The O’Reillys And The Paddyhats
Vocals, acoustic guitar, tin whistle, low whistle: Sean O'Reilly
Banjo, accordeon, vocals, mandolin and acc. guitar: Dwight O'Reilly
Violin: Mia Callaghan
Electric guitar: Connor O’Sullivan
Bass guitar, double bass: Fitzgerald O'Brien
Irish blues harp, b. vocal, washboard, chain, show: Ian McFlannigan
Drums, spec. vocals: Dr. Bones
The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats are a unique formation that finally gives the Irish Folk Punk scene something new and refreshing to talk about.
The seven multi-instrumentalists don’t care whether they play their shows at a big venue in the heart of Moscow, a small underground establishment in Madrid or in a German village. Once they set foot on stage the atmosphere immediately bursts with energy and that feeling you get when you’re partying with all your friends rushes through your body.
A solid backline, driving folk and a shared passion for Irish music are the ingredients that have led to multiple sore throats, roaring parties and screams for an encore!
The Paddyhats are well known in the European Folk / Punk scene which brought rthe band to the legendary Wacken Open Air too.
With the new studio album (recorded at the famous German Principal Studios) the band does the next big step forward. An enthusiastic mix of traditional Celtic folk with rock and punk.
The O’Reillys and The Paddyhats are probably the most international of the bands from the latest German Celtic punk wave.
The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats - Seven hearts one Soul (MV0111), 26.08.2016
The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats - Sign of the fighter (MV0129), 03.02.2017
The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats - Green blood (MV0184), 28.09.2018