Blood or Whiskey - Celtic punk from Ireland, The Dubliners meets The Clash!

Mar 30th, New merch!
We're very happy to now have our merch with Kings Road. Check out the new T-Shirts we have up here.

Mar 26th, We're home!
And so The Celtic Punk Invasion tour comes to a close, what a time we had, so many great people we have met, great places we have seen and the legions new fans we have won over. We would like to thank all the people who showed up early to watch our set and to thank everybody that bought our merch it keeps this train rolling.

A Huge thanks to the Dropkick Murphys band and crew (Ken, AL, Matt, Tim, Jeff, James, Lee, Evan, Eric, Grizz, Andy, Pete, Jay, Dave, Kev, Brian, Chris and Jeff) Thanks for everything lads. We would also like to thank our road brother Bryan McPherson, Gutten Morgen! Gutten Morgen! Best of luck with the new album "Wedgewood" see you soon buddy.

To The Mahones it was a pleasure to tour with you guys you are a great bunch of people and it was a blast working with you all. Cheers to all the other bands that joined the tour along the way, Lion's Law, The Blue Bloods, BarRoom Heroes, Foreign Legion, Resistance 77. A big shout out to all the people who helped us out along the way on and off the stage, Cait O'Riordan for joining us for 2 great renditions of "I'm a man you don't meet everyday" pure class, also Lenny Lashley who joined us for "Dirty Aul War" at the House of Blues in Boston, Ma, and to all the local crew that helped with load in and load out everyday.

Thanks to everyone who put us up and put up with us. Phil Cadaver, Franky Visone, Ciaran McCabe, Feed the Scene, Lenny Lashley, David and Stephen Mc Loughlin and Mickey Maye, the Carpenter family. Thanks to Brendan Jelloe and Declan Mehigan in Boston for all your help, and Tony Sellers for the Tats, 617 Boys. Thanks to Beth for the amazing tour of Fenway Park and Mike Ciampo and all at Washington Heights Fire Department NYC.

Big shout out to Gary Spike O'Sullivan soon to be the world middleweight boxing Champion. Thanks to everyone involved in making sure that we had great merch at all the Shows, Fritz and Arnaud at Kings Road, Shawn at Acme Band Supply and Gav Beattie for the great designs.

Lastly Thanks to Blood or Whiskey band and management great tour lads. We will see you all out there real soon stay tuned for tour updates.


Mar 17th, Happy Paddy's Day!
See you this evening & tonight!

Mar 2nd, Celtic Invasion Tour US side kicks off tonight!
We start in Clifton Park, NY | Upstate Concert Hall.Click for all dates

Jan 29th, Limited Tour T-Shirt!
Exclusive and seriously limited merch for next week, grab them quick its a once-off run!

Jan 17th, 2014 - Happy New Year folks
The Celtic Punk Invasion Tour with Dropkick Murphys & The Mahones kick of February 3rd.
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Jan 1st, 2014 - Happy New Year folks
Thanks to you all for a great 2014, plenty of touring coming up this year, see you on the road.

December 2, 2014 - Back from the USA!
Well folks we have come to the end of our most successful U.S. tour to date, it couldn't have happened without the help of so many people. Firstly all the people who helped us secure our U.S. Visas you know who you are thank you so much.

We had a rollercoaster few months we would like to thank Ken, Al, Matt, James, Tim, Jeff, Evan, Eric, Grizz, Jeff, and all the DKM stage crew for their great help throughout the tour. Big thanks Andy and Pete for their help every night with sound.

To Bryan McPherson it's a pleasure to have become a friend we'll see you on the road.

Thanks to The Slackers for the shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco we look forward to seeing you on the road again.

We would also like to thank John Pantle and Adam Welker at APA for all their efforts with this tour at such short notice.

To Acme band supply for making sure we had merch even when the orders were last minute (more than once) Cheers Shawn and cheers Gav Beattie back in Dublin for the hard work on the great designs. Thanks to Chris, Kira and Bryan for all the help when we were stuck for a few 5s, a sharpie or when we had to go and play for keeping an eye over your shoulder at our swag.

On the tour we had some time that we spent firstly in Seattle and then over to Santa Cruz. We would like to thank all the great people we met along the way that went out of their way to help us get some last minute shows. Ricky (O'Malley's, Tacoma), Danno (Jazzbones. Half pint, Tacoma), Ian (Admiral Benbow, Seattle). Brian, Megan and all our friends at Poet and Patriot, Santa Cruz. Travis, Monica, Will and Yuma (Blue Lagoon, Santa Cruz) All at the Fireside Alameda and Slim

We had the great pleasure of seeing and playing with some awesome bands. Custom Fit, Sydney Ducks, Hard Fall Hearts, The Chemtrails, Flak Bait, Neutral Boy, Phasers on Kill, Bricktop to name but a few.

Thanks to Jeff and Kira for sorting us out in Tulsa and beyond.

On a sad note we lost a longtime friend and one time road manager on this tour, Aido Napalm Byrne, it saddened our hearts but as he would have said himself "the show must go on", RIP Aido.

We look forward to seeing you all out there again real soon on the Celtic Punk Invasion Tour with The Dropkick Murphys and The Mahones.

Stay tuned for more announcements.

Slainte B.O.W

October 20, 2014 - More dates with Dropkick Murphys next year!
We're delighted we will be joining Dropkick Murphys and The Mahones on the Celtic Punk Invasion hitting the US and Europe next year. Click for all dates

September 18, 2014 - US Tour with Dropkick Murphys from this Monday!
Howdy Folks!

Yes we have been quiet for awhile in BOW central but things have been mad busy behind the scenes and we have some savage news. Firstly, we are beyond thrilled to announce that we have signed to the APA (Agency for the Performing Arts) booking agency in the US, we are in top company with the likes of Billy Bragg, Squeeze, The Slackers and The Skatalites! Yeahman!!!! Big thanks to John Pantle and Adam Welker in Beverly Hills.

We can confirm with some relief that we have just received a 3 year band visa for the USA, so expect to see Blood or Whiskey stateside for the next few years!!!

On foot of this we are so stoked to announce 30 dates that we are touring with old pals the DROPKICK MURPHYS, kicking off in Salt Lake City this Monday (September 22nd):
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Get in early for the shows to catch Bryan McPherson and Blood or Whiskey, you won’t regret it!!! More US dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Finally, a massive thanks to all the people who helped us with the supporting documentation for the US visas, you know who you are, we are eternally grateful!!!

We are delighted to announce we will be supporting Dropkick Murphy's on three dates of their upcoming UK tour.
  • 8.7.14 - Newcastle
  • 9.7.14 - Academy, Liverpool
  • 10.7.14 - O2 Academy Bristol

May 28, 2014 - ROMAFESTIVAL
We are playing the Romafestival in Zurich, Switerland on June 21st.

April 29, 2014 - Support to Dropkick Murphys
We'll be playing with Dropkick Murphys, on Tues. 8th July at the O2 Academy, Liverpool, England.

April 21, 2014 - Tour over
Thanks to the promoters and everyone that came out to see us on the tour, we'll have pics up soon.

April 3, 2014 - Two extra dates added to our tour
06.04.14 - DE-Karlsruhe, Scruffy's Irish Pub
13.04.14 - IT-Milan, Rosa Nera

March 26, 2014 - Get the new album online
If want to buy the new album (CD) online click here.

March 25, 2014 - Bass change
It is with regret that we say adios to Colly Morrisson who has been bass player with Blood or Whiskey since late 2011, he will be sorely missed but we thank him for all his input and we wish him and his family the best for the future. Colly is busy training in Sully, people from Dublin may know Sully as he fronted Pimps and Gimps in the past. What a time to land a role in the band when we are album-ready and tour-ready. See you out there!

March 19, 2014 - New Video for Gone & Forgotten

March 19, 2014 - Gig tonight
We play the Olympia in Dublin tonight, we're on at 7:30.

March 15, 2014 - Gigs
We hope you've all heard the new album by now, don't forget we play Laverys, Belfast on Paddys Day, we're on about 9pm, then on Wednesday we play the Olympia, hitting the stage at 7.30.

We had a chat with Shite n Onions recently, you can read that here, thanks to them for the int.

March 12, 2014 - Album news
We launch our 4th studio album 'Tell the Truth amd Shame the Devil' this Friday, March 14th on iTunes. Its a self financed and released album with no label involvement. You can expect up-tempo songs about recession/war/ill health/emigration, with an addition of ska being clearly evident, while still retaining our unique take on celtic punk. As well as iTunes the album is available from Tower Records, Freebird and Spinn Dizzy (all Dublin) and at our gigs.

March 11, 2014 - Lots of dates coming up
We've added a load of Tour dates here including of European tour kicking off in April where we take in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and France.

March 11, 2014 - WELCOME TO THE NEW SITE
Welcome to the new site, where we'll try to keep you up to date on all things Blood or Whiskey. If you haven;t already please add us on Facebook and Twitter which are quicker for news especially when we are on the road.

Celtic Punk Invasion Tour with Dropkick Murphys & The Mahones
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