The Mary Wallopers

Irish Rock N Roll

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Irish Rock ’n’ Roll is due for release on October 6th and follows last year’s hugely acclaimed self-titled debut (“these youngsters are all about presenting vibrancy, saltiness and edge via roots music from a bygone age, at a moment when such qualities are all but absent form contemporary pop” Mojo).

If every album an artist makes offers a snapshot of where they stand at that point, then the picture presented by Irish Rock ’n’ Roll is one of a band preparing to go stratospheric. It’s an album that manages to perfectly capture the chaos, humour and excitement of the band’s recent live shows whilst also showcasing the incredible emotional of the traditional ballads that they play (both in songs passed down from previous generations and - for the first time on this record - their own songs that promise to be passed down to future generations). One of those traditional ballads - Wexford - is the second single from the album following The Holy Ground and it’s online everywhere now.

“Heirs to The Dubliners and The Pogues. Joyous, chaotic and irreverent” - Uncut.


Barry says: Though there's an obvious inward-facing comedic slant to the Mary Wallopers' music but their focus on folk ballads, sing along harmonies and beautiful instrumentals is no joke. A perfectly crafted fusion of modern and traditional Irish music delivered with a wry and welcome smile.


Side A
1. The Bauld O Donoghue
2. The Holy Ground
3. Rakes Of Poverty
4. The Rich Man And The Poor Man
5. The Idler
6. Madam I’m A Darlin’
Side B
7. Vultures Of Christmas
8. The Turfman From Ardee
9. Hot Asphalt
10. Wexford
11. The Blarney Stone
12. Rothsea O
13. Gates Of Heaven

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