Ispíní na hÉiereann – Friday 28th June

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Connollys of Leap presents Ispíní na hÉiereann

Friday the 28th of June – €20 + BF – ROAR – all sales are final. 

Ispíní na hÉiereann is a four-piece Irish punk folk band, lead by front men Adam J Holohan and Tomás Mulligan, and joined by cellist and fiddle player Aongus MacAmhlaigh and the saxophone and Uilleann Pipes player Pádraig Óg Mac Aodhagáin. The lads create and play music that is a combination of original songs and reimagined covers and tunes, all influenced by the Irish musical tradition.

They are working on their second album, a follow-up to their hit Hard Working Men, with more exciting new material that will inspire and make you laugh at the same time.

Their music has layers of subtext and commentary, and a genuine method to all the madness. Ispíní na hÉireann is just off the stage from their sold out Album debut at the Grand Social Dublin and a full summer of festivals in Ireland, and are playing their largest headline show to date in The Academy in Dublin on Thursday December 21st.

During a trip to Slovakia in 2017, Dublin born musicians banjo player Adam J. Holohan and guitar player Tomás Mulligan discovered how much they enjoyed playing music with each other and decided to form a band. Not long after, while sitting at the bar of the famous Cobblestone Pub in Dublin’s Smithfield Square, and drinking the strongest ale the Four Provinces Brewery had to offer, inspiration struck and they decided upon a name; Ispíní na hÉireann, and thus the Sausages of Ireland was born.

As years went on the band grew to include cellist (and vocalist) Aongus MacAmhlaigh and saxophone and Uilleann Pipes player Pádraig Óg Mac Aodhagáin to round out the greasy ranks, as well as guest players from all over the island.

Ispíní na hÉiereann’s music is a combination of original songs as well as reimagined covers and tunes, all influenced by the Irish musical tradition. There are layers of subtext and commentary, and a genuine method to all the madness. And as with any great art it is left open to the interpretation of the listener. It is up to the audience to decide whether or not this is all waffle, or if deeper meaning can be found amidst the chaotic noise.

They are working on their second album, a follow-up to their hit Hard Working Men, with more exciting new material that will inspire and make you laugh at the same time.

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