Wearing Flogging Molly t shirts is a sure way to express your inner punk rocker. Flogging Molly is a Celtic punk band. Celtic punk is a concoction of traditional Celtic music and punk rock. The Celtic punk genre began in the early 1980′s by a band of musicians from London. This band’s name is The Pogues. The Pogues are punk rockers who like to celebrate their Irish heritage. Thus the genre we call today, Celtic Punk. Many of this music genres’ lyrics delve into the themes of drinking, working class, Ireland, Scotland, and politics. Celtic punk t shirts, as well as Flogging Molly t shirts, can be easily purchased on the internet.
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There are many traditional type of instruments played in Celtic punk. These traditional instruments include: banjo, mandolin, accordion, bagpipes, fiddle, spoons, and even tin whistles. Once the rock instruments, electric guitar, bass, drums, vocals, are added to these traditional ones then you have the Celtic punk sound hear in today’s music. This genre is considered to be part of the folk punk genre. However folk punk bands are normally considered to be American not Irish or Scottish. Flogging Molly’s, Dave King, is from Dublin. The rest of Flogging Molly are born inside the US. This mix of King’s poetic Irish lyrics and American rock n roll makes the band what it is today. Flogging Molly t shirts can be found at Hot Topic in malls across American as well.
Flogging Molly is a seven member band who are signed with Borstal Beat Records. Dave King, vocalist for Flogging Molly, was once the lead vocalist for the metal band Fastway. He then moved on to be a member of a hard rock band named Katmandu, before he joined Floggy Molly. Other members include Bridget Regan on fiddle, tin whistle, and vocals. Today the two,King and Regan, are happily married. They were married in Tokyo, Japan while on tour. Other members of Flogging Molly include: Dennis Casey: guitar and vocals, Nathen Maxwell: bass and vocals, Bob Schmidt: mandolin and banjo, George Schwindt: drums and percussion, and Matt Hensley: accordion. There are many Flogging Molly t shirts with the band’s name and/or pictures of the band. Flogging Molly has produced five studio albums to date, three live albums, and one extended play album. They have had 12 US singles released between the years of 2000 and 2012. The most popular of these singles are “Float” which reached 40th position, “Requiem for a Dying Song” which reached 35th position, and “Don’t Shut ‘Em Down” which reached 39th postion on the US Alternative Song List. Other bands that can be found on the alternative US charts are: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, U2, REM, and Linkin Park. Flogging Molly currently can been seen live every year on their annual “Green 17 Tour”. They also have appeared on Austin CIty Limits in 2011. Buy Flogging Molly t shirts today! Support Flogging Molly!