- 19 Jan 22
The Dundalk ballad group kick off the tour this weekend.
As they prepare to set off on their upcoming 'Old Britannia Loves Us Still' tour, The Mary Wallopers have unveiled their brilliant – though slightly terrifying – new tour bus paint job, courtesy of Ominous Omin.
"Old Britannia Loves us Still!" the Dundalk trio wrote on social media. "Well we’ll see how much they love us when we go across the land singing about butchering landlords. We leave this Saturday and we are buzzing..."
Old Britannia Loves us Still! Well we’ll see how much they love us when we go across the land singing about butchering landlords. We leave this Saturday and we are buzzing. Thanks to @ominous_omin for the paint job. Tickets available below! Tell your friends in England xoxo pic.twitter.com/bdQqNaCg6Z
— The Mary Wallopers 🐖 (@marywallopers) January 19, 2022
Made up of brothers Andrew and Charles Hendy, as well as Sean McKenna, the Dundalk 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. In 2019, they released their acclaimed debut EP, A Mouthful of The Mary Wallopers.
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 trio were set to play three dates at Vicar Street in December, which have now been rescheduled to March 17 and April 17.
Take a look at their upcoming tour dates below:
JAN 23 SUN – Deaf Institute, Manchester
JAN 26 WED – Jimmy's Liverpool
JAN 27 THU – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
JAN 28 FRI – Nortons Digbeth, Birmingham
JAN 29 SAT – PowerHaus, Camden Town
JAN 30 SUN – Komedia, Brighton
MAR 3 THU – Empire Music Hall, Belfast
MAR 14 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
MAR 15 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
MAR 17 THU – Vicar Street, Dublin
APR 1 FRI – Roisin Dubh, Galway
APR 2 SAT – Roisin Dubh, Galway
APR 17 SUN – Vicar Street, Dublin
AUG 9 TUE – Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow
See marywallopers.com/live for more information.
Watch their live performance from the Spirit Store below: