"Firkin full of beer, or Firkin' hell, or just Firkin the moist Celtic lull of elemental power and rapture."
"When Firkin blasts into the strings, the spark of Celtic party cracks. The audience leaves the ground again and again. 100 times, 1000 times. Sounds good? It will!! Fire!"
Since October 2008, Firkin has played more than 300 concerts in Canada and all around Europe - France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and in their home country, Hungary.
Within 5 years, Firkin has become one of the best live performing band and headliners of major festivals and prestigious venues.
Their first album entitled Firkinful Of Beer (May, 2009) has become Golden Album within a year and got nominated for the Hungarian Grammy Award, Fonogram 2010. The song Firkinful Of Beer has been selected to a compilation album of the world's best folk bands. (Almost St. Patrick’s Day – Reedo Records, 2009, Germany).
Lord Of The Dance, the most smashing song of Firkin's second album entitled Whup! (November, 2010) - ruled the Celtic Radio Charts for 4 consecutive months in Canada and for 3 months in Germany.
As one of the greatest acknowledgement in their home country, Firkin has been asked to play an exclusive show in the Palace Of Arts, Budapest (June, 2010), which resulted a true breakthrough for the band in Hungary.
In 2011, Firkin broke the borders starting with a 5-stage tour in Canada. For the same year, the band had been invited to several major festivals in Hungary and abroad as well, many times playing the role of headliners.
In 2012, the band played over 80 gigs!
In 2013, Firkin 'repeated' their success: the band got nominated again for the Hungarian Grammy Award, Fonogram 2013 with their third album entitled Igyunk Pálinkát! (March, 2012), and the Palace Of Arts invited them back to produce an unforgettable and unique show that noone had even seen before. At the sold-out Monday-night event (17 June, 2013), the audience could learn the artistic side of Firkin: in theatrical scenery, the Firkin-repertoire got spiced with 4 singers, several musician guests, dancers of the State Ballet and animated video jockey screenings. Moreover, 10 new songs were presented to the public.
At their 4th birthday party (September, 2012), the band recorded their first live DVD entitled Keep On Firkin, which gifted the green way to one of the most prestigious concert booking agency in Germany, with whom they contracted in the beginning of 2013. Thus, Firkin has the chances to give their large amount of radiant energies to many more people all around out there.
'Firkin should not be seen, Firkin must be experienced! Firkin is good, firkin' good!'
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BARNA /Barna Marthy/ - Lead Vocals
BAZSI /Balazs Karpati/ - Electric Guitar
ESE /Robert Juhasz/ - Drums, Vocals
LILI /Lili Virag/ - Violin
PJ /Janos Peter/ - Flute, Whistle, Redpipes
Is best known for his work in such Celtic bands as M.É.Z. and SHANNON.HU, music projects as PJC (folk-house) and Green Garden Groove (traditionally-structured songs in addition to ambient and dance). He has also appeared as a flautist and whistler in film scores and theatre productions & in concerts and albums as guest musician (Zoran , Crystal, Tamas Szabo, Peter Gerendas, Mondala , Age of Nemesis). His Celtic world music and world dance show „From Dawn to Dawn“, performed by Shannon.hu and Shannon World Dance Company, received positive publicity.
SHUTI /Peter Szuna/ - Bass
CSONGI /Csongor Turani/ - Violin, Banjo
JUTKA /Judit Bonyár/ - Vocal
NÓRI /Nora Feher/ - Vocal
SZALONNA /Istvan Pal/ - Violin