NEW SINGER, NEW SINGLE, NEW ERA FOR FIRKIN

Firkin ‘the crazy Irish band’ from Hungary have some important changes afoot. Read on and introduce yourself to their new frontman!

While it is always sad to hear that a band is losing members that sadness is always lessened when it is followed with news that the band will go on. Andy the vocalist from Hungarian giants Firkin has decided his time is up for the band. Nearly six years of commuting from his home in Serbia for gigs and practises has understandably become too much on top of his full time acting work and family commitments. The guys all remain good friends and he will always be a dear member of the Firkin Family!

“We are immensely thankful for his hard work over the years, the always cheerful atmosphere in the rehearsal room, in the tour van and on stage, too, the many songs we wrote and the nearly 250,000 km we travelled together across Europe”.

So life goes on and we welcome Ákos into Andy’s big shoes. A friend of the band for many years his band Zágba Cat even supporting Firkin in the past on occasion. This may not be the first time Firkin have changed singers but the spirit of the band outlasts the individual members and a whole new era begins and with a rather aptly named opening song as well.

(We are) still alive!

When the morning sun rises
high above the hills
The stars shyly hide from
the shining of the creek

The chime of the bells
is the beat of my heart
The scent of the spring brings
Me a fresh star

O-a-hey O-a-hay We are still alive!
O-a-hey O-a-hay We’re dancing through the night
O-a-hey O-a-hay We are still alive!
Hey-hey-hey-hey

The silence of the field
is trampled by the herd
Return from south again

All our chirping birds
Buds gently burst
in the heat of the sun
Summer memories
I ain’t complain ‘bout none

O-a-hey O-a-hay We are still alive!
O-a-hey O-a-hay We’re dancing through the night
O-a-hey O-a-hay We are still alive!
Hey-hey-hey-hey

Spring’s at long last here
The village comes to life
The muddy road is dry
We gather every night

The evenings are still cold
We have no other chance
Tap a barrel in a jiffy
And let’s dance!

O-a-hey O-a-hay We are still alive!
O-a-hey O-a-hay We’re dancing through the night
O-a-hey O-a-hay We are still alive!
Hey-hey-hey-hey

Oh, the winter was so long
The rust ate the blades
The horse is skinny, too
The glory’s long been frayed
All that has remained
Just mem’ries from afar
They hang on my belly with
Me in the bar

O-a-hey O-a-hay We are still alive!
O-a-hey O-a-hay We’re dancing through the night
O-a-hey O-a-hay We are still alive!
Hey-hey-hey-hey

 

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