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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
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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
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#67 - 999 Years of Irish History (part 2)

Part 2 of Mustard Finnagans history of Ireland. Full text at www.shitenonions.com

So you thought the last 600 years of Irish history was crappy, well those were actually the good 'oul days. With the Irish Catholic army in France and William light footed elsewhere the fully Protestant parliament in Dublin break every agreement in the treaty using the excuse that the Pope now was recognizing Jimmy Deuce as the rightfully King of Ireland and England, allowing them to consolidate their power and destroy any remaining Catholic power in the country.,,,,,,,,www.shitenonions.com

Kilmaine Saints - Wearing of the Green

Auld Corn Brigade - Irish soldier laddie

The Brazen Heads - Wind That Shakes The Barley

Black 47 - Vinegar Hill

Barney Murray - Glory, Glory Oh

The Battering Ram - Henry Joy

The Town Pants  - Kelly The Boy From Killanne

The Battering Ram - General Munro

Shane MacGowan and the Popes - Roddy McCorley

Neck - Back Home In Derry

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast67.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast# 66 - 999 Years of Irish History (part 1)

Battle of Clontarf

The Prodigals - Boru's March

Ceann - Blame The Viking

1014 is the best place to start Mustard Finnegan’s history of Ireland. It that year Brian Boru defeated the Danes. For hundreds of years, Ireland was known as the Isle of Saints and Scholars – the image of monks in monasteries; smoking pot, lovingly illustrating copies of the gospels, praying and guiding the heathens in Europe outta of the Dark Ages. Though not  all of that is necessarily the true Ireland. Ireland was made up of a bunch of small kingdoms with kings more like Afghan warlords or the Bloods and Crips – I’m the king of from here to that rock over there and I’m gonna steal your cattle and run back to my ring fort. Ireland had big problem with the Vikings. The Vikings were a bunch of dudes from Scandinavia with helmets with horns sticking out of them who loved to vacation in Ireland and plunder the Irish monasteries and murder the monks. After a few hundred years of this the Vikings started to stay around and started, like all the cities in Ireland and meddled in Irish politics (bit like the EU these days).

Brian was an ambitious sort of fella and conquered one Irish kingdom after another and made them pay tribute to him (this is not like Michael Jackson's Tribute, Brian would take hostage of the kid of the lesser kings and if the lesser king didn’t do his bidding and pay taxes and send solders when Brian needed them then that was the end of the young fella). Once the Irish were under his heal he went after the meddling Vikings of Dublin. Coming face to face for battle on Clontarf beach on Good Friday 1014 – the Irish warriors kicked serious Viking ass along with kicking the asses of the Dublin Viking’s mates from the Isle of Mann and Denmark - many of whom after the beat down drown in Dublin Bay trying to escape the Celtic axemen starting the long tradition of pollution in Dublin bay. Unfortunately, for Brian, who being wicked old (he was about 73) and was praying in his tent as the battle rage so he did not notice a sneaky Viking who snuck up on the big B and buried an axe in Brian's back and that was the end of him.

Vikings. Horny fellows coming to rape and pillage comely Irish maidens

The Norman Invasion

Belfast Andi - Irish Ways Irish Laws

After 1014, Ireland went back to it petty warlords fighting with each other over this bit of bog and that sheep over there and all was good and dandy until a woman got in the picture. In 1167, Diarmait Mac Murchada (that’s Murphy in English), King of Leinster (the east bit of Ireland) ran off with Derval (the woman in question), the daughter of the King of Meath (the rich bit of Ireland in them days and these day) and the wife of Tighearnán Mór Ua Ruairc (Terry O'Rourke in English), King of Bréifne (a strip of fields and bogs that ran from Meath to Sligo these days called Leitrim). Tighearnán was pissed of course and with the help of the High King, Rory O’Conner, they ran old Diarmait outta the country. Diarmait being a schemer and a general a-hole approached a Norman Knight called Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke also known by the name Strongbow (Strongbow is much more Knightly and Ciderish name, Richard de Clare sound more like the name of the owner of chain of ladies hair saloons). Diarmait promised Strongbow his daughters hand in marriage, who by all accounts was a pretty hot chick as well as succession rights as King of Leinster if he’d help him out. Strongbow not having much going on as King of England when not hammering the Scots was beating up on his own Knights, took him up on the offer and arrived with his mates (Fitzgerald, Fitzgibbon, Burke, Butler and Prendergast) and the best in 12th century military technology gold pieces could  buy. Shortly there after Diarmait was back being King of Leinster but over olf England, old Henry II didn’t like the idea of one of his knights becoming a king of anything and setting up a rival kingdom so he called up the Pope and asked for the OK to invade Ireland (of course this is the one time the Pope is a bloody Englishman) and once permission given Henry arrives and declares himself Overlord of Ireland.

Diarmait does the dirty deed dirt cheap

Strongbow gets the girl and the Kingdom

The Pale and Beyond

 

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

BibleCodeSundays - Clew Bay Pirates

The Dreadnoughts - Grace O'Malley

We can skip ahead to the 1590’s now, the Norman Knight have gone native (more Irish then the Irish themselves) and the English rule is now pushed back to the general Dublin Area – known as The Pale. Ever heard the expression “Beyond The Pale”? Meaning being outside proper behavior, well that was where the wild Irish lived with their new Norman mates, fighting with each other over this bog and that bog and the odd goat.

One of those Chieftains was a woman called Grace O’Malley,  the Pirate Queen who was so fearsome that she show up bare breasted in Queen Lizzy's court in London to demand the removal of the Queens representative in Connacht.

Grace O'Malley telling Lizzie 1 to stuff it.

The Flight Of The Earls

Black 47 - Red Hugh

Queen Elizabeth was a tough old boot in her own right and took a leaf outta ol’ Brian’s book raising the sons of the Gaelic Chieftains in her court. One of these lads was Red Hugh O’Donnell of the Tyrone. Hugh and his mate O’Neill of Ulster (The O'Neills are the oldest and biggest family in Europe, there is something like 3,000,000 descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages the original Neill running about, the O' meaning descended from, talk about virile) played a good game with the Queen. When in her court they played along by English rules and when back home in Ulster they did what ever they bloody pleased. But Lizzie's henchmen in Ireland keep pushing in on O’Neill and O’Donnell business and enough to piss’ em off that they stopped playing the game and rebelled. The Irish chieftains were able to push the Perfidious Albion almost out of the country but were finally defeated a the Battle of Kinsale in 1601 – Kinsale is as far as you can get from Ulster, being on the south coast in Cork. O’Neill and O’Donnell and most of the other O’s fled the country for Spain and that was the end of Gaelic Ireland.

Red Hugh O'Donnell not looking so red

The Plantation Of Ulster

Being traitors to the crown, all of the land of the O'Neill and O'Donnell went to the crown who decided that the best way to control the Irish was to get rid of ‘em and replace ‘em with good English protestants - this was after the reformation off course.

"Here's a health to the Protestant Minister And his church without meaning or faith For the foundation stones of his temple are The bollocks of Henry the Eight" - Brendan Behan

This plan didn’t work out so well as most of the smart English with ambitions for advancement went to the America’s and stole the Indians land so in Ulster the numbers had to be made up with low class, lowland Scots. The Irish got kicked out and the planters got the good land (and the natives the views).

 

Cromwell in Ireland


Flogging Molly - Tobacco Island

The Fisticuffs - Young Ned of The Hill

The 1600's was an ugly time to live in Ireland. When the civil war broke out in England the Catholics of Ireland, Gaelic and Old English supported the cause of Charles I and took the opportunity to try and get their lands back from the planters – much slaughter followed. With the end of the war in England and Chuck's head on a spike Cromwell turned his eye on Ireland and took revenge in the Irish for rebelling and waged holy war on the population. Cromwell was by far the biggest Fu#ker in Irish history, his soldiers laid wasted to much of the county, butchering the citizens of Wexford and Drogheda when the garrison of those cities didn’t surrender fast enough. When he didn’t murder you, then he transported you to Barbados to your death as a slave in the sugar plantations or worse to Connacht and eternity as a bogger. Allegedly Rihanna is descended from one of those Irish transported to Barbados.....I told you Cromwell was a fu#ker. Cromwell eventually dies (of malaria of all things) and the Stuarts are back on the throne of England. Cromwell's body exhumed, hung, drawn and quartered.

Ollie Cromwell, Lord Protector and general bastard. Warts'n'all

 The Battle Of The Boyne

Roaring Jack - The Old Divide And Rule

Hugh Morrison - Ye Jacobites By Name

Prydein - Minstrel Boy

The Tossers - Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

The Stuarts were bad new. It would have been in everyone's favor if Guy Fawkes had his way......BOOM! Things calmed down under Chuck II but there are problem when his brother Jimmy II replaces him. Well wee Jimmy was a Celtic support and the England parliament, Huns. They manage to live with him until a son was born and then they realism  the Catholics won't be going away. Jimmy is given short shift and exiled to France with his daughter Mary and her Dutch son-in-law William of Orange put in his place. Jimmy II raises any army with the support of the King of France and sales for Ireland to join up with his Irish supporters.

James II and William of Orange (only one of these guys was was in Poison)

James manages to set back peace, love and understanding 1,000 years in Ireland when he lays siege to the walled city of Londonderry. The siege is only lifted when Williams ships arrive with solders and supply's . The two sides play cat and mouse for a little while and finally meet on the banks of the river Boyne on July 12th, 1690. James' French and Irish army verses Willies Dutch, German, English troops. William wins and James runs away. The most ironic thing about this is the bad history that still abates- the brethren up in Ulster regard this a a victory over the Pope and Popery, yet the Pope was playing politics here not religion and supported the protestant William and most of Williams army was Catholic - the Pope was trying to stick it to the French. With Jimmy gone, the Irish fell back to Aughrim under the command of Patrick Sarsfield, defeat followed and then on to Limerick. The City of Limerick was put under siege (that it still needs to clean up after) but William didn't want to wait it out and offered a fairly decent treaty - join me or go to France and join the French army. The Irish took the French route and spent the next hundred years dying on the battlefields of Europe for the ungrateful French. With Willie back in England and Sarfield and his men dying for France. The over loards in Ireland we left to their own devices to introduce the penal laws.

Patrick Sarsfield

Patrick Sarsfield

File:The Battle of Fontenoy, 11th May 1745.png

Irish revenge for Limerick at Fontenoy

"Cuimhnigidh ar Luimnech agus feall na Sassonach!" – "Remember Limerick and Saxon Perfidy"

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast66.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#65 A Tribute To Ray Kelly of  The Mickey Finns

This past Thursday the Irish rock and roll family had lost a great brother. Singer, song writer, guitar player and front man of the Mickey Finns passed away suddenly. It saddens us to report news like this as it’s never good feeling to lose a member of this tight knit community of singers, songwriters, artists and fans. Ray Kelly was quick with a smile, always willing to chat and had one of those personalities that would light up a room. Going to a Finns show was always a joy, between the band members there was such a closeness you could tell they all really loved what they were doing and who they were doing it with. The passion in each and every song was always highlighted by that raspy brogue Ray bellowed the lyrics through.

Ray leaves behind an impressive body of work with The Mickey Finns and his previous bands including The Prodigals. It does leave a giant hole in this fans heart though that his signature guitar picking and distinct voice will never again be heard. From loving his live shows to playing Mickey Finns CD’s so much I was afraid I was going to burn a hole through it, I was hooked by the style sound and energy they put into every song.
Although he may have passed, he is still with us in our hearts, prayers and thoughts. Not wanting to mourn I say we should celebrate his life, his work and share it with someone new. I am sure with the hole in our hearts over this loss we can fill it with fond memories of shows and experiences involving Ray. Take the time to go to The Mickey Finns facebook page and share stories of him and leave them some much needed love. He was a great man and artist who touched so many in his life, remember him well, raise a glass to his name, remembering he’s not gone if he’s in our hearts and minds.

Cheers Ray!

Brian Grady

The Mickey Finn - It's Not The Whiskey
The Mickey Finn - The Ballad Of Duffy's Cut
The Mickey Finn - Tanks And Barbed Wire
The Prodigals - One True Cause
The Prodigals - Dreaming In Hell's Kitchen
The Mickey Finn - Devils & Dust
The Prodigals - The Immigrant

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast65_A_Tribute_To_Ray_Kelly_of__The_Mickey_Finns.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#63 A Christmas Celtic-punk Sojourn

Merry Christmas from Shite'n'Onions!

The Gobshites - Sorry Mom (I spent your Christmas Present Money On Beer)
The Mahones - Angel Without Wings _ Merry Christmas Baby
The Langers Ball - A Christmas Lullaby
JD & The Longfellows - The Sermon Xmas mix
The Gobshites - Christmas In Killarney
The Langers Ball - Auld Lang Syne
BibleCodeSundays - Christmas in London
The Gobshites - Christmas Eve In The Boozer
Monsterpop/JimmyD - Little Drummer Boy

www.shitenonions.com

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast_63_Have_a_ShitenOnions_Christmas.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#62 featuring the Kilmaine Saints

Shite'n'Onions Podcast#62 feature Drunken Redemption the new album from the Kilmaine Saints.

Kilmaine Saints - Haul Away Joe / Drunken Redemption
Kilmaine Saints - All For One / Drunken Redemption
Auld Corn Brigade - Our Flag / Our Flag EP
Lexington Field - Selfish Bastard / Poor Troubled Life
Across The Border - Soldier John / Folkpunk Airraid
Bodh'aktan - À boire / Au diable les remords
BibleCodeSumdays - Mary of the...
The Mahones - Angel Without Wings Merry Christmas Baby / Angels & Devils
Bodh'aktan - Le medley du mal de pieds / Au diable les remords
Kilmaine Saints - Póg Mo Thóin / The Good The Plaid and The Ugly
The Wilde - I'm a man you don' t meet everyday / Vote Now, Pay Later
Pat Chessell - Drunk In Exile
Kilmaine Saints - Go On Home British Soldiers / Drunken Redemption
Handsome Young Strangers - Jog Along Til Shearing / Single A
Handsome Young Strangers - Wild Rover Again / Single B
Faire D'Ophelia - Tides Of Sorrow

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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#61

Shite'n'Onions Podcast#61: Featuring the best of Celtic and folk punk. We have new music from The Mahones and Tomfooligans as well as some deep dives into the Shite'n'Onions vault with classics from Blood Or Whiskey and Neck plus the best of the latest releases.We also have a very unusual cover and to protect the guilty the name of the band is to be withheld.

Surfin' Turnips - Scrumpy Swillin Time Again

The Mahones - Angels & Devils

Handsome Young Strangers - Augathela Station

Tomfooligans - McGregor's Pipes

Blood Or Whiskey - Your Majesty

Bastards on Parade - St Patrick's Day

The Langer's Ball - Mackey's Daughter

The Gobshites - Guinness Boys

The Dreadnoughts - Grace O'Malley

The Fighting Jamesons - Johnny On The Island

Siobhan - Jakey's Gone To Germany

Across The Border - Soldier John

Auld Corn Brigade - A Mother's Heart

Bodh'aktan - La ballade de Jonathan Lewis

Charm City Saints - Dicey Riley

The Mighty Regis - Real Deal Irish

Neck - A Fistful Of Shamrock

Not Revealed - to protect the guilty

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Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast61.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#60 featuring PRYDEIN

Shite'n'Onions Podcast#60 feature the new album from Vermont based Bagpipes'n'Roll PRYDEIN

Artist - Song - Album

The Mahones - Shakespeare Road - Angels & Devils
Prydein - Devil's In the Kitchen - Heads Up
Prydein - Centerfold - Heads Up
The Mickey Finn - McGuinness' Mass - Prayers and Idle Chatter
In Search Of A Rose - Shamrocknroll - Reels & Roses Live
Jackdaw - Hogjaw (Live) - Brilliant, Sad, And Guilty
Auld Corn Brigade - Our Flag - Our Flag
Bodh'aktan - Les 3 capitaines - Bodh'aktan
The Krusty Moores - Face Like Death - A Stumbel In The Right Direction
Doug Folkins - King Henry's Good Times - Another Last Call
Sir Reg -  Bolloxology - A Sign of the Times
Rusty Nail - Damned Violent Things - Boozers, Bastards and Bards
The Go Set - Macpherson's Rant - Another Round In Melbourne Town (Live)
Prydein - Whisky You're the Devil - Heads Up
Prydein - Stairway To Scotland - Loud Pipes ( Saves Lives)

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Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast60_featuring_PRYDEIN.mp3
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Shite'n'Onions Podcast#58

Sharks Come Crusin' - Blow-the-Man-Down - Hardtack EP

http://sharkscomecruising.com/

Brick Top Blaggers - Oregon Song - Coaster

http://www.bricktopblaggers.com/

The Fighting Jamesons - Ghost Ship Baltimore - The Fighting Jamesons

http://www.thefightingjamesons.com/

The Zydepunks - Papirossen in Gan Eden - Finisterre

http://www.zydepunks.com/

McDermott's 2 Hours V Levellers - Bloody Sunday - Disorder

http://www.burbridgearts.org/

Lexington Field - Selfish Bastard - Poor Trouble Life

http://lexingtonfield.com/

Larkin - Bottles in the Bay (Rock) - The Curse of Our Fathers

http://www.reverbnation.com/larkin

The Langers Ball - Mackeys Daughter - The Devil or the Barrell

http://thelangersball.com/

Prydein - Devil's In the Kitchen - Heads Up

http://www.prydein.com/

Craic Brothers - Come Out Ye Black 'n Tans - Craic Brothers

http://craicbrothers.com/

Auld Corn Brigade - Viva la Quinta Brigada -Our Flag

http://auldcornbrigade.com/

Val Cooke - Boss Murphy

Direct download: ShitenOnions_Podcast58.mp3
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