The Eskies

The Eskies

Hailing from Dublin, The Eskies bring their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide. The release of their second album “And Don’t Spare The Horses” on Absolute Record has cemented their position of one of the best emerging artists from Ireland.

Last year saw them play over 40 festivals in 5 countries, tour Ireland, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland as well as being invited to the influential new music festival Eurosonic Festival. Other notable festival performances included Glastonbury Main Stage Avalon, Main Stage Cambridge and Bestival. They have just finished a tour of Australia which took them to Port Fairy Festival who invited them half way around the planet before they had released a single song!

“A Melting Pot of sounds that screams ‘get up and dance!'” – RnR Magazine

“Razor sharp arrangements and commendable restraint, they put most of their rampaging peers to shame” – Acoustic Magazine

“Like a wagon storming the citadel, The Eskies’ brand of gothic-tinged gypsy-folk swaggers out of the speakers with intent.” – Hot Press Magazine

“From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk.” – The Independent

Reviews for Latest Album ‘And Don’t Spare The Horses’

“Theatrical vocals, sleazy brass and guitar lines like Django Reinhart huffing petrol… music that makes you want to swing from the chandeliers… Rowdier, Wilder and Weirder” – Gigsoup

“A triumph of a second album… An uproarious, riotous assembly of song, sin and celebration… A marvellously over the top long player. Long live The Eskies” – Narc Magazine

“A street corner sort of brass band, a male chorus worthy of Greek theatre and a stash of swinging folk songs, this is a bundle of joy” – Vangard Magazine

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