Bastard Bearded Irishmen

Shows at the Purple Fiddle

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They are the musical equivalent of a 5 hour energy drink. – Bill Crawford, WDVE

You’re more likely to believe these guys are from Dublin than the South Hills of Pittsburgh. An immensely talented and dedicated group of musicians that could hold their own on stage with The Pogues, Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys. No band from Pittsburgh makes me want to drink more.
– Randy Baumann, WDVE Morning Show

Pittsburgh-based Bastard Bearded Irishmen is one of the most entertaining and energetic live shows today. Their sound is an original, ferocious blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic music, mixed with punk, gypsy and high-energy rock n’ roll.

The shows are a non-stop barrage of party anthems, dancing tunes and maybe even the occasional whiskey-fueled ballad. The experience is always organic, and sometimes, unpredictable. Maybe Jimmy will climb into the rafters to do an epic guitar solo. Maybe Danny will jump into the crowd and lose his shirt (sometimes pants). Quite simply, the guys want the crowd to let loose and party. One thing is for sure, the bar better be overstocked.