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Five Rounds

by The Tomfooligans

Inspired by the likes of Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy, and The Pogues, this Houston based Celtic Punk Rock band combines bagpipes, guitars and drums to give you their take on a few original tunes as well as a couple of traditional favorites.
Genre: Rock: Celtic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. McGregor's Pipes
4:37 $0.99
2. Nancy's Barnyard
2:12 $0.99
3. Paddy Reb
3:14 $0.99
4. Galway Races
3:25 $0.99
5. Fireman's Carry
3:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
Combining Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Bagpipes and a full drum kit, at our very first practice we knew we had something, we just had to figure out how to put it all together. Our goal was to play traditional Irish, Scottish and Celtic tunes with our own modern punk rock feel. After two years of playing pubs we decided it was finally time to record something. We chose three of our original tunes and two traditional favorites for our first EP release.

McGregor's Pipes is an original tune about John McGregor, a Scottish immigrant and bagpiper who fought and died defending the Alamo. Legend has it that he and Davy Crockett would have musical duels, Davy on his fiddle and John on his bagpipes.

For Nancy's Barnyard we combined two traditional tunes. The bagpipe part is the tune of Barnyards of Delgaty while the lyrics are from Nancy Whiskey. Hence the obvious name choice of Nancy's Barnyard.

Paddy Reb is an original tune about Irish immigrants who traveled to America only to get caught up in the fighting on both sides during the Civil War. Once such Irish regiment fought out of Louisiana and were the source of the name "Fighting Tigers", and that was part of the inspiration for this song.

Galway Races is another traditional tune we chose to show a slightly different style of our music. The song is about the famous horse racing festival held in Ireland every year, and the ultimate message is about people from all over coming together in peaceful celebration.

Fireman's Carry uses Amazing Grace as the intro, one of the most recognized and requested bagpipe tunes. The bagpipes have been linked to fire department tradition ever since the early immigrants had to take the high risk, low paying jobs no one else wanted when they first arrived in our country. This song is inspired by that tradition, and is a tribute to America's Bravest.



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