Firkin

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Firkin - Speedrock Folk-Punk Rock Celtic Folk Live Act in Budapest

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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 genre. 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 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, ...

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Discography Firkin

  • 2016 Start Again Single | Pump Jump Records
  • 2015 Revox EP | Pump Jump Records
  • 2014 Finger in the Pie Album | Pump Jump Records
  • 2013 Keep on Firkin Album | Pump Jump Records
  • 2012 Igyunk pálinkát! Album | Pump Jump Records
  • 2012 Keep on Firkin DVD | Pump Jump Records
  • 2010 WHUP! Album | Pump Jump Records
  • 2009 Firkinful of Beer Album | Universal - Pump Jump Records

Media

  • Video FIRKIN - Start Again (OFFIC...
  • Video FIRKIN - Drunken Sailor Son...
  • Video FIRKIN - Lord Of The Dance ...
  • Video Firkin - Keep On Firkin - D...

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Origin

  • Budapest HU

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • PJ flute
  • Shuti bass guitar
  • Ese drums
  • Lili violin
  • Bazsi guitar
  • Andor lead vocal