Irish punk rock pioneers, The Mahones, have partnered with today to premiere a newly recorded version of their fan-favorite hit “Ghost Of A Whiskey Devil.” The track is featured on the band’s upcoming greatest hits compilation called The Very Best: 25 Years Of Irish Punk that will be released on August 26th from Sailor’s Grave Records.

Stream “Ghost Of A Whisky Devil” now at

“”Ghost Of A Whiskey Devil“ is a very special song and one of my favorites. I wrote it about my late best friend and musical mentor Barry Williams from Dublin, Ireland. He was the guy who convinced me to form The Mahones for a one off gig on St. Patrick’s Day show at his Irish pub in Kingston Ontario, Canada called The Toucan back in 1990. We did the show and it went over so well, that here we are 25 years later!” – Finny McConnell

Celebrating 25+ years of Irish punk rock, The Mahones have re-recorded a selection of favorite songs from their acclaimed catalog for The Very Best: 25 Years Of Irish Punk. From “A Great Night On The Lash” to “Ghost Of A Whisky Devil” the band showcases songs from the last several decades that have become staples in the Irish punk rock scene.

Fans can catch The Mahones on tour this summer and fall in support of The Very Best: 25 Years Of Irish Punk. Dates are listed below.

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 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 – Officine Sonore – Vercelli, Italy

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

Oct 30 – Swamp Club – Massa, Italy

Oct 31 – Centrale Rock Club – Erba, Italy

More date in USA, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, UK and Europe TBA.

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