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Music / August 23, 2022

The Mary Wallopers share ‘Frost is All Over’ and announce Irish tour

The Mary Wallopers
Music / August 23, 2022

The Mary Wallopers share ‘Frost is All Over’ and announce Irish tour

Ciarán Howley

The announcement comes as the group drop their new single ‘The Frost is All Over’ from their upcoming album later this year. 

Trad-folk band The Mary Wallopers have announced dates from their new tour including a show in Dublin’s National Stadium on the 17th of November.

The announcement comes alongside the release of their new single ‘The Frost is All Over’ and a new video to boot. The new music video, also released today, was shot in their hometown of Dundalk in the AOH Hall, Blackrock. 

‘The Frost is all Over’ is a cover of a Planxty track performed in 1974. To bring the song to a more contemporary audience the group added a new verse about landlords. “We added the verse about landlords as we feel they are a sensitive sort who need reminding of how much we care about them.”

The Mary Wallopers first emerged as a three-piece band of brothers Charles and Andrew Hendy and their friend Sean McKenna. Over lockdown, the trad-folk outfit performed a series of livestream gigs from a pub built in their house. 

Now, as the group prepares for their upcoming tour across Ireland, the U.K, Germany and the Netherlands, they have expanded into a seven-piece, featured in the new video. 

“The video is our way of introducing the new band and how sexy we have become over lockdown. Our home studio/pub was too small to fit everyone in so we had to branch out but still keep it in Dundalk.” 

‘The Frost is all Over’ is set to feature on their debut album to be released later this year. For more info on tour dates and tickets click here

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