|Labels||Whiskey Devil Records|
Finny McConnell |
Katie "Kaboom" McConnell
Sean "Riot" Ryan
GerDom "The Bomb" Whelan
Paul "Cuzo" Mancuso
The Mahones are a Canadian Irish-punk band, formed in 1990 by Dublin-born Finny McConnell, as a one-off band for a St. Patrick's Day party. Encouraged by a positive reception, McConnell decided to pursue the band full-time. The Mahones have released thirteen albums to date with their most recent, Love, Death, & Redemption, being released in 2018.
The Mahones’ music has appeared in several major films. Recently, their song “Paint The Town Red 2010” was featured in the climactic final fight scene of The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams. The film went on to win two Academy Awards and several Golden Globes. The Mahones also co-wrote and recorded the title track for the Hollywood Pictures movie Celtic Pride, featuring Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, and Dan Aykroyd. Their song 100 Bucks was also featured in the movie Dog Park, featuring Natasha Henstridge, Luke Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, as well as Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney from Kids in the Hall. The Mahones’ song ‘A Little Bit of Love’ is in the new film Ecstasy, based on Irvine Welsh’s critically acclaimed book.
The Mahones have shared stages and toured around the world with bands such as Dropkick Murphys, Stiff Little Fingers, Shane MacGowan and The Popes, Billy Bragg, Chuck Ragan, UK Subs, Sick Of It All, The Defects, Agnostic Front, The Buzzcocks, D.O.A., Against Me, The Tragically Hip, Crash Vegas, The Damned, Suicidal Tendencies, The Prodigy, Gwar, Skunk Anansie, Blue Rodeo, Steve Earle, The Alarm, Sinéad O'Connor, Roger Miret and The Disasters, Flogging Molly, Spirit of the west, The Dubliners, Christy Moore, The Band and Van Morrison. The band’s cited influences included The Clash, The Pogues, Greenland Whalefishers, The Who, and Hüsker Dü. The group’s lineup has changed a number of times, with McConnell and Whelan as the main constant members. Pogues members Terry Woods and Phil Chevron joined the band on tour in 2003.
In 1999, bassist Joe Chithalen died in Amsterdam shortly after a concert. He had accidentally ingested food containing peanuts, to which he was allergic. The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library, Joe’s M.I.L.L., was established in Kingston soon after by Wally High. The Mahones perform fundraising concerts for Joe's M.I.L.L. annually.
In 2010, The Mahones started their own record label, Whiskey Devil Records, and signed a distribution deal with eOne Music.
In 2014, The Mahones were nominated Best Punk Band at the Sirius XM Indie Awards. In 2012, The Mahones' album The Black Irish won the Independent Music Award for Best Punk Album, and Angels & Devils won Paddy Rock Radio's album of the year, as well as Vandala Concepts' album of the year 
In 2016, Scruffy Wallace joined the band as their new bagpipe player. Wallace quit the Dropkick Murphys after 12 years with the band. That same year, Guillaume Lauzon (Formerly with Canadian Psychobilly band "The Brains") joined the band as their new drummer.
The Mahones cite The Pogues as a main influence. That band were originally called Pogue Mahone (an anglicisation of an Irish phrase meaning "kiss my arse"), but later shortened it to The Pogues. "The Mahones" is seen as similarly derived from Pogue Mahone, as a tribute to The Pogues.
- Finny McConnell - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Songwriter
- Katie "Kaboom" McConnell - Accordion, Vocals
- Michael O'Grady - Tin Whistle, Vocals
- Sean Ryan - Bass, Vocals
- Guillaume Lauzon - Drums
- Scruffy Wallace - Bagpipes
- Dom "The Bomb" Whelan
- Chris Ward
- Colm McConnell
- Paul "Cuzo" Mancuso
- "The" Barry Williams
- Andrew Brown
- Ger O'Sullivan
- Mauro Sepe
- Owen Warnica
- David Allen
- Kevan Williams
- Paddy Concannon
- Miranda Mulholland
- Chris Scahill
- Chris Smirnios
- Ewen McIntosh
- Joe Chithalen
- Sean Winter
|1993||Clear The Way|
|1994||Draggin' the Days|
|1999||The Hellfire Club Sessions|
|2001||Here Comes Lucky|
|2003||Live at the Horseshoe|
|2006||Take No Prisoners|
|2010||The Black Irish|
|2012||Angels & Devils|
|2014||A Great Night on the Lash: Live in Italy|
|2014||The Hunger and The Fight (part one)|
|2015||The Hunger and The Fight (part two)|
|2004||Paint the Town Red|
|2008||Irish Punk Collection
1. Queen and Tequila 2. Drunken Lazy Bastard 3. Paint the Town Red 4. Whiskey Devil 5. A Drunken Night in Dublin 6. Streets of New York 7. Across the U.S.A. 8. Shake Hands with the devil 9. The Amsterdam Song 10. Celtic Pride 11. The Irish Rover 12. Going Back to Dublin 13. Down the Boozer 14. London 15. Whiskey in the Jar 16. Is This Bar Open Til' Tomorrow 17. Drunken Lazy Bastard (Live Version)
|2010||"Whiskey Devils - A Tribute to the Mahones"|
|1996||"100 Bucks"||45||Rise Again|
|1999||"When It Comes Around"||The Hellfire Club Sessions|
|"This Old Town"|
|2001||"One Last Shot"||Here Comes Lucky|
|2006||"A Little Bit of Love" (with Damhnait Doyle)||Take No Prisoners|
|2010||"Give It All Ya Got"||The Black Irish|
|2011||"A Great Night on the Lash"||The Black Irish|
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