” this is probably one of the best Celtic Punk bands you will ever see perform live. They rank right up there with Flogging Molly” - Séafra –punk .ie (Kentucky, USA)
Pure Unpolished Irish Punk from Norway!
Greenland Whalefishers´ "The Thirsty Cave" awarded
"ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2015"
The irish-punk pioneers Greenland Whalefishers started out in Bergen Norway in 1994, long before anyone had heard of bands like Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys. Combining British punk with Celtic folk influences, the band soon became one of the most interesting post-Pogues bands .
More than two decades of touring all around the world, sparkling live shows. releasing nine full length albums, piles of singles and EPs, an uncountable number of split-releases, a documentary movie and contributing with music to the movie “Boondock Saints – All Saints Day”, places the underground folk punkers in Greenland Whalefishers as one of the worlds most credible celtic rock bands.
“Greenland Whalefishers picked up where the Pogues left off and are consistently setting the standard for Paddy Punk with every release.” - John Bowles –paddyrock. com (Chicago, USA)
The latest release, "The Thirsty Cave, released september 2015 gained outstanding reviews from all parts of the world and it was awarded "Album Of The Year 2015" by Celtic Rock and Punk Radiostation in Germany.
As a part of the celebration of Greenland Whalefishers´ 20th anniversary in 2014, the band released the documentary movie “20 Years Of Waiting” covering the entire history of the band. The movie gained fantastic reviews:
“all was answered and more by this amazing Rockumentary celebrating 20 years of one of the greatest Paddy Punk bands in the world ever.” -paddyrock .com ( New York, USA ).
Greenland Whalefishers have toured in the USA, Japan, England, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Poland, Czeck Republic, The Netherlands, Belgium etc, and will continue touring all over with more power and energy than ever on what may be called their never ending world tour.
It is all this hard work and all the experience touring that has made critics applaud the bands albums and concerts saying ” this is probably one of the best Celtic Punk bands you will ever see perform live“.
Greenland Whalefishers are:
Arvid Grov – vocals, electrick guitar
Ronny Terum – mandolin, banjo and bouzouki
Alexander Bjotveit – guitar, vocals
Agnes Skollevoll – tin-whistle, vocals
Odin Døssland – fiddle
Ørjan Eikeland Risan – drums
Atle-Hjørn Øien – bass
Music Video from Greenland Whalefishers latest release, The Thirsty Cave.
This video was shot on locations in London England and Bergen Norway and the song is called "Queen":
Music Video from Greenland Whalefishers live album, Live At Farmer Phil´s.
The album was recorded in England, and the pictures are from a concert in Italy: