Uncle Bard & The Dirty Bastards

Name: Uncle Bard & The Dirty Bastards

Country: Italy

Formed in: 2007

Status: Active

Too rock for the Folkies and too folk for the Rockies, the Bastards could please or disappoint almost everyone. Formed back in 2007, they play an unique blend of folk/rock and Traditional Irish Music. Uilleann pipes, tenor banjo, mandolin, Irish flute: there are few others bands in the folk/rock scene that could compete with the Bastards in terms of deep knowledge of pure Irish Traditional Music and Irish culture and society.

Since 2015 only, the band has toured internationally and played more than 300 gigs all over Europe, including successful shows at Oranjerock in Netherlands, Shamrock Castle in Germany, Celtica in Italy, Aymon Folk Festival in France and many others huge international events. Consequently has shared the stage for three times with worldwide famous celtic-punk band Dropkick Murphys (USA), toured Italy with legendary Flogging Molly (USA), then played with Kensington (NET), Volbeat (DEN) or Frank Turner (UK) but also with traditional acts like De Danann (IRE), Four Men and A Dog (IRE), Beoga (IRE), Dubliners (IRE).

The new album “Handmade!” has been released on February 9th, 2017. More than one hour for 16 songs, “Handmade!” is a picture of what they are. There is room for a pint and a laugh but also for uncertainty and troubles because life hands you both things.


Band members

  • Guido Domingo – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Lorenzo Testa – tenor banjo, mandolin
  • Luca Crespi – Irish flute, Uilleann pipes, tin whistle
  • Uncle Bard – bass
  • Silvano Ancellotti – electric guitar
  • Luca Terlizzi – drums



  • Drinking not Thinking (2010)
  • Get the Folk Out (2014)
  • Handmade! (2017)


  • Up the Bastards! (2013)


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