Traditional Irish folk music and the Need for a New Folk / Punk // SIR REG – “Open the Pubs”

“Humour, catchy rhythms and a belting beat combine to make music that’s so worth listening to. Welcome to the fold another example of Irish-drenched rock fun: Sir Reg.” // The Moshville Times
“Traditional Irish folk music, unforgettable melodies, propelled by an driving, energetic punk rock backing” // London City Punks

 

In a world of uncertainty, there’s few things that will lift your spirits like a raucous, rollicking, rambunctious slice of Celtic folk/punk, and Swedish/Irish sextet SIR REG are more than happy to oblige!

Formed by Irishman Brendan Sheehy, who left his home-town of Dublin and headed to Sweden with a guitar and a dream – to put together the most amazing band possible.

Boasting songs that bring together everything from the issues of modern day society to finding the right bar on a Saturday night, powered by strong melodies and irresistible energy. Add to the mix an explosive live show and it’s easy to see why, SIR REG have a formidable reputation in the Celtic punk and rock scene. Since the fledging band burst onto the scene in 2009 they have released five critically acclaimed albums and have performed on many of Europe’s biggest stages alongside bands like The MahonesThe MisfitsThin Lizzy and The Real McKenzies.

2022 sees the band return with album number six, the quite remarkable ‘Kings of Sweet Feck All’. On which the band continue to stand with those struggling to make their voices and their opinions heard, bolstered by songs of grit and passion, without ever losing sight of the underdog spirit.

First new single is called ‘Open The Pubs‘ and is released January 14 on Despotz Records. Here’s the band’s comment on the restrictions-linked topic:

“If anyone told you a few years ago that pubs would be closed for months on end, you’d think they were having a laugh! Was no laughing matter indeed! That delicious pint of Guinness your favourite bartender pulled for you was suddenly taken away and you could only dream about it midst the ongoing nightmare!”
 // SIR REG

More from SIR REG
Official webpage: www.sirregband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sirregband/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirregband/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sirregband
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ircDsEvOEB5iDlGl2lT63

TOURING:
12.03 – Shamrock Fest, Washington D.C. (US)
19.03 – Thyon St. Patrick’s Day, Thyon (CH)
02.04 – Schallmeier & Konsorten, Hamburg (DE)
03.04 – TASK/Hafenverein, Hameln (DE)
04.04 – Südrock, Essen (DE)
05.04 – Whisky’s, Osnabrück (DE)
06.04 – Druckluft, Oberhausen (DE)
07.04 – Subrosa, Dortmund (DE)
08.04 – Wild At Heart, Berlin (DE)
09.04 – The Buchholz Saloon, Altlandsberg (DE)
10.04 – Scruffy’s, Karlsruhe (DE)
11.04 – Kreativfabrik, Wiesbaden (DE)
12.04 – Blau, Mannheim (DE)
14.04 – Brasserie de Framont, Grandfontaine (FR)
15.04 – MieV, Geislingen (DE)
16.04 – Eldorado Bar, Biel (CH)
06.05 – AZ, Ottersberg (DE)
07.05 – rock at the Cow Pond, Deutzen (DE)

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