O'Hanlons Horsebox

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ormed in November 2011, O'Hanlons Horsebox got together to share their love for their Native Folk/Traditional music and Punk Rock.

The band first got together to play at a charity fundraiser in their local pub in Middletown, Co Armagh. “We were all childhood friends who came together for our love of Irish folk music” said Fintan Woods when we spoke to him in advance of this launch.

“None of us had any traditional music lessons, which helped in giving us our edgy sound. We all went to school in Keady, the hometown of folk legend and one of our heroes Tommy Makem. We have played in pubs and clubs around Ireland and further afield, with regular appearances in the student bars in Belfast. We have the best of both worlds where we can play sessions in bars but also play festivals and halls with our Pogues influenced music. We describe our sound as Irish music with a kick up the arse.” Their influences and sound pick up on the raw energy of bands like The Pogues, Ronnie Drew, Dropkick Murphy’s, Christy Moore, The Clash and others.