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The Mary Wallopers

The Mary Wallopers

    Brothers Charles and Andrew Hendy and their friend Sean Mckenna formed The Mary Wallopers as a three-piece ballad group traveling the length and breadth of Ireland singing & collecting songs.

    Their early live performances exuded a raw energy and their first five track ep - 2019’s A Mouthful Of The Mary Wallopers - perfectly captured their sound and ethos, one filled with warmth, intimacy, chaos and enough sparks ready to light any fire. The band recently expanded to a seven piece for live performances. "The Mary Wallopers' trademark charm and irreverence is matched only by their staggering talent"  Hotpress “The Mary Wallopers invokes the raucous ghosts of The Dubliners and The Pogues to startling effect” The Guardian

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Eileen Og
    2. Love Will Never Conquer Me
    3. Cod Liver Oil And The Orange Juice
    4. John O'halloran
    5. The Hackler
    6. The Night The Gards Raided Owenys
    7. Building Up And Tearing England Down
    8. Lots Of Little Soldiers
    9. Frost Is All Over
    10. The Butcher Boy
    11. All For Me Grog

    The Mary Wallopers

    Irish Rock N Roll

      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.


      STAFF COMMENTS

      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.

      TRACK LISTING

      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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