Greenland Whalefishers

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Greenland Whalefishers
Origin Bergen, Norway
Genres Celtic punk
Years active 1994–present
Labels Patchwork Record Production
Website www.greenlandwhalefishers.com
Members Arvid Grov
Agnes Skollevoll
Atle-Hjørn Øien
Alexander Bjotveit
Odin Døssland
Ronny Terum
Ørjan Eikeland Risan
Past members Trond Eikemo
Bjørn Helgesen
Tommy Bårdsen
Kjellaug Borten
Terje Schumann-Olsen
Stig Blindheim
Gunnar "Twosheds" Grov
Kristian Malmo
Trond Olsen

Greenland Whalefishers is a Norwegian folk punk band established in 1994, playing music influenced by Celtic traditional music combined with British punk. The musical style of this type of music is also referred to as celtic punk and paddy rock. Greenland Whalefishers are together with Blood or Whiskey and The Real McKenzies, one of the founders of the Celtic punk movement, albeit 10 years after The Pogues.[1]

Band members[edit]

Current Members

  • Arvid Grov - Vocals
  • Ørjan Risan - Drums
  • Ronny Terum - Mandoline, Banjo, Bouzouki
  • Agnes Skollevoll - Tin Whistle
  • Atle-Hjørn Øien - Bass
  • Odin Døssland - Fiddle
  • Alexander Bjotveit - Guitar

Former Members

  • Kjellaug Borten
  • Trond Eikemo
  • Bjørn Helgesen
  • Kristian Malmo
  • Stig Blindheim
  • Gunnar Grov
  • Tommy Bårdsen
  • Terje Schumann-Olsen
  • Trond Olsen


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Mainstreet Sword (1996)
  • Loboville (2001)
  • Streets of Salvation (2004)
  • Loboville (Enhanced including video footage) (2005)
  • The Mainstreet Sword (Enhanced including video footage) (2005)
  • Down and Out (2006)
  • Amazing Space (b-sides and other crap) (2008)
  • Joining Forces (with SMZB) (2008)
  • Songs from the Bunker (2010)
  • Live At Farmer Phil's Festival (2012)
  • The Thirsty Cave (2015)[2]

EPs[edit]

  • Maybe The Salvation Starts Here (2004)
  • Hit the Ground (2006)
  • Looney Tunes (2014)

Singles[edit]

  • Mary B. (Good) (1994)
  • The Clown (1996)
  • T-Bell's Blues (1998)
  • Johnny Lee Roth (2001)
  • Punk Shanty (2006)

Film[edit]

  • 20 Years Of Waiting (Documentary) (2014)

Music in popular culture[edit]

Greenland Whalefishers contributed with their song "Rocky Road To London" to the movie The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.[3]

Reviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian stories fuel Real McKenzies' songs". The Georgia Straight - Vancouver News and Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ALBUM REVIEW: GREENLAND WHALEFISHERS- 'The Thirsty Cave' (2015)". 30492 LONDON CELTIC PUNKS. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  3. ^ "The Boondock Saints II - All Saints Day". IMdb 2009. 

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