- 07 Sep 21
In 2019, they released their acclaimed debut EP, 'A Mouthful of The Mary Wallopers'.
Dundalk folk group The Mary Wallopers have announced a seven date tour of the UK, set to take place in January 2022.
Breathing new life into both well known and rare ballads, the outfit travel the length and breadth of the country to perform. Exuding a raw energy that could be described as the Clancy Brothers meet John Lydon, the group are also slated to play their biggest headline show to date at Vicar Street on December 10th.
Following the news of their Dublin headline show, The Mary Wallopers have now announced gigs in Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Brighton next January. The trio will also play St. Luke's Cork in December 2021.
Hello! We are very excited to announce our UK tour this January! Come one come all. This is our first time playing in these places so come along. Tickets on sale Friday at 10am! Xoxo pic.twitter.com/n97PF1LQHg
— The Mary Wallopers 🐖 (@marywallopers) September 7, 2021
Made up of brothers Andrew and Charles Hendy, as well as Sean McKenna, the Louth ballad group have rapidly established themselves as a captivating force in Irish music – with their trademark combination of charm, irreverence, staggering talent and a fiercely DIY ethos.
Over lockdown, their live-streamed gigs from the Hendys' home in Dundalk helped them to build up a major online fanbase – following appearances on the Tommy Tiernan Show, and the Fontaines D.C.-curated Rock Against Homelessness night at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in 2020.
The Mary Wallopers were also recently involved in Breaking The Silence – a live-streamed event from the National Concert Hall, featuring words and music in response to the legacy of Ireland's Mother and Baby Home Institutions.
For more information on the group's forthcoming tour, click here.
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