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*mutter* I am about to commit heresy. Avert your eyes.

...can anybody point me to any folk that's as rockin' as the Metallica cover of "Whiskey in the Jar"?

(Other than the Pogues. I already own all their albums.)


Flogging Molly?
Dropkick Murphys?
Amadan?
The Pietasters?

I'd add Black 47, to that, even though they're not quite as 'rockin'', technically. :) Still a good rock take on traditional Irish music.

The Levellers
Oysterband

You read my mind on both counts. :P

...Metallica... ...Whisky in the Jar...

You broke my brain. Is this on iTunes, perchance, so I could sample it?

It is. And...*cough* I like it a lot better than the Thin Lizzy version.

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Great Big Sea= <3 :D (Though, being from Newfoundland, I'm probably genetically pre-disposed to love this stuff ;P)

you will spend the rest of your month sifting through the recommendations you are bound to get here.

(that said, i can't hear the cover in my head, so i regrettably got nothin'.)

Well, I know nothing of that cover, but..I see people recommending Flogging Molly, and the Dropkick Murphys, and Great Big Sea, so I'll recommend the one to rule them all:

The Real McKenzies.

A warning: Download only if you like bagpipes, Scottish history, and drunken Nova Scotians. Forgive me for straying from the Irish theme, but I've felt anything including whiskey should be left to the Scots, as they can hold theirs better. *snicker*

A warning: Download only if you like bagpipes, Scottish history, and drunken Nova Scotians. Forgive me for straying from the Irish theme, but I've felt anything including whiskey should be left to the Scots, as they can hold theirs better. *snicker*

I can't think of a better recommendation. (toddles off to hunt up The Real McKenzies)

La Bottine Souriante - all.

Bien sure!

Matapat is fun, too, but not rockin'. In fact, quebecois music is just joyous by definition (just spent a week studying it at music camp...still can't make my feet do that).

Meredith Brooks sings excellent rocky folk or folky rock, whatever you want to call it. She had one hit with "Bitch", but she put out several albums, and they're all excellent.

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Was that really the Gourds? I got that track off napster (back in the day) and always thought it was the Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies. The djork I got it from had it labeled as Stone Temple Pilots or some other obserdity....

There's the very odd band, Tempest. Their "Surfing To Mecca" album's worth a listen.

gogol bordello

i had never heard of them before i saw them open for primus last year and, wow is the only thing i can say.

The Young Doubliners (esp. the album Red - it rules like King Henry!)

Deep Blue Something (Home - REALLY good album, actually)

Burach (The Weird Set) - they wimped out after that one!))

...and like the the man said above, Oysterband (esp. Holy Bandits and The Shouting End of Life) and The Levellers (esp. Levelling the Land and Levellers).

Satyrs like Oysterband!
Holy Bandits especially!

Heck yeah!

My god, someone else who's actually heard of them :D

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For very rockin' celtic/folk/punk: Shite'n'Onions

Since Tempest was already listed, I'll add my other favorite: Gaelic Storm. They were the stearage band in "Titanic"...and do quite rock my irish socks :)

I love Go Home Girl. :)