McScallywag is an Irish folk punk band based in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands, influenced by traditional Irish folk music, shanties and drinking songs.
The band was formed in 2013 when members of the hardcore punk band “De Klootviolen” had to part ways with their singer and decided to go into a completely new direction.
Now armed with instruments like 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 cover subjects of traditional Irish folk songs, intertwined with the struggles of staying sane in modern day society.
All this makes up for an explosive live act with songs varying from mellow and acoustic to punky and fast. The audience won’t be able to withstand the chance to dance around, to cheer and to sing along.
McScallywag is bound to put a smile on your face!
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