With a “lively Canadian beer” in his hand and some crazy Irish anecdotes, Dave King and his band, Flogging Molly, gave their audience an unforgettable performance on the second night of RBC Bluesfest. The crowd was an interesting mixture of older Irishmen and younger punk kids whom, surprisingly, meshed well together. Only a few songs through their set, the boys boasted that their Ottawa performance was already “kicking this past St. Patricks Day’s a**”. They performed some favourites such as “Requiem for a Dying Song”, “Drunken Lullabies”, and “If I Ever Leave This World Alive”. Guinness flowing, mosh pits brewing, and a little green in the air, Flogging Molly lived up to their reputation as Celtic Punk rockers– these guys have it down to a science. The entire performance was reminiscent of a traditional Irish kitchen party; Wild and obnoxious– just how we love it.
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