Under the influence of old school punk rock and traditional Celtic
music, the McGillicuddys have evolved a sound often likened to the
Pogues, Clash, or Social Distortion. Gritty, honest lyrics, combined
with the melodic lilt of traditional instruments, such as the accordion,
tin whistle and mandolin, are blended with the heavy crunch of guitar,
drums and bass, for the full bodied McGillicuddys experience.
The McGillicuddys first full length CD, entitled Kilt by Death, was
released domestically on Retch Records (Merseyside, UK), in May of