McScallywag is a folk punk band based in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands. Influenced by traditional Irish & Celtic folk music, Sea shanties, Bluegrass and good ol’ drinking songs.
The band was formed in 2013 when members of the hardcore punk band “De Klootviolen” decided to go in a completely new direction.
Now armed with a banjo, accordion, cello and mandolin this band celebrates their love for life and alcohol through folk music.
With a sound like Dropkick-Murphys-meets-The-Pogues, McScallywag’s songs touch on subjects of traditional Irish folk songs, intertwined with the struggles of staying sane in modern day society.
All this makes for an explosive live act. With songs varying from mellow and acoustic to punky and fast-paced the audience will be cheering, dancing around, singing and clapping along.
Now heading towards the release of their second album “Songs for the Wicked” the band is ready to hit the bars, venues and summer festivals!
You’d better bring your dancing shoes!
Ruud Platje – Drums, Vocals
Frodo Bosma – Accordion
Ashley Buitenwerf – Electric Guitar, Vocals
Tom Kootstra – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Talitha Barelds –Bass Guitar, Cello, Vocals
Arian Sikkens – Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals