"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!"
FIRKIN - crazy energy
Since 2008, Firkin have played more than 400 concerts in 11 countries (CAN, FR, CH, BE, GER, ITA, AUT, CZ, SK, RO, HUN) and become one of the best live bands and headliners of festivals and venues all across Europe.
Their 1st album entitled Firkinful Of Beer (2009) has become Golden Album within a year. The title song Firkinful Of Beer was selected to a compilation album of the world's best folk bands. (Almost St. Patrick’s Day, Reedo Records, 2009, Germany).
Firkinful Of Beer got nominated for Hungarian Grammy Award (Fonogram 2010), which was followed by two further nominations in 2013 and 2014 with their albums entitled Igyunk Pálinkát! (2012) and Keep On Firkin (2013).
Lord Of The Dance – the greatest hit of Firkin's 2nd album entitled Whup! (2010) – ruled the Celtic Radio Charts for 4 months in Canada and for 3 months in Germany.
In 2011, Firkin played a 5-stage tour overseas – including a sold-out concert in Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada – and got invited to several European festivals.
In 2012, Firkin played over 80 gigs and recorded their energetic live DVD that was welcomed by the acknowledged German tour booking agency, Extratours Konzertbüro. Since then, Firkin have been playing energetic headliner shows at major and city festivals, beer & wine festivals, folk, pop, rock, medieval, metal festivals).
In 2013, Firkin started to broaden their horizon with unplugged performances and semi-theatrical shows (Palace Of Arts, Budapest) inviting illustrious foreign guest musicians to build further international partnership.
In 2014, Firkin released their 5th album entitled Finger in the Pie and got invited to Wacken W:O:A 2014, Germany and Sziget 2014, Hungary, among other prestigious festivals.
Firkin’s latest album had reached the top charts by 2015:
UK – Modern Rock Top 20; Germany – 3rd best Celtic Punk Rock album; Ireland – 2nd best Celtic Punk album; USA - The World's Leading Songwriting Competition – Top 10 (category: Rock/Alternative).
'Firkin should not be seen, Firkin must be experienced! Firkin is good, firkin' good!'
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ANDY /Andor Kovács Nemes/ - 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