Firkin

Name: Firkin

Country: Hungary

Formed in: 2008

Status: Active

The Hungarian Grammy Award-winning Firkin have played over 600 concerts in 17 countries – CAN, FR, UK, CH, ES, NL, BE, DE, IT, AT, CZ, PL, SRB, SK, RO, UA, HU. Within 9 years Firkin have become one of the best headliner acts of small and medium-sized festivals and a frequently requested band by major festivals as well as prestigious venues.

2009 – Their 1st album entitled “Firkinful Of Beer” (Universal Music) became golden album within a year and the title song was listed on a compilation album of the world’s best folk bands. (Almost St. Patrick’s Day, Reedo Records, 2009, DE).  2010 – “Firkinful Of Beer” was nominated for Hungarian Grammy Award (Fonogram) followed by five further nominations (2013 – “WHUP!”, 2014 – “Igyunk Pálinkát”, 2016 – “Finger In The Pie” – winner!, 2017 – “Start Again”, 2018 – “Into The Night”).

2011 – With their song entitled “Lord Of The Dance”, Firkin ruled Celtic Radio Charts for 4 consecutive months in Canada and Germany that was followed up with a 5-stage Canadian tour and several headliner shows all across Europe. 2012 – Firkin recorded their 1st live DVD entitled “Keep On Firkin”, which gave the green light to recognized international tour booking agencies – Extratours Konzertbüro (GER, CH) and KS Booking & Promotion (CZ, UA).

2013 – Firkin composed a unique semi-theatrical performance entitled “Jumpin’ John” at Palace of Arts (Müpa Budapest – Hungary’s best known cultural institution). Accompanied by illustrious guest musicians, Firkin produced a sold-out night. 2014 – Firkin released their 5th LP album entitled “Finger in the Pie”, which received praising reviews by acknowledged international bloggers and magazines. Firkin’s live energy rocked two major festivals as well: Wacken W:O:A 2014 (DE), for the first time and Sziget 2014 (HU) for the fourth consecutive year.

2015 – Firkin was mentioned among the very bests on international toplists: UK – Modern Rock Top 20; Germany – 3rd best Celtic Punk Rock album; Ireland – 2nd best Celtic Punk album; USA – The World’s Leading Songwriting Competition – Top 10, Finalist (category: Rock/Alternative). The band was honoured to play with Flogging Molly, one of the greatest band of the Celtic punk rock genre. Hungarian National Music TV broadcast Firkin’s 7th birthday concert @ Akvárium Klub, Budapest.

2016 Firkin celebrated NYE at the legendary Dublin Castle, London where Madness, Blur and Amy Winehouse used to play. After winning Hungarian Grammy Awards (Fonogram 2016) ​with the album “Finger In The Pie”, Firkin was nominated ​for Independent Music Awards (​USA​) in the category of Rock/Hard Rock Album!​ ​Firkin’s platinum hit “Focimese” became the official song of the Hungarian football team at UEFA EURO 2016 on compilation album “Bon Voyage” (June 2016​)​! ​2017 – Firkin headlined numerous festivals with their crazy energy all across Europe and invaded the main stages of major festivals like Summer Breeze (GER), Rockharz (GER), Czad Festiwal (PL), Sziget Festival (HU) in the framework of Into The Night Tour. 2018 – The now six-time Fonogram nominee released their 6th LP entitled “We Are The Ones” with a double release show! in Budapest at A38 and Vienna at the Ottakringer Brewery.

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Band members

  • Andy – vocal
  • Lili – fiddle
  • PJ – flute, tin whistle
  • Bazsi – guitar
  • Shuti – bass
  • Ese – drums, vocal

Discography

Albums:

  • Firkinful of Beer (2009)
  • Whup! (2010)
  • Igyunk Pálinkát! (2012)
  • Finger in the Pie (2014)
  • We Are the Ones (2018)

EPs:

  • Revox (2015)
  • Into the Night (2017)

Live:

  • Keep on Firkin (2013)

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