What is ‘Merry Ploughboys’?

The Merry Ploughboys are a traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who have been “singing it like they mean it” for 30 years , with gutsy and engaging vocals backed by arrangements of fiddle, mandolin and guitar and often joined by uilleann pipes, whistle or tenor banjo. The band is named after the ballad of the 1916 rebellion.

Their repertoire spans humorous old Dublin music hall and street-songs, classic ballads from 19th and 20th century Irish history, timeless songs of emigration and romance, and peppered with traditional Irish dance tunes and their own original material.

They perform over 300 shows per year in their home venue, The Merry Ploughboy, and are ably assisted throughout the year by other talented musicians and dancers.

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