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St. Paddy’s Day With The Dropkick Murphys

We’ll celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with punk rockers the Dropkick Murphys. They’re in the house.

The Dropkick Murphys (Kerry Brett/Courtesy)

The Dropkick Murphys (Kerry Brett/Courtesy)

For Celtic punk rock workingman’s Irish pride, it doesn’t get better than the Dropkick Murphys.

The joyful, hard-hitting band out of Boston took the punk drive of the Pogues and turned it into rollicking Irish-American soul. Now, they’re touring the world, Celtic punk all the way.

Bruce Springsteen’s on their new album, plus a whole lot of Irish love. And on this St. Patrick’s Day, they’re live in the studio with us.

This hour On Point: the Dropkick Murphys.

- Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Al Barr, lead vocalist

Ken Casey, lead vocalist

Jeff DaRosa, band member

Tim Brennan, band member

Scruffy Wallace, band member

Spider Stacy,  founding member of the London Irish band “The Pogues”

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