Firkin is an incomparably exciting and deservedly popular formation of the light music scene, which masterfully pushes the boundaries of Irish folk with the unique placement of elements of Hungarian folk music and folk punk." (Ferenc Bizse)
The Phonogram award-winning band, which has toured Europe's big festivals and main stages (Wacken Open Air, Rockharz, Montreux Jazz Festival), celebrates its birthday on October 1, on the A38 ship. The band will also play some fast-paced new songs from their upcoming album, so it's worth joining the Firkin family, famous for their honest partying, this evening as well and rocking the boat together!
At the invitation of Firkin, Dennie Wander, an English singer-songwriter with a great voice living in Budapest, warms up the atmosphere with his band!
Firkin must be experienced! Firkin is good, firkin good!
Since Firkin was founded by the crazy flutist PJ in 2008, the band has played more than 500 concerts in 16 countries Canada, France, UK, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine and in their home country Hungary.
Within 9 years Firkin has become one of the best live bands and headliners of major festivals and prestigious venues.
Their 1st album entitled Firkinful Of Beer (May, 2009) has become golden album within a year and the title song was listed on a compilation album of the worlds best folk bands. (Almost St. Patricks Day, Reedo Records, 2009, Germany).
At the same time Firkinful Of Beer got nominated for the Hungarian Grammy Award, Fonogram 2010, which was followed by two further nominations: Hungarian Grammy 2013 with their 3rd album Igyunk Plinkt! and Hungarian Grammy 2014 with their 4th album Keep On Firkin.
Lord Of The Dance the greatest hit of Firkins 2nd album entitled Whup! (November, 2010) ruled the Celtic Radio Charts for 4 consecutive months in Canada and for 3 months in Germany.
In 2011, Firkin broke the borders with a 5-stage tour in Canada. Mostly as headliners, the band got invited to several prestigious festivals all across Europe.
In 2012, Firkin also recorded their 1st live DVD entitled Keep On Firkin, which gave the green light to recognized international tour booking agencies like Extratours Konzertbro (GER, CH) and KS Booking & Promotion (CZ, PL, SK, UA).
In 2013, Firkin set up a unique semi-theatrical performance entitled Jumpin John in the Palace of Arts, Budapest. Accompanied by many illustrious guest musicians, Firkin produced a sold-out night.
In 2014, Firkin released their 5th LP album entitled Finger in the Pie, which received praising reviews by acknowledged international bloggers and magazines. Firkins live energy rocked two major festivals as well: Wacken W:O:A 2014 (GER), for the first time and Sziget 2014 (HUN) for the forth consecutive year.
In 2015 with their 5th album, 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 Worlds Leading Songwriting Competition Top 10, Finalist (category: Rock/Alternative).
In 2015, Firkin was honoured to play with Flogging Molly, one of the greatest band of the Celtic punk rock genre. The firkinizers also played a plethora of headliner shows all across Europe. In October, the Hungarian National Music TV broadcast Firkins 7th birthday concert @ Akvrium Klub, Budapest.
Firkin opens 2016 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!
Firkins latest hit Focimese became the official song of the Hungarian football team at UEFA EURO 2016 and the compilation album (Bon Voyage, June 2016) featuring Focimese has recently become platinum!
In 2017 the now five-time Fonogram nominee headlined numerous festivals 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.
For 2018, the band is preparing with a new LP followed by a European spring tour and a crazy summer season with a plethora of energetic live shows.