The Mary Wallopers: Reimagining traditional folk songs to breathtaking effect

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By adrian.peel@iliffemedia.co.uk (Adrian Peel) Expect a right raucous time when fun-loving Irish collective The Mary Wallopers bring their merry band of musicians to The Portland Arms next week. 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 performing. The now-expanded group’s early live shows exuded a raw energy and their first five-track EP – 2019’s A Mouthful of The Mary Wallopers – perfectly captured their sound and ethos. Fast forward a few years and The Mary Wallopers no…

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