Shamrock Shuffle by the Flip N Mickeys!

Make no mistake: the Flip-N-Mickeys are an Irish rock cover band, blasting out Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys hits on guitars lined with green lights and a drum kit emblazoned with a leprechaun. But that isn’t all they are, lead singer Mike Illich is quick to note. Depending on the crowd, you could hear “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” in the same set as “Don’t Stop The Party” by Pitbull and TJR, as well as plenty of the styles in between. “We had the idea of putting together a punk rock Irish band, but we also offered contemporary music,” says Illich, of Cherry Hill, Camden County. This St. Patty’s Day will be the band’s three-year anniversary, and this year the trio is heading into the studio to record some original songs for an EP. They already have some original tracks online at their ReverbNation page, and they sometimes perform their own songs live. “Everybody really responds well,” Illich says of their one song, “Bottoms Up.” “There’s a big crowd participation part. I don’t know if people realize it’s an original song.” Hear their music and learn more: The band: Mike Illich, guitar and lead vocals; Marc Lewis, drummer; Mike Caprio, bass.

About The Celtic Highlander

So, you might be wondering now how did Celtic Radio come to be? What is our inspiration? Celtic Radio was created to bring together a community of listeners, performers and musicians to share and converse in Celtic culture. Our inspiration for this endeavour is the music, but let’s face it, the radio waves and TV are ruled by an endless barrage of top 40 musicians and performers. Listen to your local AM or FM band and chances are you will not find many Celtic music stations, if you find any at all! How then can the devoted musicians that play at the Irish Festivals and Highland Games ever get heard beyond that venue? How can people discover Celtic music if there is no place to listen? Hence was born the idea of a free 24 hour Celtic Radio station available on the World Wide Web for all to enjoy.
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