Words: Eva O’Beirne
“The hardest working band on the island of Ireland calling everybody out” will be taking over The Grand Social for a pre-St. Patrick’s Day show.
If you’re looking for Paddy’s weekend plans, look no further than the Ispíní na hÉireann gig on March 16.
Banjo player Adam J. Holohan and guitar player Tomás Mulligan formed Ispíní na hÉireann in 2017 on a trip to Slovakia.
With the assistance of cellist Aongus Mac Amhlaigh and sax player James McCafferty, the group spent most of 2022 perfecting their debut album The Hard Working Men, which was released on October 28.
According to Adam and Tómas, the album is the result of years of “effort, frustration, and spontaneous brainfarts”, and they hope that somewhere along the way it can make you crack a smile.
Featuring tracks such as The Green and Red of Mayo, Come Out Ye Black and Tans and Talk to Joe – inspired by band member Tómas Mulligan’s working for Joe Duffy on RTÉ’s Liveline radio show – you can stream The Hard Working Men here.
Tickets for Ispíní na hÉireann go on sale on Thursday 19 January at 10:00. Click here for more information.
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