The Jolly Jackers was formed in January, 2013 in Dunaújváros, Hungary. This six piece band plays Irish-Celtic folk punk. They released their first EP in March, 2014 called Call the captain, which contained four original songs and one cover of an Irish folksong, Molly Malone. They started playing at clubs in Hungary extensively, and also appeared on the stage of summer rock-festivals in their home country. They are regular guest at the concerts of Paddy and the Rats, the most successful Hungarian Celtic punk band.
They found their own sound with the release of their first LP, Sobriety, in January, 2015, which earned great reviews not just in Hungary, but internationally as well.