Friday, March 13, 2009

Celtic Punk

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day that is coming up next week I thought I would post some songs from two of my favorite Celtic punk bands. There is no doubt that Irish heritage has had its impact on punk rock. The Pogues are rightfully credited as being pioneers of the genre by mixing their Irish heritage with their punk rock attitudes. Many bands such as The Dropkick Murphys and The Real Mckenzies have followed their lead and kept the spirit of Irish punk alive. Personally, I don’t think you can get a better combination than bagpipes and punk music. Enjoy the songs and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!

The Pogues- The Body of an American
Rum Sodomy & the Lash (iTunes)

Dropkick Murphys- Heroes From Our Past
Sing Loud, Sing Proud (iTunes)

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