2016-07-01 THE GRINNING BARRETTS, FANTASTIC BAGPIPES PUNK BAND FROM CANADA

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A Canadian band for Canada Day. If you listen regularly to Celtic Folk Punk radio, you already know this kick-ass band from Vancouver Island, since their songs have been featured the last two weekends (and this one too).
The Grinning Barretts are a 5 piece Celt-Punk band from Ladysmith BC Canada.

Formed in 2015 after more than a decade long break from playing together in local Ska bands The Kiltlifters and Street Prophets Union, Scot and Pat decided it was high time to get back at it. Pipe major Kevin Dougan was poached from the Pacific Gael Pipes and Drums. Caleb and Dylan were borrowed from a local fiddle rock band. The Barretts plan to damage livers and ear drums on as many occasions and stages as possible.

The Grinning Barretts feature not only founding members of Skafest veterans The Kiltlifters, but also, VIMA award winners and Celtic powerhouse Skellig. This bagpipe driven, Celtic infused, Guinness fuelled, 5 piece deliver a range of originals from floor stompin’, table poundin’ traditional Irish, to catchy, ” waketheFup” Irish punk anthems

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Line-up:

Caleb Burness – Drums
Scot Rounding – Bass and vocals
Dylan Wickham – Guitar/Banjo/Mandolin
Kevin Dougan – Bagpipes/Whistles
Pat Westmacott – Vocals/Guitar

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