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Pioneers of Irish punk rock, The Mahones, have announced plans to release a greatest hits compilation called The Very Best: 25 Years Of Irish Punk on August 26th with Sailor’s Grave Records. The album will feature newly, re-recorded versions of the band’s most popular songs spanning their celebrated 25+ year career. Today, the band has partnered with PunkNews.org to unveil their updated version of their classic Irish punk anthem “A Great Night On The Lash.”


Listen to “A Great Night On The Lash” at PunkNews.org: http://bit.ly/296GgIY

“This song is about the night Shane MacGowan came to see The Mahones in Montreal, and then we went out drinking…for three days.” – Finny McConnell

Formed on St. Patrick’s Day in 1990 in Kingston, ON by Irish born McConnell, The Mahones have become an institution of Irish punk rock for the last 25 years. Their list of accolades and achievements during that time is nearly endless, from having their track “Paint The Town Red” featured in a pivotal part of Academy Award winning film “The Fighter” to being awarded Celtic Rock Album of the Year by Punk.ie (Ireland) for their 2014 record The Hunger & The Fight..

The Mahones are comprised of McConnell (lead vocals/guitar/mandolin), Katie Kaboom (accordion/keyboards/mandolin/vocals), Sean Winter (banjo/mandolin/harmonica/vocals), Sean “Riot” Ryan (bass guitar/vocals), Michael O’Grady (accordion/tin whistle/guitar/vocals) and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes/tin whistle/guitar/vocals) who has re-joined the band after spending 2003-2015 with Dropkick Murphys and rounds out the group. Together, the band is revisiting and re-recording some of their most beloved songs from the last two decades and half for 25 Years of Irish Punk!

The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk Tracklist:
01. Scruffy’s Intro
02. A Great Night On The Lash
03. Paint The Town Red
04. Shakespeare Road
05. GIve It All You Got
06. A Drunken Night In Dublin
07. Ghost Of A Whiskey Devil
08. Across The USA
09. Streets Of New York
10. Queen And Tequila
11. One Last Shot
12. Down The Boozer
13. Angels and Devils
14. Is This Bar Open ‘Til Tomorrow
15. Teenage Kicks
16. Drunken Lazy Bastard
17. The Hunger & The Fight*
18. Punk Rock Saved My Life*
19. Last One To Die*
20. Alternative Ulster*
21. Wild Rover (Live In Italy)

The Mahones – New Tour Dates Announced:


July 10 – Colorado Irish Festival – Littleton, CO USA
July 30 – George Street Festival – St. John, NF Canada
Aug 13 – Fergus Highland Games – Fergus, ON Canada
Sept 10 – Fort Henry Celtic Festival – Kingston, ON Canada
Sept 23 – Get Shamrocked Festival – Murrieta, CA USA
Oct 20 – Bugerweeshuis – Deventer, Netherlands
Oct 21 – Ex-Haus – Trier, Germany
Oct 22 – MTC – Cologne, Germany
Oct 23 – Musik & Frieden – Berlin, Germany
Oct 25 – Derur Kert – Budapest, Hungary
Oct 26 – Arena – VIenna, Austria
Oct 27 – Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 28 – Officine Sonore – Vercelli, Italy
Oct 29 – Dublin House – San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
Oct 30 – Swamp Club – Massa, Italy
Oct 31 – Centrale Rock Club – Erba, Italy

More date in USA, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, UK and Europe TBA.

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