Irish punk rock pioneers, The Mahones, have partnered with NewNoiseMagazine.com 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 Punkthat will be released on August 26th from Sailor’s Grave Records.
“”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:
THE MAHONES – IRISH PUNK BRIGADE TOUR 2016
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.