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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

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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)

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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

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Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast74.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

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 vote....men 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

The Fenian flag

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The Battle of Ridgeway

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast72_-_999_Years_of_Irish_History_part_3.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#71 featuring 21st Century Loser the new album from Sir Reg.

Sir Reg - 21st Century Loser

Sir Reg - Emigrate

Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers - 5 Weeks 5 Days

Handsome Young Strangers - Thunderbolt

Black 47 - Home Of The Brave

Black Friday - Got To Go

Muirsheen Durkin & Friends - Have A Drink Ya Bastard

Sir Reg - We'll Rise Again

Catgut Mary - Melbourne Tram Song

Currency - Port Song

Roaring Jack - Buy Us A Drink

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast71_-_Sir_Reg.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#70 - Chicago Paddy Riot

Shite'n'Onions Podcast#70 feature the new albums from The Tossers (The Emerald City) and Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers (The Broken Pavement of Avondale) plus music by fellow Chicago Celts - Sharky Doyles, The Fisticuffs and Flatfoot 56 along with a song about Chicago by NYCs Black 47.

The Tossers - Emerald City

The Tossers - The South Side Of Town

Sharky Doyles - Back Of The Yards

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

Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers - Don't Bury Me Outside Of Chicago

The Fisticuffs - Silent On The South Side

The Tossers - Chicago

The Tossers - The Fermoy Lasses And Sporting Paddy

The Fisticuffs - Dublin's Coming Home

Flatfoot 56 - Courage

Black 47 - Southside Chicago Waltz

Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers - A Portrait Of The City (As A Neighborhood)

T. Duggans - (The City Of) Chicago

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Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast70_-_Chicago_Paddy_Riot.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions 2013 Paddy's Day Podcast. The worlds loudest and fastest Celtic music. The true Celtic thunder.

The Mahones - Shakespeare Road

Blaggard - Irish Rover

Kilmaine Saints - Póg Mo Thóin

The Tossers - St. Patrick's Day

The Gobshites - Seven Drunken Nights

Lexington Field - Galway Bay

Bastards on Parade - St Patrick's Day

Neck - Every Day's St Patrick's Day

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

Charm City Saints - Dicey Riley

Porters - The Leaving Of Liverpool

The Langer's Ball - Real Old Mountain Dew

The Bucks - Courtin' In The Kitchen

Black 47 - Rockin' The Bronx (Live)

The Bloody Irish Boys - The Parting Glass

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast69.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Shite'n'Onions Podcast#68 - New In The Mailbox

Shite'n'Onions Podcast#68 - We'll take a break from our history of Ireland series with this podcast and spin some tracks from recently received CDs and a few of old ones.

Blood Or Whiskey - Frank
The Authority!-If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Charm City Saints - Dicey Riley
Nogoodnix - Untimely Blessings
JackDaw - Hogjaw
The Mahones - The Amsterdam Song
Circle J - Molly Maguires
Handsome Young Strangers - Jog Along Til Shearing
In Search Of A Rose - Shamrocknroll
Gerard Smith - Cruiscin Lan
Uncle Hamish & The Hooligans - Fanfare (For The Common Scotsman)
Prydein - Devil's In the Kitchen
The Krusty Moores - Highwayman
Black Friday - Mason Apron & Drowsy Maggy
Blackwater Jukebox - Carousel
The Bog Hoppers - Die Hard

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast68_-_New_In_The_Mailbox.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14am EDT