TOUR NEWS : The Mary Wallopers Announce Spring 2023 UK Tour Dates


“The Mary Wallopers’ trademark charm and irreverence is matched only by their staggering talent”  Hotpress 

“Full-pelt rattle-and-sneers through traditional Irish songs that can’t help but summon the spirit of The Pogues – although who knows what else might be sneaking in around the sides” Mojo 

“The Mary Wallopers invokes the raucous ghosts of the Dubliners and the Pogues to startling effect” The Guardian  

“Joyous , irreverent and chaotic… it really ought to come with a health warning” Uncut 

“As the last tune rang out, and the final can of Guinness drank, it was obvious that The Mary Wallopers were on to something special, and as we all shuffled out into the cold November night, it was even more obvious that they were on their way to something bigger” Dublin People (review of National Stadium show)

The Mary Wallopers have announced a series of UK tour dates for spring 2023. The Irish rabble rousing folk band follow up their first UK tour – where all dates sold out, including London’s Electric Ballroom – with a series of bigger shows across the country. They play: 


Fri 5th May Manchester O2 Ritz 

Sat 6th May Leeds Irish Centre 

Sun 7th May Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

Wed 10th May Newcastle Wylam Brewery 

Thu 11th May  Bath Komedia 

Fri 12th May Birmingham The Mill 

Sat 13th May London O2 Forum Kentish Town 


Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 15th December here


Brothers Charles and Andrew Hendy and their friend Sean McKenna formed The Mary Wallopers as a three-piece ballad group travelling the length and breadth of Ireland singing & collecting songs. Their early live performances exuded a raw energy and their self-titled  debut album perfectly captured their sound and ethos, one filled with warmth, intimacy, chaos and enough sparks ready to light any fire. 
The Mary Wallopers is available digitally now; physical formats go on sale on 13th January 2023.

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