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The Mickey Finns had been called “the BEST Celtic Rock trio in the world”, by PaddyRock Radio. That opinion has been amended by the same reviewer who now calls them “one of the BEST Celtic Rock bands in the world”. After releasing two albums and touring the States for years as a trio, The Mickey Finns have expanded the band and their sound on their new album, “Prayers And Idle Chatter”.
The core of the band has remained the same. Singer/Guitarist, Ray Kelly, hails from Co. Clare and his whiskey soaked voice is the trademark of The Mickey Finns sound. Kelly was one of the original members of the “jig punk” band, The Prodigals, recording two albums with them and helped usher in a new era in Celtic Rock sound. His song, “Tanks & Barbed Wire”, about the struggles in Northern Ireland has become a staple on Celtic Rock radio and remains a fan favorite at live shows.
The Mickey Finns will release their third album, “Prayers And Idle Chatter”, in July of 2012, but an early review from PaddyRock Radio says, “Two things you need to do in your lifetime… pick up this album… and go grab some pints and see The Mickey Finns”.