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The Mahones - 25 years of irish punkPioneers of Irish punk rock, The Mahones, have released their anticipated  greatest hits compilation, The Very Best: 25 Years Of Irish Punk today with Sailor’s Grave Records. The album features new, re-recorded versions of the band’s most popular songs spanning their celebrated 25+ year career. Today, fans can purchase one of the greatest collections of Irish punk rock at iTunes and

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Formed on St. Patrick’s Day in 1990 in Kingston, ON by Irish born McConnell, 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 (Ireland) for their 2014 record The Hunger & The Fight..

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 Mahones – Tour Dates:


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 14 – Joiners – Southhampton, England

Oct 15 – Queens Hall – Nuneaton, England

Oct 16 – Sound Control – Manchester, England

Oct 17 – Cathouse – Glasgow, Scotland

Oct 18 – Boston Music Rooms – London, England

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 – Raindogs House – Savona, Italy

Oct 29 – Dublin House – San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Oct 30 – Swamp Club – Massa, Italy

Oct 31 – Centrale Rock Club – Erba, Italy


UK SUBS (w. Finny McConnell as guest guitarist)

Sept 01 – Barrie, ON Canada

Sept 02 – Festival – Rouyn-Noranda, QC Canada

Sept 03 – Coop Katacombes – Montreal, QC Canada

Sept 04 – L’Anti, Quebec – QC Canada

Sept 05 – The Mansion – Kingston, ON Canada

Sept 06 – Salle des 4 BarllsSaguenay – QC Canada

Sept 07 – Drummondville – QC Canada

Sept 08 – House of Targ – Ottawa, ON Canada

Sept 09 – Call The Office – London, ON Canada

Sept 10 – Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON Canada

Sept 11 – Absinthe, Hamilton – ON Canada

More date to be announced soon!

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