Monday, September 27, 2010

Check Out This Style: Celtic Punk

If you didn't already know, there are quite a few different variations of punk rock. These types of punk still have the quick punk sound and strong lyrics, but also include a more unique twist that either "makes it or breaks it," in my opinion. An example of this is Celtic Punk, a form of music that incorporates Irish culture to provide a different sound. To create this unique Irish cultural sound, instruments such as the bag pipe and mandolin are used. To see an excellent example of this type of punk, check out the band Flatfoot 56 from Chicago, Illinois, who represent Celtic style while also keeping punk music alive. Flatfoot 56 currently is on tour with the Street Dogs.


Video: Flatfoot 56 opening their set in Pittsburgh, shot by me.


  1. These guys rock!! They're also big too, like real tall.

  2. Yeah, they are pretty different from many bands that I have heard. And they are really tall, especially when they're playing on stage.

  3. I actually was afraid they would be like Flogging Molly or The Dropkick Murphys but they're not. These guys do their own thing, very cool.

  4. I'm glad you like them. Yeah, they resemble that style, but definitely have a different sound. Click the Flatfoot 56 link to go straight to their Web site and find out more.