The Mary Wallopers have been described as “heirs to The Dubliners and The Pogues” by Uncut Magazine.
They’re a seven-piece band who mix the raw energy of punk rock with traditional Irish folk ballads to create something joyous, chaotic and irreverent. They were propelled to fame during lockdown after live streaming their own concerts. Since then they’ve toured worldwide and released two albums.
Whilst their shows are often anarchic, they’re also able to showcase the pure emotion of the traditional ballads that they play (both in songs passed down from previous generations and through songs of their own). The Guardian said: “they’re timeless tunes that have been performed by many – if rarely with such wit, fire and infectiousness.”
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