Due to the wide variety of musical genres in the world, it is normal for some of them to be more recognized than others, this the case of Celtic-rock music. It is a style from Western Europe and, despite its low popularity, continues to give what to talk with its particular chords, which are the result of using instruments such as bagpipes, the Irish flute, the banjo and violin to merge with the Rock.
The band the O’Reillys and the Paddyhats, is a clear contemporary example of what can be created by mixing various instruments such as electric guitar and violin to achieve incredible music that combines the best sounds of today with classical melodies. This is a group that classifies his style as a folk punk, although they have tendencies in Celtic folk and Celtic punk.
Barrels of Whiskey is one of his greatest successes:
Beginnings of “The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats”
The musicians are of German origin. Sean and Dwight O’Reilly presented themselves as an Irish folk duo called “The O’Reillys” between 2009 and 2011. At that time they met bassist Paddy and violinist Emily O’Farrell (former member of the band) and managed to found, in conjunction with drummer Dr. Bones and guitarist Zack O’Hara (former member of the band), the grouping today known as the O’Reillys and the Paddyhats.
From the beginning, the O’Reillys and the Paddyhats, had a previous trajectory oriented to the triumph thanks to the fame of the O’Reilly brothers. Even in 2012 they created their own Irish festival in Germany, called “The O’Reillys Festival” (by then the Irish Folk Punk Party) which is an event where they played songs created by the duo before the union with the Paddyhats.
However, it was 2016 the year that the German group the O’Reillys and the Paddyhats released their debut album titled “Seven Hearts One Soul”, followed by “Sign of the Figther”, the second record production published in 2017.
The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats at present
Currently, the members of the O’Reillys and the Paddyhats are: the vocalist and in charge of the acoustic guitar Sean, his brother Dwight, who sings and performs the mandolin, the accordion and the Banj., Ian McFlannigan is responsible for the blues harp; The violinist is mine Callaghan. On the other hand, Connor O’Sullivan plays the electric guitar; The drummer is in charge of Dr. Bones, the bassist is Fitzgerald O’Brien and Ryan O’Leary performs the “Irish Step Dance”.
The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats has toured Europe making memorable presentations, including: In the SO36N of Berlin, black Beard Music Club in Budapest as guests of “Paddy and the Rats”, in the Irish Folk Open Air Poyenberg (2016) and its most notorious Appearances have been in Germany and Switzerland, being openers of Kärbholz.