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Dogs on the Leash


With their 4th album “Dogs on the Leash” the 7 musicians of “The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats” do not leave the dogs on a leash at all. Their rocky-punky music with more than just a dash of life-affirming and sometimes mystical Irish Folk reminds us of a stray mutt who brings back from his travels captivating, often funny but sometimes sad stories and maybe a few fleas. Everything is allowed when Irish melodies meet hard electric guitar and an ancient musical culture meets a modern world. If you don’t leave the club dancing, singing and half staggering, you probably haven’t been to a Paddyhats concert. Because of course there are also enough drinking songs! The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats bring their Irish Folk Punk into your head, your legs and your soul!

Never keep the “Dogs on the Leash”!

Green Blood

“The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats” may have a complicated name, but their mission is all the more clear: they want to tear you out of your everyday life and drag you onto the dance floor. They want to make you an addict in your car after a concert or a run-through of one of their albums. Addicted to the energy, passion, and heart and soul that “The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats” packs into every fiber of their being. Their third studio album “Green Blood”, recorded again at the legendary Principal Studios (Die Toten Hosen, In Extremo, Broilers), explains their mission: to infect everything and everyone with the green blood! Anyone can have it, anyone should have it. Take your dose of “Green Blood”! Now! Oh and because of the name – just “Paddyhats” is enough!

Sign of the Fighter


Once again recorded and produced in the legendary Principal Studios, the Paddyhats have become a whole lot more mature and ambitious. 12 songs a short thriller, as well as a challenging cover of the classic “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel. But especially the own songs on this record show what the 7 musicians are made of.

The album was released worldwide on 03.02.2017 and for this occasion the band is on a big support tour (with Kärbholz). 12 dates in the big halls of Germany and Switzerland (Palladium Cologne, Löwensaal Nuremberg, Batschkapp Frankfurt, and many more)

Seven Hearts One Soul


Recorded and produced in the legendary Principal Studios (Die Toten Hosen, In Extremo, Unheilig, H-Blockx, etc.), the Paddyhats have set the bar high for their new album “Seven Hearts, One Soul”.

“Seven Hearts, One Soul” is not a typical Irish folk punk record. Of course there are driving beats, nimble violin, dirty electric guitar, but both the genre mix and their very own musical language break with tradition.