Address: Leixlip, Kildare
A Celtic trad punk band that combine guitar, banjo, mandolin, drums, bass and tin whistle with powerful original lyrics.
Blood or Whiskey were formed in 1992 in Dublin Ireland and have members from Kildare and Dublin.
They have been likened to The Pogues, but the bands influences lead their sound to be more accurately described as a hybrid of The Dubliners meets The Clash.
They have released 2 EP's & 4 albums and have toured the East Coast of America 4 times, are a regular feature at the Rebellion Festival over the last 8 years, and they have also toured Japan.
They have supported SLF on an entire UK tour and have opened for Manu Chao, Rancid & The Pogues. They have also played Oxegen (2009) and Reading & Leeds (2010).
They released their fourth studio album in March 2014 - Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.
They are presently writing new material
For fans of The Pogues / Dropkick Murphy's / Flogging Molly / Gogol Bordello / The Dubliners & The Clash!
This listing has been compiled by the County Kildare Community NetworkArts Directory