New York and Irish music have a long and storied history together, a collision of two cultures that results in bedlam, beauty, and a lot in between. Shilelagh Law embodies all that is New York Irish Music: old songs, new songs, jigs, reels, dancing, weeping, lots of laughter, plenty of drinks, and the inevitable visit to the local diner at 5 a.m.
By interpreting traditional Irish Music through a filter of urban grittiness, Shilelagh Law helps to define the Irish-American experience that is such a big part of New York town.
“The legitimate voice of urban postmodern Irish folk.” The Irish Side
“On Line ‘Em Up, the lads deliver a collection of songs that go down like a fine whiskey that hits your senses with a fiery intensity before revealing more complex textures of depth and sweetness with each repeated serving.” The Irish Voice
“Shilelagh Law isn’t just giving Irish New York City its sound, they’re giving the neighborhood its story as well…Line ‘Em Uptells us: we are where we come from. In this case, where we come from sounds one-of-a-kind, and it sounds great.” The Irish Echo