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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

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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#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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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

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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#64 The Best of 2012

Podcast #64 freatures tracks from our best of 2012 list. Full list at www.shitenonions.com

Sharks Come Cruisin' - Blow-the-Man-Down - Hardtack EP Murder
The Stout - Six O'Clock Swill - 6 Thrack EP
Lexington Field - Selfish Bastard Poor Troubled Life EP
Auld Corn Brigade - Our Flag - Our Flag EP
Bastards On Parade - Shallow Waters- Shallow Waters EP
Circle J - Diggers - Diggers EP
Nick Burbridge & Tim Cotterell - Last Train Home - Gathered
The Smokey Bastards - My Son John - Tales From The Wasteland
Handsome Young Strangers - Lachlan Tigers - Here's To The Thunder Lads
Jamie Clarkes Perfect - Beatboys - Beatboys
Greenland WhaleFishers - JulyMorning - Live At Farmer Phil's Festival
Greenland WhaleFishers - Limp Jos Story - Live At Farmer Phil's Festival
Bill Grogan's Goat - Danny Boy - Second Wind
Bill Grogan's Goat - Cam Ye O'er Frae France - Second Wind
Kilmaine Saints - Go On Home British Soldiers - Drunken Redemption
Kilmaine Saints - Battle Cry - Drunken Redemption
The Langer's Ball - Mackey's Daughter - The Devil or the Barrel
The Langer's Ball - Whiskey Chaser - The Devil or the Barrel
The Mahones - Shakespeare Road - Angels & Devils
The Mahones - The Revolution Starts Now - Angels & Devils
The Radiators From Space - Morning Dew - Sound City Beat
The Radiators From Space - Head For The Sun - Sound City Beat

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The Langer's Ball - Whiskey Chaser
Handsome Young Strangers - Flash Jack From Gundagai
Brick Top Blaggers - Oregon Song
Black 47 - Five Points
Flatfoot 56 - Black Thorn
The Langer's Ball - Johnny Jump Up
The Rumjacks - Marie's Wedding
The Langer's Ball - Mackey's Daughter
The Radiators From Space - Head For The Sun
The Fighting Jamesons - Ghost Ship Baltimore
JD And The Longfellows - Happy Hour Again
Devil's Advocates - Summer on the Ormeau
Bill Grogan's Goat - Danny Boy

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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#56

Shite'n'Onions Podcast#56

The RumJacks - Uncle Tommy - Gangs Of New Holland
Brick Top Blaggers - No Prodigal Son - Coaster
Craic Brothers - Peter Corrigan - A Soldier's Song
RSA - Uprising Young Citizen - Life Lessons & Drunken Sessions
BibleCOdeSundays - The Pittsburgh Kid
Circle J - Diggers
Frank Mackey And The Keltic Cowboys - Kiss My Irish Ass
Neck - Blue Skies Over Nenagh
Currency - Anchor & Crown
McDermott's 2 Hours - The True Story Of Eugene McQuard
The Radiators From Space - Dublin - Sound City Beat

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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#44 featuring The Skels

Featuring HEADING FOR THE KNACKERS YARD by THE SKELS

The Skels - Blood In The Pub - Heading For The Knackers Yard

The Skels - American Men - Heading For The Knackers Yard

Sir Reg - Feck The Celtic Tiger - Sir Reg

The Bleeding Hearts - Folk 'n' Glory - Folk 'n' Glory

The Skels - I'll Tell Me Ma - Heading For The Knackers Yard

The Langer's Ball - All For Me Grog - Drunk Sick Tired Live (2011)

The Pokes - High Hopes - High Hopes

Wild Colonial Bhoys - The Streets Of New York - Heads Or Tails

The Skels - Pints Of Whiskey - Heading For The Knackers Yard

Sir Reg - Capti'n's Jig - Sir Reg

The Ramshackle Army - Bays End Guns EP

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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#43 featuring Icewagon Flu

Podcast#43 features VA's Icewagon Flu and their new collection of Irish standards given the Icewagon twist - Off The Wagon - Volume 2

Neck - Here's Mud In Yer Eye - Necked (A Few Odds From The  Oul' Sods!)

Icewagon Flu - Hills Of Connemara - Off The Wagon - Volume 2

Icewagon Flu - Galway Races - Off The Wagon - Volume 2

The Currency - Jim Jones - 888 single

Bang On The Ear - The Rising Of The 45 - Tales From The Glen

Icewagon Flu - Follow Me Up To Carlow - Off The Wagon - Volume 2

Lexington Field - Tracy Boys Fight The World - Old Dirt Road

Bang On The Ear - Loch Lomond - Tales From The Glen

Icewagon Flu - Techno Jig - Off The Wagon - Volume 2

Black 47 - Celtic Rocker - Bankers and Gangsters

The Real McKenzies - Bitch Off The Money - Locked & Loaded

The Steam Pig - Motorhead @ 5 AM - Motorhead @ 5 AM 7"

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Podcast#42 features the brand spanking new release from Flogging Molly - Speed Of Darkness. We also have music from Dropkick Murphys (just for comparison purposes), Shane MacGowan doing Yeats, a couple of tracks from fellow Pogue Terry Murray - Sweeneys Men (from 1968) and The Woods Band (from 2001). Chicago's The Tossers sing about, well, Chicago and we round things out with Brendan Behan the original Irish-punk.

Brendan Behan, 1923- 1934. Playwright, Gunman, Convict, drinker and all round hell raiser. Wrote the Auld Triangle and beacame the model and inspiration for The Pogues, The Tossers and Flogging Molly

Shane MacGowan - An Irish Airman Forsees His Death - Now and in time to be
Flogging Molly - Speed Of Darkness - Speed Of Darkness
Flogging Molly - Saints & Sinners - Speed Of Darkness
Dropkick Murphys - Memorial Day - Going Out In Style
The Woods Band - The Dublin Jack Of All Trades - Music from the 5 corners of Hell
The Tossers - Chicago - Purgatory
Flogging Molly - Revolution- Speed Of Darkness
Sweeney's Men - Waxie's Dargle - single a-side, 1968
Brendan Behan - Who Fears To Speak Of Easter Week

 


Brendan Behan - Who Fears To Speak Of Easter Week

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