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Welfare State

by Siobhan

Irish-Celtic folk-punk mayhem.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Jakey's Gone To Germany
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2. Ballylee
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3. Welfare State
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4. Slippy's In the Bar
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5. Red Deer of Jura
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6. Tomorrow Is Here
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7. Straight From Hell
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8. Box of Wine
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9. The Rooster
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10. Dance of the Old Brigade
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11. The Celtbot
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12. All My Days
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13. The Northland
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alternately described as "drunken sailors on shore leave", and "purveyors of whiskey-fueled Irish mayhem" Siòbhan (shuh-von) have been graciously providing a much-needed kick-in-the-ass to all that is folk in Canada. In this short time, they have become one of Ontario's most exciting and powerful Irish acts. This raucous 6-member band combines talent, energy and nine instruments to create their own unique brand of loud, in-your-face Irish punk.

With two CDs under their belts (March 2001's McGravy's Iron Liver EP and June 2002's "The Patron Saints of Debauchery") Siòbhan has taken their live show to new heights, showering crowds with beer and insults from Ottawa to Berlin, and many inebriated points in between.

"Welfare State" is the band's definitive statement: an all-original opus that maintains their usual booze-soaked celtic sound, while delving into gypsy, country and straight ahead Punk Rock with a newfound maturity.


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Al

Ball bouncingly great
Found these guys on Soundclick and couldn't believe the quality of the recording or the songs. Every one is absolutely fantastic - the top being Welfare State, Jakey's Gone to Germany and Slippy's in the Bar I reckon...
I was mortified to find out these guys are disbanding soon - big mistake, I know plenty of people who'll be going mad for this CD - and the rest when I buy them in oh...how long does it take to click?

siobhan

outstanding
Of all the Celt/Irish punk in our house this is the best. I may be a bit partial, but they did my name Proud. Wonderful in-your-face, wake up and dance music. Thanks

peter jensen

Welfare State
Great cd I like all the songs on it ,Having trouble finding any of their other cds though but this one is really worth the money!!

Ross Englefield

Excellent! Too bad about the swearing
This is a great CD! Now I have to figure out how to get the others from this band. I found Siobhan while doing a google search for people/places/events that shared a name with my daughter. She's 9 and loves the few songs I was able to find before buying this CD. Too bad about the swearing in Welfare State (the song), as now I'm going to have to make her a semi-copy of the CD and save the original for a couple years. That or face beatings from her mom...

tp

Top Notch.
Absolutly brilliant. 'Patron Saints...' was very good, this is better. It goes from the sublime to the ridiculous with the greatest of ease. It contains everything a good album should, songs to drink, fight, f**k and cry to. I would even go as far as to say this is better than Flogging Molly's new album, which is saying a lot.
Buy it. Now.
Or I'll steal your Guinness and molest your granny.
I might do that anyway.

Michele

Great gutsy music
Really love this cd, only found it like Ross because doing a search on my daughter Siobhan's name but really glad I did,.

Calen Smith


I've been a big fan of Celtic Punk bands over the years(Pouges,Dropkick Murphys,Flogging Molly,The Killigans, Blaggards and Neck to name a few). What I love most about this genre is that all these bands put a slightly different twist on things, but Siobhan tops the list for me. This is the best CD I own, well worth the money, I love every song, trust me you won't be disappointed!

Josh Jenkins

My jaw hit the floor, and it's still there!
This release is absolutely amazing.

The second it went into the player my jaw dropped and my pupils dilated…
This is just an astounding album the kind where every track is a real gem, it doesn’t happen often but these folks have don it. I played it over and over and over for anyone who would listen, and everyone loved it.

It hasn’t left my side yet, at home, in the car, at work, I take it everywhere with me. I suspect it will be on very heavy rotation wherever I go for quite awhile.

I can’t say enough good things about this band so I will leave you with this:

For the sake of your eternal soul you need to buy this album!

Josh Jenkins

My jaw hit the floor, and it's still there!
This release is absolutely amazing.

The second it went into the player my jaw dropped and my pupils dilated…
This is just an astounding album the kind where every track is a real gem, it doesn’t happen often but these folks have don it. I played it over and over and over for anyone who would listen, and everyone loved it.

It hasn’t left my side yet, at home, in the car, at work, I take it everywhere with me. I suspect it will be on very heavy rotation wherever I go for quite awhile.

I can’t say enough good things about this band so I will leave you with this:

For the sake of your eternal soul you need to buy this album!

Thorsten Sommer

Great Irish Songs even in Germany
Received the cd in very quick and in good condition. It is a folk punk irish mixture which sounds great comfortable and rich. Reminds me of my last visit of my favourite bar. Guess I need one more beer....Keep on giving us such a pearl of music. Should not be absent in everyones collection.
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