Reviews At A Glance

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2014

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘Irish Pub Songs’ Compilation (2014)  here

BLOOD OR WHISKEY- ‘Tell The Truth And Shame The Devil’ (2014)  here

13KRAUSS- ‘Seguir En Pie’ (2014)  here

JOHNNY CASH – ‘Out Among The Stars’ (2014)  here

HOOLIGAN – ‘Criminal Damage’ EP (2014)  here

THE MAGGIE WHACKERS- ‘Naoned Whisky’ EP (2014)  here

THE DECLINE!- ’12a Calgary Road’ (2014)  here

THE KILKENNY KNIGHTS- ‘Bradys Pub Tales’ (2014)  here

ALBANNACH- ‘Independence’ EP  (2014) here

ROVERS AHEAD- ‘Always The Sinner, Never The Saint’ (2014)  here

KELTIKON- ‘Agenbite Of Inwit’ (2014)  here 

LQR- ‘A Touch Of Liquor’ EP (2014)  here

THE CRAICHEADS- ‘Brewed In London’ (2014)  here

PIRATE COPY- ‘The Shape Of Piracy To Come’ EP (2014)  here

LUGH- ‘Quandos Os Canecos Batem’ (2014)  here

JOHNNY CAMPBELL- ‘Robbie Burns Volume 1’ EP (2014)  here

CREEDS CROSS- ‘Gods And Fighting Men’ (2014) here

CHRISTOPHER JAMES SHERIDAN- ‘Old Fashioned Pound Notes’ EP here

THE SHAMBOLICS- ‘Pogue Mahone’ EP (2014) here

SEAGULLS ARE DRUNK- ‘Next Round Is On Us’ EP (2014) here

PADDY McHUGH AND THE GOLDMINERS- ‘Trials And Cape Tribulation’ (2013) here

BASTARD BEARDED IRISHMEN- ‘Rise Of The Bastard’ (2014) here

SEVEN NATIONS- ‘Tales From The Eighth Nation’ (2014) here

SIGELPA- ‘TerraMorte’ (2014) here

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘Wind From The Foreign Land- Indonesian Celtic-Punk Compilation’ (2014)  here

HEADSTICKS– ‘Muster’ (2014)  here

THE YOUNG DUBLINERS- ‘Nine’ (2014)  here

BLUNDERBUSTER- ‘Self/Titled’ EP (2014)  here

LES RAMONEURS DE MENHIRS- ‘Tan Ar Bobl’ (2014)  here

THE LANGER’S BALL- ‘7 Year Itch’ EP (2014)  here

ANTO MORRA- ‘Never Had To Shout’ (2014)  here

RUNA- ‘Current Affairs’ (2014)  here

UNCLE BARD AND THE DIRTY BASTARDS- ‘Get The Folk Out!’ (2014)  here

THE PORTERS/ THE JUDAS BUNCH/ THE MAHONES/ MALASANERS 4-WAY SPLIT DOUBLE ALBUM- ‘Welcome To The Folk Punk Show’ (2014)  here

BIG JOHN BATES- ‘Black Timber’ 7″ (2014)  here

STEVE WHITE AND THE PROTEST FAMILY- ‘This Band Is Sick’ (2014)  here

BEYOND THE FIELDS- ‘The Falcon Lives’ (2014)  here

THE ALT- ‘The Alt'(2014)  here

BLACK WATER COUNTY- ‘Fellowship Of The Craic’ EP (2014)  here

MISCHIEF BREW- ‘O, Pennsyltucky’ EP (2014)  here

THE RUMJACKS- ‘Blows And Unkind Words’ 7″  here

CHRISTOPHER JAMES SHERIDAN (Scotland)- ‘My Hero Was A Ramblin Man’ EP (2014)  here

I DRAW SLOW (Ireland)- ‘WhiteWave Chapel’ (2014)  here

KITCHEN IMPLOSION (Italy)- ‘Pretty Work Brave Boys!’ (2014)  here

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘For Freedom Alone- The Wars Of Independence’ (2014)  here

MIDDLE CLASS BASTARDS (Russia)- ‘Rebel To The Core’ EP (2014)  here

JAY WARS (Australia)- ‘Carry Me Home’ (2014)  here

ANTO MORRA (London)- ‘The Patriot’ EP (2014)  here

THE CLAN (Italy)- ‘The Clan’ (2014)  here

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘Ex-USSR Tribute To The Dropkick Murphys’ (2014)  here

THE POTATO PIRATES (USA)- ‘Raised Better Than This’ (2014)  here

BARE KNUCKLE PARADE (England)- ‘Iron Lungs’ EP (2014)  here

THE FIGHTING JAMESONS (USA)- ‘Every Day Above Ground’ (2014)  here

6’10 (Chicago)- ‘The Humble Beginnings Of A Roving Soul’ (2014)  here

CATCH UP 2014 REVIEWS! BLACK 47, CELKILT, BIG ART PETERS, CRUACHAN, MY LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE, DUCKING PUNCHES, DEIEDRA, HARD UP, JOHNNY KOWALSKI AND THE SEXY WEIRDOS, LES FOSSOYEURS SEPTIK, NOWHEREBOUND, THE POKES  here

2015

JASPER COAL (USA)- ‘Just The One…’ (2015)  here

THE SCARLET (Hungary)- ‘Midnight Avenue’ EP (2015)  here

JOLLY JACKERS (Hungary)- ‘Sobriety’ (2015)  here

SOUTH SHORE RAMBLERS (South Africa)- ‘Bare Knuckle Blackout’ (2014)  here

T.C.COSTELLO (USA)- ‘100 YEARS AGO’ (2015)  here

DIRTY GLASS (Indonesia)- ‘Drunken Summer Night’ EP (2015)  here

FIDDLERS GREEN (Germany)- ’25 Blarney Roses’ (2015)  here

LOCH NESZ (Hungary)- ‘Leave The Captain Behind’ EP (2015)  here

MICK O’TOOLE (England)- ‘1665 Pitchfork Rebellion’ EP (2015)  here

THE RUMJACKS (Australia)- ‘Sober And Godless’ (2015)  here

MATILDA’S SCOUNDRELS (England)- ‘Beasts In Disguise’ EP (2015)  here

IRON MOUNTAIN (Eire/ Ireland)- ‘Unum’ (2015)  here

MALASANERS- Spanish Eyes’ (2015)  here

O’HAMSTERS (Ukraine)- ‘Kiss My Irish Ass’ (2015)  here

THE RATHMINES (Germany)- ‘Ramblin With The Rats. Stolen Songs of Struggle’ (2015)  here

SCALLY CAP BRATS (Canada)- ‘Our Storied Past’ (2015)  here

THE REAL McKENZIES (Canada)- ‘Rats In The Burlap’ (2015)  here

SIGELPA (Catalonia)- ‘Ens Van Diagnosticar Un Transtorn’ EP (2015)  here

DARIUS KOSKI (USA)- ‘Sisu’ (2015)  here

THE PROCLAIMERS (Alba/ Scotland)- ‘Let’s Hear It For The Dogs’ (2015)  here

MR.IRISH BASTARD (Germany)- ‘The World, The Flesh & The Devil’ (2015)  here

GREENLAND WHALEFISHERS (Norway)- ‘Looney Tunes’ EP (2015)  here

LE VENT DU NORD (Quebec)- ‘Têtu’ (2015)  here

SOUTH SHORE RAMBLERS (South Africa)- ‘Open Room Sessions’ (2015)  here

PIRATE COPY (Kernow/ Cornwall)- ‘Goin Down A Storm’ EP (2015)  here

NOWHEREBOUND (USA)- ‘Til Death, For Life’ EP (2015)  here

BRYAN McPHERSON (USA)- ‘Wedgewood’ (2015)  here

MISCHIEF BREW (USA)-‘This Is Not For Children’ (2015)  here

JACK OF ALL (England)-‘Bindle Punk’ EP (2015)  here

UNDER A BANNER (England)- ‘Victory Time’ EP (2015)  here

CIRCLE J (Holland)- ‘Year Of The Goat’ (2015) here

TIN CAN HOOLEY (USA)-‘Racket In The Parlor’ (2015)  here

LORETTA PROBLEM (Finland)-‘Justice Or Crime’ 7″ (2015)  here

DANNY GREENE (USA)- ’10 Blocks For The Irish’ (2015)  here

KILMAINE SAINTS (USA)- ‘Live At The Abbey’ (2015)  here

PYROLYSIS (Holland)- ‘On Mountains High I Stand’ (2015)  here

DRUNKEN DOLLY- ‘Drunken Dolly And The Dead Man’s Curse’ EP  (2015)  here

THE TOSSPINTS (USA)- ‘The Privateer’ (2015)  here

THE CRAZY ROGUES- ‘Chapter One’ EP (2015)  here

THE GREENLAND WHALEFISHERS (Norway)- ‘The Thirsty Mile’ (2015)  here

ARSE CRAIC (London)- ‘Craic Out Yer Arse’ (2015)  here

O’HANLONS HORSEBOX (Ireland)- ‘Songs And Stories From The Border’ (2015)  here

ZUNAME- ‘Pipes Not Dead’ EP (2015)  here

BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY (England)- ‘Reprobates’ (2015)  here

PADDY AND THE RATS (Hungary)- ‘Lonely Hearts Boulevard’ (2015)  here

THE FATTY FARMERS (Spain)- ‘Escape From The Dirty Pigs’ (2015)  here

THE MOORINGS (France)- ‘Nicky’s Detox’ (2014)  here

THE HYDROPATHS (Yorkshire)- ‘Wailing Away’ (2014)  here

FLATFOOT 56/ 6’10 (Chicago)- ‘Split EP’ (2015)  here

THE DEAD MAGGIES (Tasmania)- ‘Well Hanged’ (2015)  here

STRAWDAZE (Italy)- ‘Sei’ (2015)  here

THE NARROWBACKS (New York)- After Hours’ EP (2015)  here

BARRULE (Isle Of Man)- ‘Manannans Cloak’ (2015)  here

FIRKIN (Hungary)- ‘Finger In The Pie’ (2015)  here

2015 REVIEWS ROUND UP PART ONE- BAY STREET BASTARDS, THE STANFIELDS, THE WAXIES, SEAMUS STOUT, THE SHILLELAGHS  here

2015 REVIEWS ROUND UP PART TWO- WILL TUN AND THE WASTERS, SKONTRA, LOUISE DISTRAS, HAPPY OL McWEASEL, THE CUNDEEZ, ANTO MORRA  here

MATILDA’S SCOUNDRELS (England)- ‘Split w/ The Barracks’ EP (2015)  here

2015 REVIEWS ROUND UP PART THREE- THE CHERRY COKE$, SMZB, THE GO SET, LEXINGTON FIELD, MICKEY RICKSHAW  here

2016

JAY WARS AND THE HOWARD YOUTH (Australia)- ‘Love In The Time Of Fear’ (2016)  here

THE CUNDEEZ (Scotland)- ‘Rebellion’ (2016)  here

JOHNNY CAMPBELL (Yorkshire)- ‘Hook, Line And Sinker’ (2016)  here

1916 (New York)- ‘Last Call For Heroes’ (2015)  here

MICK O’TOOLE (England)- ‘False Flag Collapse’ 7″ (2016)  here

LQR (Holland)- ’10 Pinter’ (2016)  here

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl’ (2016)  here

BRYAN McPHERSON (Boston)- ‘Street Lights’ (2016)  here

THE LANGER’S BALL (USA)- ‘Whiskey Outlaws’ (2016)  here

TOM O’REILLY AND THE SWAGGERS (Kernow/Cornwall)- ‘One Fine Day’ (2016)  here

ANTO MORRA (London)-’16’ (2016)  here

THE OGHAM STONES (USA)- ‘One, Two Feck You’ (2016)  here

TRIBUTE TO THE POGUES- Various Artists (2016)  here

DRUNKEN FAIRY TALES (Russia) – ‘Пьяные Сказки’ (2016)  here

ALTERNATIVE ULSTER (USA)- ‘Rebellion!’ (2016)  here

HEADSTICKS (England)- ‘Feather And Flames’ (2016)  here

THE CLOVES AND THE TOBACCO (Indonesia)- ‘Across The Horizon’ (2016)  here

THE CLAN (Italy)- ‘All In The Name Of Folk’ (2016)  here

Всё CRAZY (Belarus)- ‘По Морям’ (2016)  here

LUGH (Brazil)- ‘Histórias Do Mar’ (2016)  here

BUNCH OF BASTARDS (Holland)- ‘My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done’ (2016)  here

SOLAS (USA)- ‘All These Years’ (2016)  here

MATILDA’S SCOUNDRELS (England)- ‘Crowleys Curse’ (2016)  here

FOX n FIRKIN (Australia)- ‘No Vacancy’ (2016)  here

THE SURFIN’ TURNIPS (England)- ‘Awake The West’ (2016)  here

PIRATES OF THE PUBS (Czech Republic)- ‘Drunken Forever’ (2016)  here

LARKIN (USA)- ‘A Toast To St. Jude’ (2016)  here

DEXYS (England)- ‘Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul’ (2016)  here

13KRAUSS (Spain)- TheEnd Is Nigh’ (2016)  here

DANNY DIATRIBE (Manchester/Derry)- ‘Elevation Illustrations’ (2016)  here

BALSALL HEATHENS (England)- ‘Life’s Too Short’ EP (2016)  here

FOLK THE SYSTEM (England)- Unrest In The Wolds’ (2015)  here

Oi POLLOi (Alba/Scotland)- ‘Saorsa’ (2016)  here

RUNA (USA)- ‘Live’ (2016)  here

BRYAN McPHERSON (USA)- ‘Born Again American Blues’ Single (2016)  here

SIGELPA (Catalonia)- ‘Rabant Original’ (2016)  here

LEXINGTON FIELD (USA)- ‘Redwood’ EP (2016) here

THE RUMJACKS (Australia)-‘Sleepin’Rough’ (2016)  here

SHAMBOLICS (Australia)- ‘Riot On Race Day’ (2016)  here

THE Пауки/THE PAUKI (Russia)- ‘La Isla Del Muerto’ (2016)  here

SINFUL MAGGIE (England)- ‘Demo EP’ (2016)  here

BARBAR’O’RHUM (France)- ‘Toutes les Routes Mènent au Rhum’ (2016)  here

RUSTY NAIL (USA)- ‘Bitter Ale, Bitter Heart’ (2016)  here

CLEAR THE BATTLE FIELD (USA)- ‘Set Me Free’ (2016)  here

SLAINE (USA)- ‘Slaine Is Dead’ (2016)  here

DRINK HUNTERS (Catalonia)- ‘Shameless’ (2016)  here

MATILDA’S SCOUNDRELS (England)- ‘The Organworks Recordings Session’ (2016)  here

SMZB (China)- ‘The Chinese are Coming’ (2016)  here

THE SILK ROAD (England)- ‘Midnight’ (2016)  here

SISTERS OF MURPHY (USA)- ‘Working Stiffs Unite!’ (2016)  here

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS (Scotland)- ‘Octane’ (2016)  here

THE WAKES (Glasgow)- ‘Venceremos!’ (2016)  here

SAOR (Scotland)- ‘Guardians’ (2016)  here

MICKEY RICKSHAW (Boston)- ‘Behind The Eight Ball’ (2016)  here

FIDDLER’S GREEN (Germany)- ‘Devil’s Dozen’ (2016)  here

THE O’REILLYS AND THE PADDYHATS (Germany)- ‘Seven Hearts One Soul’ (2016)  here

UNDER A BANNER (England)- ‘The Wild Places’ (2016)  here

BLACKWATER BANSHEE (Bristol)- ‘Blackwater Banshee’ EP (2016)  here

THE NARROWBACKS (New York)- ‘Arrogance & Ignorance’ (2016)  here

SIR REG (Sweden)- ‘Modern Day Disgrace’ (2016)  here

STEELEYE SPAN (England)- ‘Dodgy Bastards’ (2016)  here

MICK O’TOOLE (England)- ‘A Working Class Battalion’ EP (2016)  here

ShamRocks (Ukraine)- ‘Captain’s Log’ (2016)  here

STEVE WHITE AND THE PROTEST FAMILY (London)- ‘Protest For Dummies’ (2016)  here

MICKEY RICKSHAW (Boston)- ‘Wild Atlantic’ EP(2016)  here

HANDSOME YOUNG STRANGERS (Australia)- ‘Battle Of Broken Hill’ EP (2016)  here

2016 REVIEWS ROUND-UP PART ONE. PINT KILLERS, THE MUCKERS, NOWHEREBOUND, HOIST THE COLOURS, SKILTRON, BAY STREET BASTARD  here

2016 REVIEWS ROUND-UP PART TWO. KORRIGAN’S CELTIC ROCK, MICK FLANNERY, ACROSS THE BORDER, TENHOLES, THE RAMSHACKLE ARMY, KING OF THE TRAVELLER  here

2017

THE LOGUES (Ireland)- ‘Comin’ of Age’  here

DROPKICK MURPHYS (Boston)- ’11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory’  here

IN FOR A PENNY (USA)- ‘Every Day Should be Saint Paddy’s Day’ EP  here

PLANXTY (Ireland)- ‘Between The Jigs And The Reels: A Retrospective’  here

ORTHODOX CELTS (SErbia)- ‘Many Mouths Shut’  here

BLACK WATER COUNTY (England)- ‘Taking Chances’  here

THE O’REILLYS AND THE PADDYHATS (Germany)- ‘Sign of the Fighter’  here

THE CRAZY ROGUES (Hungary)- ‘Rebels’ Shanties’ EP  here

FIRKIN (Hungary)- ‘Into The Night’ EP  here

THE O’NEILLS (Hungary)- ‘Chapter One’ EP  here

THE TOSSERS (Chicago)- ‘Smash The Windows’  here

FLATFOOT 56 (Chicago)- ‘Odd Boat’  here

UNCLE BARD AND THE DIRTY BASTARDS (Italy)- ‘Handmade’  here

O’HAMSTERS (Ukraine)- ‘Где бы мы ни бывали’  here

AND THE WASTERS (England)- ‘State Of Repair’ EP  here

CLASSIC ALBUM REVIEWS 

(there is now a separate page for this section click on the link at the top)

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘People Take Warning! Murder Ballads And Disaster Songs 1913-1938’ (2007)  here

EWAN MacCOLL -‘Bad Lads And Hard Cases: British Ballads Of Crime And Criminals’ (1959)  here

EWAN MacCOLL AND PEGGY SEEGER – ‘The Jacobite Rebellions’ (1962)  here

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘Don’t Mourn. Organize!- Songs Of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill’ (1990)  here

LEADBELLY- ‘Easy Rider’ (1999)  here

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘The Little Red Box Of Protest Songs’ (2000)  here

GIL SCOTT-HERON- ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ (1974)  here

EWAN MacCOLL- ‘Scots Drinking Songs’ (1956)  here

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘Protest! American Protest Songs 1928-1953’  here

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘Women Folk- Iconic Women Of American Folk’  here

VARIOUS ARTISTS- ‘The Greatest Songs Of Woody Guthrie’ (1972)  here

THE DUBLINERS- ‘Whiskey In The Jar’ (2003)  here

JOHNNY CAST- ‘Ther Christmas Spirit’ (1963)  here

THE CLANCY BROTHERS AND TOMMY MAKEM- ‘Come Fill Your Glass With Us‘(1959)  here

BOOK AND FILM REVIEWS

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Scotball’ by Stephen O’Donnell  here

FILM REVIEW: ‘The Offence’ (1972)  here

FILM REVIEW: ‘The Molly Malones’ (1970)  here

BOOK REVIEW: Irish Blood, English Heart: Second Generation Irish Musicians In London’  here

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Paradise City’ by Stephen O’Donnell  here

FILM REVIEW: ‘Tax City’ (2013)  here

FILM REVIEW: ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God- The Shane MacGowan Story’ (1997)  here

FILM REVIEW: ‘Good Vibrations’ (2013)  here

FILM REVIEW: ‘A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day’ (1994)  here

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Rum, Sodomy And The Lash’ by Jeffrey T. Roesgen  here

FILM REVIEW: Townies- Irish Mob (2007)  here

FILM REVIEW: The Revenge Of The Mekons (2013)  here

One thought on “Reviews At A Glance

  1. Walter F. Wouk July 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm Reply

    New Celtic Band

    The Winter Codes, featuring Barney Murray (founder and former front man of the Celtic Punk Rock band Blood or Whiskey)

    Web Site: http://www.thewintercodes.ie/

    Video: Too Sly to Die

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