Peel Your Own Spuds
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The Australian rugby tour is well underway and has
already provided us with a great sporting occasion
following on from the recent drawn match between
Australia and Ireland.
Next week the Cardiff
Blues take on the might of
the Aussies at the Cardiff
City Stadium. Both sets of
fans are eagerly awaiting
the encounter. The
management at Cardiff
Blues have selected "Peel
Your Own Spuds" from a
prestigious list of top class acts to entertain both sets of
supporters.
There is expected to be in excess of 20,000 people at
the match! The band, who are described in the media as
a "6 piece, rip roaring Irish band" are based in Wales.
They are regarded as the new faces on the Irish music
scene in the UK and are tipped for chart success next
year. - Irish World Newspaper


GWENT is gearing up for an invasion from the emerald isle
in March.A Newport Irish folk band will be there to play gigs at Rodney Parade after Munster play the Dragons there, on
St Patrick’s Day in Pill's Irish Club and are hoping to
arrange a gig in Cardiff near the Wales/Ireland Six Nations
clash.Describing themselves as “The Pogues with a much
prettier singer”, Peel Your Own Spuds are a Gwent band
made up of first, second and third generation Irish
performers.
The act was formed at The Irish Club last September,
when six performers decided to get together and form a
band. Singer Rosie O’Donnell, 25, from Baneswell said:
“Some of us socialise at the Irish Club in Pill and decided
to start playing together. We’ve had a great reaction from
the crowd so far and are enjoying it.” - South Wales Argus


"Let it Pour" featured on the 30th of November 2008 - Adam Walton


Peel Your Own Spuds featured on the show on the 14/05/2009, avaiable to view on You Tube - ITV


Discography

Peel Your Own Spuds plan to release a single in 2010, to include 2 original tracks:
Fare Thee Well (A) Side
You're Not Bad (B) Side

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Bio

Peel Your Own Spuds are the new faces on the Folk/Celtic scene in the UK. The band was formed in 2008, evolving out of the large Irish community in Newport, South Wales. Over the last year the band has performed throughout the UK at festivals, rugby grounds, universities and niche venues. They have gained admiration from many and have attracted a large following of very loyal supporters. The band has been aired regularly on BBC and Local Radio, featured on ITV television and appeared in National and International newspapers.
The original songs are written by band founder, Tom Flannelly, and delivered by a talented set of musicians - Rosie, Jane, Scot, Mick, Keith and Tom. The instruments played in the band include accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, tin whistle, bass, drums and bodhran. Influences include The Pogues, Saw Doctors and Christy Moore, along with traditional Irish tunes. Peel Your Own Spuds' original material spans many subjects, including emigration, social problems and the "demon drink"! The effect that the band has on the audience is magical. The atmosphere during a Spuds gig is indeed uplifting. Inhibitions are left behind; the music has a euphoric effect on many, enticing them from the dark corners of the auditorium to be closer to the source of excitement and atmosphere - great craic!

Performed at - Bromyard Folk Festival , Manchester Irish Festival ,Cardiff Millenium Centre, Cardiff City Stadium, Upton Folk Festival, University of Wales