“The Black Irish”
True North Records
The Black Irish, will be released online worldwide in January, 2011. Physical release (in-stores) will be January 8th in Europe and March 8th in North America!!!
I am happy to announce… with the paddy power invested in me… that 2011 is the Year of The Mahones!!! I’ve been waiting on this album to be released with excitement and, now after listening to the album like 50 times, amazement. Finny has put together one of the most solid releases in Paddy Rock & Punk that I have heard in years and is a gigantic improvement from their last release “Take No Prisoners”. “The Black Irish” has the rowdy pub rockin tunes we expect from The Mahones with “A Great Night On The Lash”, “Ghost Of A Whiskey Devil”, “A Pain From Yesterday”, “Give It All Ya Got (Or Forget About It)”, and “Lord Of The Dirty Hordes”, along with some fun versions of trad songs to sing along with in the pub with “The Wild Rover” and “The Shamrock Shore”, and some fine written ballads with “Whiskey Under The Bridge”, and one of my personal favorites on the album “Girl With Galway Eyes”. Finny McConnell is one of the very few true singer/song-writers left in Paddy Rock & Punk, and “The Black Irish” will be hard to beat this year as the #1 album of the year in Celt Rock & Punk! Pick your copy up people!!!
Here is the song “A Great Night On The Lash”: