Lasses and Lads, for your viewing pleasure…
Here comes Finnegan’s Hell. This band seems to be a bit elusive when it comes to a biography. Searching across the world-wide-web, three different sites provided little to go on. Perhaps mystery is working for them… From the information gathered, this band is from Sweden, and fills a much-needed gap in the Celtic music scene. Finnegan’s Hell formed in 2010, however, they had been playing folk music for years under the name Paddy’s Irish Clan. They recently toured Ireland, when they came to the inspired idea to throw in the electric guitars on their original traditional folk lineup. *And that’s just the information that was available to translate from the Swedish language.*
With their CD release came a band that gives the world-wide Celtic scene another wonderfully talented group. From the lyrics and fiddling in Pint of Plain, to the very understandable version of McAlpine’s Fusiliers, to the great video for The Molly Maguires, these guys definitely have something to offer up in the future.
Their music is available to listen to on Myspace Music, as well as some live videos on YouTube.
“The video for “The Molly Maguires” was shot in the deep south of Sweden. It contains clips from an old coalmine in Skane as well as shots from the Austrian pub Rauhrackel. If you’re into facial hair and the juice of the barley, this video should be right up your alley!”
This week’s selection: Finnegan’s Hell
The Molly Maguires