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Event Archive - The Black Irish Tour: The Mahones, The McGillicuddys, Unbelievers, Gypsy Hacks & Insomniacs

Thu. November 17th 2011 V-lounge (No Minors)
9:30pm - 2am doors at 9pm
$12 advance
November 17th Raise your pints! The Mahones are back with The Black Irish, a brand new album filled with Celtic punk anthems that pack the punk punch their global horde of fans have come to expect, and beg to be played on the loudspeaker at any pub, party or sports arena to get crowds on their feet and revved up for a big night.

Formed in 1990 by Dublin born Singer/Guitarist and Songwriter Finny McConnell, The Mahones feature Dom "The Bomb” Whelan (Drums/Vocals), Katie McConnell (Accordion/Vocals), Sean Winter (Banjo/ Mandolin/Harmonica), Sean “Riot” Ryan (Bass/Vocals) and have maintained their steadfast drive for the past 20 years which has propelled them to immerge as the seminal Irish punk band of the past two decades. The Black Irish features very special guest appearances by fellow Punk and Rock legends, Rick Barton (Dropkick Murphys/Continental) and Ian Blurton (Change Of Heart/C'Mon).

The Mahones are certainly not a one trick pony though. The up-tempo energy of The Black Irish is tempered with well-crafted balladry in songs like “Girl With Galway Eyes” and “Whiskey Under The Bridge” without ever losing momentum. The Mahones have created a defining record that shows the depth of their songwriting and range are their biggest strengths.

Never resting from a determined touring schedule, The Mahones have circled the globe and seen their hard work pay off by playing some of the world’s largest festivals, and sharing stages with legends including Billy Bragg, The Dropkick Murphys, The Buzzcocks, Shane MacGowan and The Popes, The Damned, The Tragically Hip, Steve Earle, Sinead O'Connor, Flogging Molly, and Van Morrison.

Joining them are the Unbelievers female fronted pop/punk from Toronto with local Celtic Punks The McGillicuddy's plus guests The Gypsy Hacks & Insomniacs.

Ticket’s $12 on sale at Lyle's Place, BC Smoke Shop (no service charge),, & Pay Pal.

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The Mahones


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The Mahones

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