It’s been eight years since we’ve done a Celtic punk specific best of list. And back in March with the return of Irish Punk, it only seemed fitting that we start bringing it to you again every year.
This time around we’re doing an album of the year, and a lucky 7, best of seven album list, in no particular order.
There were many great Celtic punk albums released, and it’s hard to choose the best ones, even more so for a listen of seven.
However, after much consideration, we have selected the following albums as the top Celtic punk releases of the year. These albums showcase the best of the genre, with their energetic and passionate sound, and their fusion of traditional folk and punk rock.
Whether you’re a long-time fan of Celtic punk or just discovering the genre, these albums are sure to impress and provide hours of enjoyment. So without further ado, here are the best Celtic punk albums of the year.
Album Of The Year - From Wasteland to Wonderland - Paddy and the Rats
Form Wasteland To Wonderland should be the blueprint for what a Celtic Punk album should be when it comes to changing it up. This time they’ve explored what The Pogues originally perfected, variety. There’s quite a few tone shifts and it never gets boring.
Songs of the Highlands, Songs of the Sea - The Real McKenzies
Going strong for 30 years, “Songs of the Highlands, Songs of the Sea” was released Nov 18th via FAT.
Anthem - Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly has given us some of the best they have to offer on their 7th studio release. The album has a number of highlights and King’s voice is timeless.
One Finger Salute - Finnegan's Hell
When it comes to making just all out fun albums, or having an engineer that can properly mix a tin whistle, no one can do it better than the Swedish Pogues. Finnegan’s Hell has released another banger this year.
Kings Of Sweet Feck All - SIR REG
This year Sir Reg have given listeners eleven songs tracks with a lot of variety, which features their signature with great lyrics.
Raised Fist and Rebel Songs - The Lucky Trolls
An album that was a nice little surprise for us in 2022, The Lucky Trolls have put out a release loaded with attention grabbing tracks
Jameson Street - The Mahones
Celtic Punk pioneers The Mahones are sure to please ears with each new release. This is the first bit of music we’ve gotten from them since 2019, and this album showcases some of the evolution the band has gone though, and as always, delivers some more special guests.