The Mary Wallopers release a new track – The Blarney Stone – today. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Irish Rock’n’Roll, which is now due out on October 13th (note date has changed due to production issues).

Said to bestow the gift of the gab on anyone who kisses it The Blarney Stone has long been the subject of Irish song and myth. The Mary Wallopers’ full throttle version of the traditional folk song made famous by singers like Tom Lenihan and Margaret Barry brings the legend to the music halls and festival stages of the 21st century.

The Mary Wallopers on the track: “The Blarney Stone is a famous monument in Ireland. It’s said if you kiss it you get the gift of the gab. More business minded Irish people over the years have made their own blarney stones charging unsuspecting tourists for a kiss, this is their story.”

The Mary Wallopers second album – Irish Rock’n’Roll – features previously released tracks The Holy Ground and Wexford and arrives off the back of packed out shows at Glastonbury, Latitude, Boomtown and Kendal Calling. Following the release of the album, the band play their biggest UK tour to date:

Following the release of Irish Rock ’n’ Roll they will play an extensive UK tour beginning in the autumn. They have also announced a series of new dates in Ireland for December:

Wed 8 Nov Southampton Engine Rooms
Thu 9 Nov Bristol Trinity
Fri 10 Nov London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Sat 11 Nov Manchester Academy 2
Sun 12 Nov Cardiff Tramshed
Wed 15 Nov Folkestone Quarterhouse
Thu 16 Nov Oxford The Bullingdon
Fri 17 Nov Brighton CHALK
Sat 18 Nov Liverpool O2 Academy Liverpool
Sun 19 Nov Norwich Epic Studios
Wed 22 Nov Exeter Phoenix
Thu 23 Nov Wolverhampton Wulfrun
Fri 24 Nov Northampton Roadmender
Sat 25 Nov Sheffield The Leadmill
Sun 26 Nov Birmingham O2 Institute

Thu 7 Dec Dublin Vicar Street
Fri 8 Dec Dublin Vicar Street
Sat 9 Dec Belfast The Telegraph Building
Wed 13 Dec Edinburgh The Liquid Room
Thu 14 Dec Dundee Fat Sams
Fri 15 Dec Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Sat 16 Dec Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
Wed 20 Dec Galway Leisureland
Thu 21 Dec Kilkenny Langtons Ballroom
Fri 22 Dec Limerick Big Top
Sat 23 Dec Cork City Hall

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