TONIGHT! Show in Cork at Coughlan’s


TONIGHT!  Show in Cork at Coughlan’s

Looking forward to our tonight show in Cork City. It’s our first time in Coughlan’s and we are very excited:we’ll be performing all the songs from our debut album “Mestizo” plus other little surprises!


Mongrel State: Rock, Western and a host of other styles are put through the wringer –  with honkytonk pianos & fourpart harmonies sitting side-by-side with New Orleans grooves, electric guitars and even the odd inflection of a synth, all underpinned by taut, inventive songwriting.

“There are few bands more exciting and popular to have visited us at Leo’s Tavern this year. Expect to see Mongrel State storming their way upwards very soon. Addictive music and performance with a new twist.” Moya Brennan, Clannad.

“Is there a better country rock band in Ireland?” Stephen Byrne, Goldenplec

“Mongrel State emerge from some wilderness to rock the socks of every single kind of venue or festival you throw at them. I’ve programmed them at Electric Picnic on the Salty Dog Stage and they are wild pirate-men, on Trailer Park and they shook the foundations of a metropolis of mobile homes, in a back room of an old man’s speakeasy and they’ve had the clientele air-guitaring…. Their set is beautiful and  vibrant, powered with an organic energy and the sodding great big smiles of dudes enjoying their music–and they know the way they convert an audience from indifference to indulged inside of two songs”  Hugo Jellett, Booker, Electric Picnic Salty Dog & Trailer Park Stages

Rob Foley (One Horse Pony) will open the night with an acoustic show full of blues and rootsy tunes: the Cork man will be joined by some of his bandmates for a not to be missed set.

One Horse Pony is a hard driving acoustic blues band based in Cork on the south coast of Ireland, featuring musicians from Ireland, France and Poland. Their unique line-up of guitars, harmonica, double-bass, bodhran and low whistle inspires their fresh take on the blues, while their original material and energetic live performances have won them fans all over the world and made them staples on the Irish and European festival circuit. OHP combine superb musicianship, five-piece harmonies and fire ‘n’ brimstone lyrics with an uncompromising drive to deliver their signature form of the Blues.
The band regularly feature guest musicians from around Cork, Ireland and abroad.

9:30 pm,€ €7



All set for our first ever show in Belfast on Thursday night

MS Mestizo Tour Poster Voodoo 3 Mar 16

Only few days before we play our first gig in Belfast, we are very excited!

We’ll be playing our full show, opened by local space/prog heroes Mons Olympus, you can check them out here:

Tickets at Door: £5

CDs on sale and T-shirts on sale on the night.

Check what The Irish Times wrote about our album “Mestizo”:

“The cinematic sweep of the short instrumental Quiero Volver and the closing Rainy Day offers something more thoughtful, but this opening salvo opts to replicate the live experience and rocks along at pace with Desert Girl, Dirty Trick and the single Stray Dogs all highlights – especially the latter, with its border brass punching colourfully. A lively deposit on a promising future.”

Joe Breen, Irish Times