Irish folk-punk band The Mary Wallopers have been described as one of the most exciting bands to emerge in the past few years. Their folk/punk inspired take on traditional Irish music is rapidly winning the band fans worldwide with the band recently dropping their long-awaited new album on October 28th.

Comprising of Dundalk-based brothers Charles and Andrew Hendy, and their friend Sean McKenna, the Mary Wallopers expanded their numbers to seven touring the length and breadth of Ireland taking their raucous, fun-filled experience to wherever would put them on.

Embracing a punk rock ethos which has seen the group compared to everyone from The Dead Kennedys to The Pogues, the Mary Wallopers are about to bring their chaotic madness to the UK and Europe with a full tour. The question is, is the UK and Europe ready for the Mary Wallopers?

Thematically influenced by “reactionary stuff to poverty”, their topical subject matters comes at a time when many are suffering in the midst of the cost of living crisis. That being said, the themes may touch on serious matters but the Mary Wallopers live experiences is all about having a good time.

Increasing their fanbase throughout lockdown with a series of livestreamed gigs from their home, the Mary Wallopers are a band who embrace the tradition of their home inviting everyone in to the party. The group epitomised this with their recent single, a reworking of a Scottish classic, “Cod Liver Oil + The Orange Juice”.

Described as “an ode to drunken revelry and its associated romantic pursuits,” the band’s current tour wraps up with a New Years Eve party to end all parties in Limerick.

We recently spoke to the band ahead of their European tour, chatting about their musical upbringing, how inspiring it was to tour their own country and how their New Years Eve party promises to leave Limerick nursing the biggest hangover it has ever known.

Watch the video interview then go and grab tickets the tour from here. Just make sure you bring good footwear!

Tour Dates:

17 Nov – Dublin National Stadium
19 Nov – Rotterdam V11
20 Nov – Leffinge Cafe De Zwerver
21 Nov – Dusseldorf The Tube
22 Nov – Nijmegen Merleyn
23 Nov – Amsterdam Paradiso (upstairs)
24 Nov – Deventer Burgerweeshuis Café
1 Dec – Kilkenny Set Theatre
2 Dec – Cork Cyprus Avenue
3 Dec – Castlebar Royal Theatre
4 Dec – Dunmore East Haven Marquee
7 Dec – Portlaoise Kavanaghs Bar & Venue
8 Dec – Donegal Séan Óg’s
9 Dec – Belfast Mandela Hall
11 Dec – Edinburgh The Liquid Room
14 Dec – Bristol Thekla
15 Dec – London Electric Ballroom
16 Dec – Manchester Band On The Wall
17 Dec – Glasgow The Garage
18 Dec – Newcastle upon Tyne Cluny 2
19 Dec – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28 Dec – Kerry Mike The Pies
31 Dec – Limerick Dolans

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