Irish punk rock pioneers, The Mahones, are gearing up to the release their greatest hits collection, The Very Best: 25 Years Of Irish Punk, which will be released on August 26th with Sailor’s Grave Records. Today, the band has teamed up with to premiere a newly recorded version of their celtic punk song “Streets Of New York.

Stream “Streets Of New York” now at

“”Streets Of New York” is a song from our album ‘Rise Again’ and it’s one of my favorites. It’s the story of The Mahones’ very early tours in New York City back in 1991. We would play 25 Irish pub shows in 30 days in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Yonkers and The Bronx. New York City is so big, you can actually do a 25 date tour in the one city. Back then, we drank too much. We’d drink lots of Guinness and Whiskey after every show, and then crash out on my cousin Rory’s floor in the Bronx (the same Rory McConnell who we sing about in Drunken Lazy Bastard, Down The Boozer, Shakespeare Road, etc). Rory’s place was our home base. The song bring back really great memories of some of our wildest times. We love New York City, and you can hear it in this song!” – 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 14 – Joiners – Southhampton, England

Oct 15 – Queens Hall – Nuneaton, England

Oct 16 – Sound Control – Manchester, England

Oct 17 – Cathouse – Glasgow, Scotland

Oct 18 – Boston Music Rooms – London, England

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 – Raindogs House – Savona, Italy

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

Oct 30 – Swamp Club – Massa, Italy

Oct 31 – Centrale Rock Club – Erba, Italy

UK SUBS (w. Finny McConnell as guest guitarist)

Sept 01 – Barrie, ON Canada

Sept 02 – Festival – Rouyn-Noranda, QC Canada

Sept 03 – Coop Katacombes – Montreal, QC Canada

Sept 04 – L’Anti, Quebec – QC Canada

Sept 05 – The Mansion – Kingston, ON Canada

Sept 06 – Salle des 4 BarllsSaguenay – QC Canada

Sept 07 – Drummondville – QC Canada

Sept 08 – House of Targ – Ottawa, ON Canada

Sept 09 – Call The Office – London, ON Canada

Sept 10 – Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON Canada

Sept 11 – Absinthe, Hamilton – ON Canada

More date to be announced soon!



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