmen of The Horslypse a tribute to Horslips is available here:


Direct download: ShitenOnions_podcast_102.mp3
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  Shite’n’Onions – Podcast #101

The Muckers - Eddie Conners

The Muckers - Molly

Sisters of Murphy - 40 Days At Sea

The Rumjacks - Eight Beers McGee

The Woods Band - Kilmainham's Glen

Sisters of Murphy - Green Over Red

Langers Ball - Sword of Light

The Mighty Regis - Brothers Rafferty

The Rumjacks - Kathleen

The Gobshites - Lets Talk About Me

The Muckers - New York Girls

Cranky George - Misery Road

Handsome Young Strangers - Battle Of Broken Hill

The Wild Irish Roses - Margaret Thatcher's Death Song


Direct download: ShitenOnions_Postcast101.mp3
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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

Direct download: ShitenOnions_-_Podcast_100.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions - Podcast #99 - Celtic punk


Mischief Brew - Roll Me Through The Gates Of Hell

Mischief Brew - Every Town Will Celebrate

The Gobshites - Shanes Dentist

Currency - Tenpenny Bit

Sir Reg -  Boys of St. Pauli

Sir Reg - The Wrong Bar

Bunch of Bastards - Back in the Day

Tomfooligans - Fireman's Carry

Bodh'aktan - Zimmerman

Headsticks - Every Single Day

The Go Set - Rolling Sound

Steam Pig - Enemies


Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast_99.mp3
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The Whisky Priest - The Hard Men (

Mischief Brew - Every Town Will Celebrate (

Bodh'aktan - Grazie Mille (

Alternative Ulster - Riot in the Rondout(

Rovers Ahead – Ghost Of Anne Reily ( 

The Real McKenzies - Skye Boat Song (

Jamie Clarkes Perfect - Thru Sid Vicious Eyes (

BibleCodeSundays - The Lords of Winter hill (

The Go Set - Bones (

The Black Tartan Clan – Standing Strong (

Tom O'Reilly & The Swaggers - Country Boy Blues (

Direct download: ShitenOnions_-_Podcast_94.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions - Celtic-punk Paddy's Days RIOT! - Podcast #93

Happy St. Patrick's Day - Here our playlist for the day. 


Up the Republic!

Shite'n'Onions - the original Celtic-punk blog

Kilkenny Knights - Dance
Neck - Come Out Fighting
Shambolics - Pogue Mahone (Kiss My Arse)
Drunken Dolly - Drunken Man's Curse
The Mahones - Shakespeare Road
The Popes - Drunken Lazy Bastard
The Pubcrawlers - I'll Tell Me Ma
The Rumjacks - An Irish Pub song
The BibleCodeSundays - Going On The Lash in the USA
The Tossers - The Rocky Road To Dublin
Fiddler's Green - Sporting Day
Bill Grogans Goat - The Galway Races
Causeway Giants - Rothseao
The Mahones - Riot Tonight
The Mighty Regis - Brothers Rafferty (2010)
The BibleCodeSundays - The Lords of Winter hill
The Peelers - Plastic Paddy
The Bucks - The Bucks Set
The Gobshites - Dicey Riley
Neck - The Fields Of Athenry
Blood or Whiskey - Galway Town
The Skels - Waxie's Dargle
The Tossers - Goodmornin' Da



Direct download: Poscast31716.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions celtic-punk Paddy's Days booze-up - Podcast #92

The Gobshites - Guinness Boys

The Mahones - The Whiskey Devils

The Skels - Whiskey You’re the Devil

Big Bad Bollocks - Guinness

The Porters - Lady Whiskey

The Indulgers - Whiskey Tonight

The Fighting Jamesons - One More Drink

Sir Reg - Drink Up Yah Sinners

The Gobshites - Beer Song

KIlmaine Saints - The Whiskey's Calling

Lexington Field - Whiskey

Ceann - Whiskey Hurts My Tummy

The Bastard Bearded Irishmen - Drinkin, Drankem, Drunkem

The Fenians  - Token Whiskey Song

Ceann - Green Beer

Direct download: Podcast31116.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions celtic-punk Paddy's Days special - Podcast #91

Muirsheen Durkin and Friends - The Pogues & Whiskey

The Mahones - St. Patrick's Day Irish Punk Song

Hit The Bottle Boys - Whiskey in the Jar

Jackdaw - Where is Claire?

Alternative Ulster - Jenny Metals

The Tossers - Johnny McGuire's Wake

Neck - The Foggy Dew

The Narrowbacks - Rising Of The Moon

The Langer's Ball - Cork Dry Gin

Direct download: Podcast_31016.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions celtic-punk Paddy's Days special - Podcast #90

The Langer's Ball -  Sword of Light

The Go Set - Rolling Sound

Alternative Ulster - Riot in the Rondout

Charm City Saints - The Night Paddy Murphy Died

The Rumjacks - Sober & Godless

The Go Set - Punkfest Night

The Narrowbacks - Shannon

The  Dullahans - Molly Malone

Mischief Brew - Every Town Will Celebrate

BibleCodeSundays -  Pittsburgh Kid



Direct download: Podcast_3916.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions celtic-punk Podcast #89

Shite'n'Onions best of 2015 list.

Celkilt: On The Table

On the Table

The Tosspints: The Privateer

Marching On

Circle J: Year of the Goat

The ones we left behind

Larkin: A Toast to St. Jude

Wages of Sin

Continental: Millionaires

Fun Fun Fun

Trouble Pilgrims

Instant Polaroid

Ferocious Dog: From Without

Gallows Justice

Slow Motion Suicide

Pete Berwick: The Legend of Tyler Doohan

The Legend of Tyler Doohan

Keep your socks on and don't look down

Greenland Whalefishers: The Thirsty Cave

20 Years of Waiting


The Rumjacks: Sober and Godless

Blows & Unkind Words

Sober & Godless

The Mahones: The Hunger & The Fight (part two)

Riot Tonight

Punk Rock Saved My Life

#Mahones, #Rumjacks #Greenland Whalefishers #Ferocious Dog #shitenonions

Direct download: ShitenOnions_celtic-punk_Podcast_89.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions celtic-punk Podcast #88

Shite'n'Onions celtic-punk Podcast #88

The Mahones - Punk Rock Saved My Life - from Hunger and the Fight II

Trouble Pilgrims - Instant Polaroid -The Single - the new single from Dublin's original punks FKA Radiators from Space

The Go Set - The Old Dark Brown - from their debut 

The Ramshackle Army - Uprising Young Citizen

Wild Colonial Bhoys -  Falling Through the Cracks - from the new album On Our Own

Larkin - A Taste to St. Jude - the title track from the new album

Greenland Whalefishers - Tinted - The Thirsty Cave 

Greenland Whalefishers - 20 Years of Waiting - The Thirsty Cave 

The Tosspints - Pirate's Life - for Phil the Grinningbegger

The Devils Cut -  Bonfire Hill

JackDaw - Billy Brown - much missed Buffalo, NY pipe'n'punks

Pete Berwick - The Legend of Tyler Doohan - Pete Berwick the original redneck cowpunk

Pete Berwick - Keep your socks on and don't look down

Bernie Torme Band - Tear It Down - '77 guitar hero punk Bernie went on to heavy metal glory 

The Mahones  I Can Only Give You Everything - doing Them from Hunger and the Fight I

In For A Penny - Tattletale

The Fatty Farmers - Grandma's Drug Lab

Bangers'n'Mash - Morrison's Jig





Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast_88.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast #87

Shite'n'Onions podcast #87 July 2014


Celtic-punk for the masses




Band - Song - Album


01 - Lexington Field  - Ghostwriter - Greenwood


02 - The Kissers - What They Can - Good Fight!


03 -  Pete Berwick - Renegade - Give It Time


04 - Drunken Dolly - Drunken Man's Curse - And The Drunken Man's Curse


05 - Stone Clover - One More Beer - Proper Villians


06 - Amadan -  The Old North End - Pacifica


07 - Circle J - The Ones We Left Behind - Year Of The Goat (EP)


08 - Charm City Saints - The Night Paddy Murphy Died - Hooligans & Saints


09 - Uncle Hamish & The Hooligans - Jolly Beggerman - Operators Are Standing By...


10 - Currency - 888 - The Currency


11 - The Tossers - Bombo Lane - The Emerald City


12 - Kilkenny Knights - Dance! - Brady's Pub Tales


13 - McGillicuddys - Buy Us a Drink - Kilt By Death


14 - The Tossers - Sláinte - The Emerald City


15 - The Tosspints -  The Privateer - The Privateer


Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast_87.mp3
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Shite’n’Onions Podcast #86 - Here's to you Shane MacGowan

Here's to you Shane MacGowan. Songs about and inspired by the legendary Pogue.


Hit The Bottle Boys - Queen and Tequila

Mursheen Durkin - The Pogues & Whiskey

The Dirges - BOSM

Filthy Thieving Bastards - Phony Drunken Poet

Dipsomaniacs - Shane MacGowan

Neck - Blue Skies Over Nenagh

The Kidney Stones - Whiskey Vomit n Piss

The Mahones - Across the USA

Shambolics - Pogue Mahone (Kiss My Arse)

The Gobshites - Shane's Dentist

БелФасТ (Belfast) - Угонщик О'Хара

Lullygag - Shane Macgowan

The Mahones - A Great Night On The Lash

Lancaster County Prison - Kerry Dancing

Danny Pope - Rub a Dub in da Pub

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast_86_-_Heres_to_you_Shane_MacGowan.mp3
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Shite’n’Onions Podcast #85

Shite’n’Onions Podcast #85  featuring three tracks from the new Rumjacks album, Sober & Godless.


The Rumjacks - Blows & Unkind Words

The Rumjacks - Barred For Life

Darkbuster - Danny Boy

Bloody Irish Boys - Shake Hands With the Devil

Runnin' Riot - Judge Jury And Executioner

Neck - Blood On The Streets

The Rumjacks - 400 Miles

Continental - She's Gone

Headsticks - Cold

Devils Cut - Antium











Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast_85.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Shite’n’Onions Podcast #84 - 2015 St. Patrick's Day 2015 Paddy's day Celtic-punk special


01 - The Mahones - St. Patrick's Day Irish Punk Song

02 - The Rumjacks - Irish Pub Song

03 - Neck - Every Day's St Patrick's Day

04 - Kilkenny Knights - Dance!

05 - Bill Grogan's Goat - The Galway Races

06 - Craic-  Dirty Old Town

07 - The Tossers - St Patrick's Day

08 - Finnegan's Hell - Reversed Evolution

09 - The Bastard Bearded Irishmen - All For Me Grog

10 - Blaggards - Slapper's Medley

11- Blood or Whiskey - Kelly of Killann

12 - The Gobshites - Drunken Night In Dublin

13 - Sir Reg - Arrive On St Patrick's Day

14 - The Skels - Have A Drink Ya Bastards

15 - BibleCodeSundays - Paddy Devil

16 - The Bloody Irish Boys - Auld St Patrick

17 - The Rumjacks - Blows & Unkind Words

18 - The Wakes - Southside Paddy

19 - The Brazen Heads - Who's Yer Paddy

20 - Celkilt - We Never Try

21 - Black 47 - Livin' In America

22 - The Pourmen -  What Did I Drink Last Night

23 - Darkbuster - Irish

24 - Bastards on Parade - St Patrick's Day

25 - Frank Mackey And The Keltic Cowboys - Kiss My Irish Ass

26 - Lexington Field - Galway Bay

27 - Fiddler's Green - Sporting Day

28 - Mursheen Durkin - The Pogues & Whiskey

29 - Whiskey of the Damned - Batons and Guns

30 - The Tosspints - Blood or Whiskey

31 - Greenland Whalefishers - Hole In Our Hearts

32 - Mushroom - The Liothdón


Direct download: ShitenOnion_2015_Paddys_Day.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

Shite’n’Onions Podcast #83 – dedicated to Cuzo

Podcast 83 is specially dedicated to Mahones bass player Cuzo who passed on suddenly last week. Cuzo was with The Mahones from 2012 but also a long time friend of the band. The podcast features tracks from the three Mahones albums that Cuzo played on - Angels & Devils, The Hunger & The Fight  and live in Italy. RIP

Track List:

The Mahones - Shakespeare Road

The Mahones - A Pint Of Plan (And A Drop Of The Pure)

Craic - Hold The Penny

The Tosspints - Genocide is Painless

Shambolocs - Pogue Mahone (Kiss My Arse)

The Pourmen - Whaling City

Irish Whispa - Rising of the Moon

Craic - Lily & Nolan

The Canny Brothers Band - Some Say the Devil is Dead

Wages of Sin - Vigilante

The Mahones - The Hunger & The Fight

The Mahones - Last One To Die

The Mahones - Teenage Kicks (feat The Defects)

Hugh Morrison - Parting Glass

Direct download: Podcast_83.mp3
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Thought we'd do a podcast dedicated to the proud musical tradition of the Irish and Irish-American outlaw.

Brennan on the Moore: Pat Chessell Brennan was an highwayman from Cork who was hung around 1812. Sold out by a lady friend. The Clancy Brothers made Brennan on the Moore famous and ironically Bob Dylan stole it an turned it it into “Ramblin’ Gamblin Willie” EdinburghAnnualRegister1809-01-04_p44               Whiskey in the Jar: Bearded Bastard Irishmen Maybe the most famous Irish ballad ever with roots going back to the 1600s. The Dubliners brought it in to the modern era but it is most associated with Thin Lizzy (despite the fact some Metallica fans think it was written by Lars). Like Brennan the unnamed highwayman was sold out by a scorned woman. So beware, if you plan to make a career robbing stage coaches, don't trust the molls. Attack-By-Highway-Men                     Grace O'Malley: The Dreadnoughts Despite sounding like the name of a SNL catholic school girl, Grace was the most fearsome pirate of the 1500s. So ferocious the even Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to her. Gráinne-Mhaol-pirate-queen-of-Connacht-behind-the-legend-1                       Newry Highwayman: The Kissers A highwayman looks back on his life with out remorse before he has his neck stretched on Stephens Green. cheap-repository-back-giles-hanging Five Points: Black 47 Seen The Gangs of New York? That was the FIve Points. The Five Points                 The Legend Of Money Malone: Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers 5-12 Marovitz 26.jpg         Gangster and politicians in the Windy City are often one and the same. Legs Diamond: The Great Western Squares NYC gangster, bootlegger and inspiration for the name of a doggy metal band. JackDiamondLegs-Diamond-Out-On_C2501               Animal Gang Blues: Trouble Pilgrims Dublin street gang of the 1930s.The picture is of the infamous Lugs Brannigan of the Garda riot squad who dealt out street justice. Lugs                 RTE documentary on the Animal Gang Honour of the Gael: The BibleCodeSundays Written by BCS for a movie about the Irish-American gangsters of Charlestown, MA. The movie was never made but there are more then a couple of movies floating around about the townies. __480_322_MDC Police 5                 Robin Hood of Collinwood: Mary's Lane Danny Greene, the Irish man the mod could not kill (until they killed him). In death he lives on as a beer and an old skool hardcore band. marketgarden-danny-greene                           Whitey: The BibleCodeSundays No introduction needed here. The bio-picture coming soon to a movie theater near you (though I doubt the will be a Whitey beer anytime soon) whitey-bulger                     Sawney Bean: Junkman's Choir A clan of Scottish cannibals. The story of 'em scared the shite out of me as a child. 388717702

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Shite'n'Onions Podcast #81

Shite'n'Onions Podcast #81

It's been a while between podcasts so here yah go......

The Mahones - Brian Boru's March

Kilkenny Knights - Raise your Pints

Auld Corn Brigade -  1605

Mr Irish Bastard - Curse of the Red-Haired Woman

The Pourmen - Hellbound

Whiskey of the Damned - Batons and Guns

Finnegans Hell - Drunk, Sick and Blue

The Bearded Bastard Irishmen - Switchblade Molly

Headsticks - You're Killing Me America

Mary's Lane -  Robin Hood of Collinwood

Celtic Cross - Jameson Johnny

Hugh Morrison -  Willies Gone to Melville Castle

The Bearded Bastard Irishmen - All For Me Grog

Kilkenny Knights - Dance!

Whiskey of the Damned - The Unknown

The Pourmen - Irish Girl

Bangers & Mash - Summer in Dublin

Whiskey of the Damned - Maria


Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast_81.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast #80

BibleCodeSundays - One Step Beyond

Blood Or Whiskey - Gone And Forgotten

The Pourmen - Irish Girl

Bodh’aktan-Sink Another

The PubCrawlers - The Pub

The Ramshackle Army -  Coffin & Copper

The Real McKenzies -  The Tempest

Auld Corn Brigade-1605

Pokes - Mayday

Black 46 - US of A 2014

Barleyjuice-Whiskey & Weed

McCrae's Battalion -Billy McConnell

Blood Or Whiskey - Dirty Aul War

Trouble Pilgrims - Animal Gang Blues

Pokes - God Save The Pokes

Bodh’aktan-The Ballad of Jonathan Lewis

The Go Set - Fifty Four

BibleCodeSundays - Time After Time

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast_80.mp3
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Our second podcast for this St. Patricks season. Loud and proud and bold.


Ferocious Dog - Poor Paddy

Lexington Field - Galway Bay

Kilmaine Saints - Póg Mo Thóin

The Mahones - Shakespeare Road

Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers - 5 Weeks 5 Days

Fiddler's Green - Sporting Day

Auld Corn Brigade - South Australia

The Mighty Regis - Real Deal Irish

Frank Mackey And The Keltic Cowboys - Kiss My Irish Ass

The Tossers - Goodmornin' Da

Captain Jacks Army - Devil

McCreas Battallion - March Of The Cameron Men

The Fenian Sons - McAlpine's Fusiliers

Black 47 -  US of A 2014

The High Kings - Galway Girl

Jasper Coal - Stepping Out Mary

Pat Chessell - Brennan on the Moor


Bodh'aktan-Killing In The Name

 Love us on Facebook

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast80_Paddys_Day.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast #79 - St Patricks Day

Top O' the morning to yah. Happy St. Patrick's Day to yah from the Gobshites at Shite'n'Onions. 


Neck - Every Day's St Patrick's Day

Bastards on Parade - St Patrick's Day

Sir Reg - Arrive On St Patrick's Day

Damien Dempsey - St. Patrick's Day

The Tossers - St Patrick's Day

The Bloody Irish Boys - Auld St Patrick

BarleyJuice - St. Patrick's Day

Black 47 - St. Patrick's Day

The Wakes - St Patricks Battalion

Belfast Andi - St. Patrick Was A Gentleman

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast79_-_St_Patricks_Day.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast #78 - 10 year throwback

We've dug deep into the archives at Shite'n'Onins towers for podcast #78 - a collection of some classic Celtic-punk from the founders of the scene.


Blood or Whiskey - Bucharest

Nogoodnix - Untimely Blessings

Sharky Doyles - Ryan South

The Go Set - Sing Me A Song

The Peelers - I'll Meet You At The Bottom (Of A Bottle)

Greenland Whalefishers - The Thirsty Cave

Neck - Blood On The Streets

The Porters - The Molly McGuires

The Mahones - Down The Boozer - The Bricklayers Song

Roaring Jack - The Old Divide And Rule

Greenland Whalefishers - July Morning


Direct download: ShitenOnions_podcast_78.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast #77 - Best of 2013 (part 1) and more

Podcast#77 features in no particular order a selection of tracks from our 2013 best of list plus new music from The Mahones and Captain Jack´s Army

The Kidney Stones - Drunk N' Hungry (Tales & Anecdotes)

Tin Can Hooley - Johnson's Motorcar (Racket In The Parlor)

McDermotts 2 Hours - Dirty Davey (Anticlockwise)

The Kidney Stones - Zombie Love (Tales & Anecdotes)

McDermotts 2 Hours - Fox On The Run (Anticlockwise)

Bastards on Parade - Outcasts (Empty bottles & broken things)

The Tossers - Emerald City (Emerald City)

Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers - 5 Weeks 5 Days

Bastards on Parade - Shallow waters (Empty bottles & broken things)

Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers - Pope Of The Windy City

The Tossers - Johnny Mcguire's Wake (Emerald City)

Tin Can Hooley - John Ryan's Polka / The Wild Colonial Boy (Racket In The Parlor)

Fiddler's Green - A Night In Dublin (Winners & Boozers)

Fiddler's Green - Buccaneer (Winners & Boozers)

Captain Jack´s Army - Devil´s Eye (EP)

Captain Jack´s Army - Royal Arms (EP)

The Mahones - Shakespeare Road (A Great Night On The Lash (Live in Italy)!)

The Mahones - Celtic Pride / Drunken Lazy Bastard / Teenage Kicks (Live) (A Great Night On The Lash (Live in Italy)!)

Direct download: podcast77.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast #76 feat. The Kidney Stones

Podcast #76 features the new album from The Kidney Stones - Tales & Anecdotes and new(ish) music from Fiddler's Green, Jaspercoal, Tin Can Hooley, The Booze Brothers, Bastards on Parade, Ferocious Dog, The Pourmen and The Tossers

The Kidney Stones - Drunk N' Hungry - Tales & Anecdotes

Fiddler's Green - Old Dun Cow - Winners & Boozers

Jaspercoal - Step It Out Mary - Drowning the Shamrock

Tin Can Hooley - Bucks Of Oranmore / Mason's Apron

The Real McKenzies-  The Massacre of Glencoe

The Booze Brothers - Black Lungs

Bastards on Parade- Bootleggers

The Kidney Stones - Fall Of Lindisfarne - Tales & Anecdotes

The Kidney Stones - All For Me Grog - Tales & Anecdotes

Ferocious Dog -  Mairi's Wedding PT 2 - Ferocious Dog

Jaspercoal - The Foggy Dew - Drowning the Shamrock

The Pourmen - Whaling City - A Little Taste of The Pourmen

The Tossers - Johnny Mcguire's Wake - Emerald City

Tin Can Hooley - It's A Long Way To Tipperary

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast76.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#75: Slán agus beannacht Philip Chevron

Today's podcast pays tribute to legendary Pogues guitarist and Dublin's original punk Philip Chevron who passed on during the week. Philip had been fighting cancer over the last few years and sadly succumbed to the disease on Tuesday. I had the pleasure of meeting with Philip a couple of years ago and was able to work with him to release the Radiators' Trouble Pilgrim album in the US and a vinyl release of The Radiators' Sound City Beat album. Philip was a true gentleman, a musical and lyrical genius and is sadly missed. Slán agus beannacht.

The Radiators From Space - Television Screen [Single Version] 

The Radiators From Space - Concierge (Trouble Pligrim)

Lexington Field - Fiddle Fister (No Man's War)

Tin Can Hooley - Loch Na Gcaor (Racket In The Parlor)

Kilmaine Saints - Old Brown's Daughter

The Indulgers - Ceili Mor (Whiskey Tonight)

The Fenians - Banshee Under My Bed (Take Me Home)

Bastards on Parade -  Outcasts feat. Finny McConnell (Empty Bottles & Broken Things)

Bastards on Parade -  The Whale Island (Empty Bottles & Broken Things)

Jaspercoal - Jamie Raeburn (Drowning The Shamrock)

The Fenians - Leave Her Johnny (Take Me Home)

Brutus' Daughters - Six Beers (Beating Beyond Folk Ashes)

The Indulgers - Big Storm Rising (Whiskey Tonight)

Tin Can Hooley - John Ryan's Polka/The Wild Colonial Boy  (Racket In The Parlor)

Fiddler's Green -  A Night In Dublin (Winners & Boozers)

Jaspercoal- Gather Up The Pots  (Drowning The Shamrock)

Fiddler's Green - Old Dun Cow (Winners & Boozers)

The Radiators From Space - Ballad Of The Faithful Departed (Cockles & Mussels) 

The Pogues - The Parting Glass

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast75_Phil_Chevron.mp3
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Check out our kickstarter effort to raise the funds to press the vinyl version of SOUND CITY BEAT by THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE

Mactalla Mor - The Atholl Highlanders (The New Colossus)
Lexington Field - The Chemical Worker's Song (No Man's War)
The Gobshites - Somebody put something in my drink (Another Round)
McDermott's 2 Hours V Levellers - Johnny And The Jubilee (Disorder)
The Vandon Arms - Down The Boozer (No Loyalty Among Thieves)
The Radiators From Space - That's All Right (Sound City Beat)
Black Tartan Clan - Beer and Women (Boots, Kilts 'n Pipes)
The Fatty Farmers- No more woman you'll kill (Refarmatory)
My Three Kilts - Maggies Ass (Eleven)
Lexington Field - Fiddle Fister (No Man's War)
The Vandon Arms - One Hell Of A Night (No Loyalty Among Thieves)
The Vandon Arms - Streets Of Gold (No Loyalty Among Thieves)
The Rumjacks - Uncle Tommy (Gangs of New Holland)
The Radiators From Space - I'm a King Bee (Sound City Beat)
Lancaster County Prison - Home Sweet Brooklyn (Every Goddamn Time)
The Fighting Jamesons - Uncle Michael (The Fighting Jamesons)
The Fatty Farmers -Johnny Techno Ska (Refarmatory)

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast75.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#74 - featuring THE TOSSPINTS

Podcast #74 freatures the new album from THE TOSSPINTS - Have You Been Drinking?

Neck - Shite'n'Onions (intro)

Neck - Always Upsettin' Somebody

The Rumjacks - The Plantin' O' Kitty Randall

Blood Or Whiskey - Bucharest

The Electrics - A Man's A Man For A That

The Skels - Pot to Piss In

The Elders - Racing The Tide

The Tosspints - Your Name

The Langers Ball - Sword of Light

The Indulgers - Dublin Day

The Kissers - No War

The Tosspints - Genocide is Painless

Meisce - Evelyns Ashes

The Tosspints - Soldiers Heart

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast74.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#73

Lots of new music this podcast and a few special requests.

  • The Hex Bombs - None Shall Be Forgotten (w/Mike McColgan) - 7"
  • Meisce - Three Corpses - Spirits and Spectres
  • Flatfoot 56 - Born For This - Black Thorn
  • The Fatty Farmers - The American Dream - Refarmatory
  • Tom McSod - Gunfire Last - Caution Wet Floor
  • Muirsheen Durkin & Friends - Santy Anno - Last Orders
  • The Tosspints - Blood or Whiskey - Have you Been Drinking
  • Meisce - The Death of Michael Flatley - Spirits and Spectres
  • The Vandon Arms - One Hell Of A Night - No Loyalty Among Thieves
  • Headsticks - Are You Feeleing Great Britan?
  • Handsome Young Strangers  - Jog Along Til Shearing - Thunderbolt EP
  • Lexington Field - American Crow - No Man's War

Direct download: SnO_73v2.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#72 - 999 Years of Irish History (part 3)

After The Union

The Peelers - Repeal Of Licensing Laws (the closest we could get to a Repel Of The Union)

Roll on the 1800's. Things can only get better. Right? One of the intentions of British Prime Mister, William Pitt (rhymes with shit) was to bring in Catholic emancipation with the union (the right to vote and take a seat in parliament). He believed it would be easier to achieve emancipation for Catholics if they were a minority in a United Kingdom rather then a majority in the Kingdom of Ireland - though what's the point of your vote means nothing? Unfortunately the king was George lll. Remember him? The loonie German that lost the Americas - well Georgie Porgie was as king also head of the Anglican church and would not allow emancipation so Pitt quit (rhymes with shit). Within 4 years Pitt was back but the moment had passed and he was busy dealing with a short French trouble maker.

George III lays down the law. No friend of freedom or democracy

Daniel O'Connell and Catholic emancipation: AD 1823-29

While the penal laws were still in effect they had diminished in severity since the late 1700s - Catholics could now serve in the army, property rights improved and importantly some Catholics could with certain property rights. This was seized up by a crafty (a cute whoore in local speak) Kerry born lawyer called Daniel O'Connell - Danny Bhoy knew there was nothing in the law that could stop him running for election, the problem was if he won as a Catholic he could not take the oath of allegiance to the inheritor of the bollox of Henry the 8th as Defender of the Faith. So Danny throws his hat in the ring and faces off against the hand picked candidate of the Duke of Wellington and whips his arse. The Brits have a problem now, there is an elected member of Parliament who won't take the oath and his core supporters a generation before rebelled massively and bloodily. The Brits blink and the oath is gone. DOC in MP for county Clare.

O'Connell - The original Kerry politician

Healy Rae- Today's Kerry Politician

Daniel O'Connell and the monster meetings: 1842-1844

With O'Connell now in the Houses of Parliament others were elected and soon O`O'Connell was heading up the movement to repel the Act of Union. O'Connell was quite the political organizer and through church gate collections a war chest of funds was build that would put an American presidential candidate to shame, he also organized in-conjunction with the Young Ireland movement monster meetings to agitate and show support for repel of the union. The first Million Man March was to be organized at Clontarf in 1843 (see part 1 for the significance of Clontarf) a good 150 years before Spike Lee. Peel the then Prime Minister wasn't going to let this happen and sent in troops with cannons. DOC being the Gandhi like statesman backed down and for his trouble was arrested, tried and jailed along with the leaders of the Young Ireland movement. He spent almost a year in the can before the House of Lords had him sprung.

The Great Famine: 1845-1850

Neck - The Fields of Athenry

Black 47 - Black 47

The Woods Band - The Grosse Isle Lament

Economically things were crap. In the1820s famine came close and there was the first large scale Irish emigration to the new word. But the population continued to grow as it shot up from 2.5 million in 1800 to 8 million 1845. Ireland was essentially an agricultural economy and expected to be the breadbasket for the rapidly industrializing England (industry competition with England was not allowed going back to the 1400s and the Statutes of Kilkenny). Now while parts of Ireland are very rich in agricultural land other parts are poor especially the boggy midlands and the poor lands of the West of Ireland. The main reason for the increase in population was the potato. Now despite the fact the average Irish man looks like a potato this tumor is native to the Americas and introduced to Ireland by the Elizabethan planter Sir Walter Raleigh - famous for covering a puddle with his cloak for Lizzie so she wouldn't get her feet wet though fat lot of good it did him in the end as his head ended up in a basket. The old potato became the staple diet of Paddy and Biddy and not just because of the taste. It was a high yield crop that could be cultivated on poor land and small holdings - by 1845 90% of Irish farms were 10 acres or less and many thousands more had mere patches of mud to grow their all important crop.

Eviction - Landlords took advantage of the famine to clear the land of tenants

In 1845 the crop failed because of a blight that came in from America, the crop failed again in 1846 and 1847 (Black 47) and the great hunger became the great famine. The policy of the government in London exacerbated the famine and when public works projects were put in place it was to little too late, corn was brought in from America to be sold to the starving while Ireland was still exporting more food produce then was coming in. Lord Trevelyan, the British administrator in Ireland did not believe in government assistance and personally believed the famine was a punishment from God upon the lazy Irish peasant class and the feckless landlord class.

 God's curse upon you Lord Trevelyan
May your great Queen Victoria rot in hell - Black 47

"The judgement of God sent the calamity to teach the Irish a lesson, that calamity must not be too much mitigated. …The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people". Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, Assistant Secretary to HM Treasury, official in charge of famine relief, December 1846.

By 1852 Ireland's population was reduced to 6.5m with an estimated one million dead and one million left the country with the bulk of the exiles outta the clutches of Britannia and now in the United States.

Irish America

The Wakes - St Patrick's Battalion

The Mickey Finns - The Ballad Of Duffy's Cut

Kilmaine Saints - Brave Yankee Boys

Black 47 - Five Points

The BibleCodeSundays - DixieLand

Dropkick Murphys - The Fighting 69th

Circle J - Molly Maguires

The famine not only changed the course of Irish history but also America where the potato and the blight originated. While there was Irish emigration to the US prior to the Great Famine this was the first wave of massive non-Anglo emigration to America. The US was open to the immigration as it need the labor to dig canals, build the railroads, work in the mills and fight in its wars - the war of 1848 was underway and the US was screaming our for cannon fodder (though things didn't always go to plan like when Jon Riley took his Irish troops over to the Mexican side cos he didn't think the war was just and disliked the poor treatment of the Irish in the American army)

The Irish were exiled and angry. Poor, excluded and exploited. They were most likely to be found in the slums of the Yankee east coast doing the jobs the Yankee didn't want. There were anti-Irish riots in Philadelphia and New York and a catholic convent was burned down by an angry mob in Boston. The Irish used the political experience learned in Ireland and within a generation most big East coast American cities were under Irish political control. The American Civil War was a huge turning point for the Irish, and while many Irish were against emancipation of the slaves- how quickly they forget - and feared free slaves coming north and undercutting them for jobs, the Irish did show their loyalty to their adopted homeland and fought with valor (for both sides)

Winning respect in America - the hard way

A Molly Maguire executed

The Fenians

Seanchai - Fenians

Larkin - A Nation Once Again

Muirsheen Durkin & Friends - God Save Ireland


One group that was to use the Civil War for its advantage as The Fenians Brotherhood. Formed in New York City in 1858 the Fenians were a secret society whose aim was to drive the Brits outta Ireland. The Fenians knew the war would be a good source of trained and armed solders. With the war over the Fenians staged a rebellion in Ireland (it failed), they invaded Canada (three times), invented the submarine and undertook a dynamite campaign in England. The Fenian were the boogie man of Victorian Britain and condemned by the Church.

"when we look down into the fathomless depth of this infamy of the heads of the Fenian conspiracy, we must acknowledge that eternity is not long enough, nor hell hot enough to punish such miscreants" - Bishop Moriarty of Kerry