In the beginning was the Irish Stout, and the stout was good.
The Irish Stout was SO good, in fact, we started singing about it--Irish Pub Songs. The Irish songs flowed as prolifically as the stout.
Irish Stout is no longer just a dark beer made from roasting malts and barley. Now it is also a band--a couple friends who love drinking songs as much as they love drinking. We don't care about politics, religion, or being the most-traditional band in the world. Our sound is sharp, unique, and designed for hours of good old-fashioned song as you drink the night away.
So if you're looking for traditional "Celtic music", leave now. We're gonna show you the FUN, RAUCOUS side of Celtic music. The type of music that might get your toes tapping, your beer splashing, your hearts racing, your eyes laughing, your thoughts crafting, your body thrashing, and your voice cracking from too much singing. Yeah. We know what you want to hear. Because we want to hear it too!
So go ahead. Grab a pint of Irish Stout and join us in the pub. It doesn't have to be the same Irish pub. Yours will do. Just bring the CD out and give it to the bartender and say, I want music I can sing to! Then let the Irish Stout start flowing and satiate your thirst so that every day is St. Patrick's Day, thanks to Irish Stout.
Irish Stout is Captain Black Jack Murphy. CaptainMurphy brings a stout, piratey, Irish brogue and gritty vocals in a style you might hear from The Dubliners or The Wolfe Tones. Jack also plays bodhran and autoharp with a little help from Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, who continues to revolutionize Irish music by introducing the autoharp into the Celtic tradition.
The duo met each other in early 2006 while sharing a pint of Guinness Stout at Fado's. They were enjoying the traditional tunes of The Tea Merchants when Gunn snickered at Murphy's pirate attire. "It was more Disney than Pirate," said Gunn. "he looked rather ridiculous."
Murphy nearly punched Gunn before Gunn bought Murphy a Murphy's Irish Stout. After a few more drinks, they started singing Irish songs, much to the disapproval of everyone around them including the band on stage. But why fight fire with fire. The Tea Merchants invited them on stage and 4 Irish Whiskey was born. When they realized that was a stupid band name, they renamed the group Irish Stout and began dominating the local Irish pub song scene.
Now, they are rocketing out of the land-locked pubs and into the digital pub world where you bring your own Irish Stout and sing-a-long with your computer. It's not quite as fun, but Tuesdays are cool! Because you can sing-a-long with our podcast.
Their debut album, exotically named, A Collection of Irish Pub Songs, will hit the superhighway in 2007.
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Vocals, Autoharp, Bodhran, Body Parts