"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 Firkin was founded by the crazy flutist PJ in 2008, the band has played more than 400 concerts in 14 countries – Canada, France, UK, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine and in their home country Hungary. Within 7 years Firkin has become one of the best live bands and headliners of major festivals and prestigious venues.
Their 1st album entitled Firkinful Of Beer (May, 2009) has become golden album within a year and the title song was listed on a compilation album of the world's best folk bands. (Almost St. Patrick’s Day, Reedo Records, 2009, Germany). At the same time Firkinful Of Beer got nominated for the Hungarian Grammy Award, Fonogram 2010, which was followed by two further nominations: Hungarian Grammy 2013 with their 3rd album Igyunk Pálinkát! and Hungarian Grammy 2014 with their 4th album Keep On Firkin.
Lord Of The Dance – the greatest hit of Firkin's 2nd album entitled Whup! (November, 2010) – ruled the Celtic Radio Charts for 4 consecutive months in Canada and for 3 months in Germany.
In 2011, Firkin broke the borders with a 5-stage tour in Canada. Mostly as headliners, the band got invited to several prestigious festivals all across Europe.
In 2012, Firkin also recorded their 1st live DVD entitled Keep On Firkin, which gave the green light to recognized international tour booking agencies like Extratours Konzertbüro (GER, CH) and KS Booking & Promotion (CZ, PL, SK, UA).
In 2013, Firkin set up a unique semi-theatrical performance entitled Jumpin’ John in the Palace of Arts, Budapest. Accompanied by many illustrious guest musicians, Firkin produced a sold-out night.
In 2014, Firkin released their 5th LP album entitled Finger in the Pie, which received praising reviews by acknowledged international bloggers and magazines. Firkin’s live energy rocked two major festivals as well: Wacken W:O:A 2014 (GER), for the first time and Sziget 2014 (HUN) for the forth consecutive year.
In 2015 with their 5th album, Firkin was mentioned among the very bests on international toplists: 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, Finalist (category: Rock/Alternative).
In 2015, Firkin was honoured to play with Flogging Molly, one of the greatest band of the Celtic punk rock. The firkinizers also played a plethora of headliner shows all across Europe. In October, the Hungarian National Music TV broadcast Firkin’s 7th birthday concert @ Akvárium Klub, Budapest.
Firkin opens 2016 at the legendary Dublin Castle, London where Madness, Blur and Amy Winehouse used to play.
'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