Dundalk folk heroes The Mary Wallopers will be saving Paddy’s Day on March 17th this year, with the latest installment of their popular live stream series.

This stream will mark a year since their first broadcast at the start of lockdown in a self-built pub/studio in their house, bringing viewers on a journey where Wayne's World meets Irish ballads. Their first show alone received 40 thousand viewers in the first 24 hours of it being released. Watch from 9 pm GMT live on March 17th (and subscribe for updates) here. 

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We asked the Wallopers for their choice cultural picks...


FILM

'Crock of Gold' is a documentary about Shane McGowan, directed by Julien Temple. We have always loved both Shane and Juliens work so it makes for an entertaining viewing. We also had the pleasure of doing a bit of soundtracking for it so listen out for our dulcet tones.

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MUSIC

Jinx Lennon has been one of our biggest influences from the very beginning. The mountain of songs he has written convey the reality of life with a rawness and honesty only Jinx can achieve. Recently off a performance on The Tommy Tiernan Show, his new album Life Rafts for Latchikos will be out later this year. If you're looking for somewhere to start, we recommend the album Know Your Station Gouger Nation.

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BOOK

The most recent book we bought was A Living Voice: The Frank Harte Song Collection. It's about the size of a hotel bible and we've been treating it like a stand-in bible in our house. It's available from ITMA and we thoroughly recommend it.

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THEATRE

The last play we went to see was an adaption of The Country Girls by Edna O Brien in the Abbey, when the book was released it was banned and burned by priests so you know it's good. We also had tickets for The Book Of Mormon in December, so hopefully 2021 will give us the opportunity to see it!

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TV

We recently watched 1916 Seachtar Na Cása on TG4 Player. It's a very well-made seven-part series about the signatories of the proclamation in 1916. Well worth a watch!

GIG

The last gig we went to digitally was Lankum at the Abbey Theatre, it's a very entertaining watch and not your regular livestream. We're very excited about any gig coming up at the moment! So, we will see ye there at the front...

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ART

Eimear Murphy is an artist from Dromiskin Co. Louth and during lockdown she gave herself a haircut. Inspired, she received hair from 70 different people over three months and spun it into yarn, creating Hair Correspondence. It was exhibited in the National Gallery and is now part of the Arts Council Collection. 

Eimear Murphy, Hair Correspondence, 2020, © the artist.

PODCAST

When we are on long trips to gigs, we always listen to Last Podcast On The Left. It's a very entertaining supernatural and true crime podcast. The hosts work really well together and make us laugh while handling grizzly topics. Our personal favorites were the Enfield Haunting episode or any episode with UFOs.

TECH

One of the ways we've kept up with our friends during lockdown is by playing videogames. We've been playing a survival game called Day Z on PS4, in which we have to scrounge for food in post-apocalyptic Russia. It's a very cruel game but it's what we will be doing till the pubs reopen and it's working fine!

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THE NEXT BIG THING...

We are very excited for Post Punk Podge & the Technohippes to release their new album. They are one of our favorite acts and not being able to see them live has us going up the walls in the house. So, this new album coming out should settle us a bit...

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Watch The Mary Wallopers live from 9 pm GMT live on March 17th via their YouTube channel.