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Flogging Molly – October 13, 2008 – Calgary

Imagery from Front Row Flags.

Flogging Molly arrived, Dave King’s unmistakable Irish voice filled the venue and the crowd was on its toes.

Paddy’s Lament came from the stage, a song from Flogging Molly’s new album – ‘Float’ and the crowd dived in and immersed themselves in the Irish punk rock. The 7-piece band busted out about 25 songs from their just over a decade long repertoire including older favourites: Salty Dog, Drunken Lullabies, Seven Deadly Sins, and many songs from their new album including Requiem For A Dying Song, Float, Lightning Storm, and others. Flogging Molly proved there is no rival, accompanied by Dave King putting down his guitar and dancing around on stage and his newly wedded bride and fellow band member, Bridget Regan, sawing on her violin. The rest of the band performed a myriad of banjo solos, accordion solos, mandolin solos and many other seemingly obscure instruments that ten years ago, would have been unfamiliar to the punk going community, but now are beloved by them.

The crowd managed to pull Flogging Molly back out for an encore which they were more than thrilled to perform and after an hour and a half, the show had came to an end, leaving the crowd well pleased and cheering.

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