Uncle Bard and The Dirty Bastards


The first and main Irish Folk Rock Band from Italy! Formed back in 2007, the Dirty Bastards play folk rock spiced up with pure Traditional Irish Music.

Uilleann pipes, tenor banjo, mandolin, Irish flute: there are few others bands in the rock scene that could compete with the Bastards in terms of deep knowledge of pure Irish Traditional Music and Irish culture and society. As written in a review of the latest album, “Uncle Bard & The Dirty Bastards don’t pretend to be Irish. […] They are showing huge gratitude and all the due respect to Irish music and culture”. They are really Ireland’s adopted sons and have brought a new breeze to the European Celtic punk rock scene.

Toured with Flogging Molly

Since 2015, the band has played more than 300 gigs all over Europe, including successful shows at Oranjerock in Netherlands, Shamrock Castle in Germany, Celtica in Italy, Aymon Folk Festival in France and many others huge events. Consequently has shared the stage for three times with worldwide famous celtic-punk band Dropkick Murphys (USA), toured Italy with legendary Flogging Molly (USA), then played with Kensington (Netherlands), Volbeat (Denmark) or Frank Turner (United Kingdom) but also with traditional acts like De Danann, Four Men and A Dog, Beoga, The Dubliners (all from Ireland).


The new album “Handmade!” has been released on February 2017. More than one hour for 16 songs, “Handmade” is a picture of what we are. There is room for a pint and a laugh but also for uncertainty and troubles because life hands you both things. When doing this record we realised that we were handmaking it. Day by day it was a labour of love, putting our lives in and personally taking care of every aspect: lyrics, music, arrangements but also photos, video, concept and even recording. We don’t have producers, record labels, arrangers, a lyricist or someone else behind us; this is handcrafted stuff done in an old-fashioned way by a bunch of friends. Hope you’ll appreciate the genuineness of it and feel the passion we put into it. Could be better, could be worse… but this is what The Dirty Bastards are: a great bunch of lads.

  • Band
  • Guido Domingo – Gesang, akustische Gitarre
  • Lorenzo Testa – Tenorbanjo, Mandoline
  • Luca Crespi – Uilleann Pipes, Tinwhistle, Irish Flute
  • Roberto Orlando – Bass
  • Silvano Ancellotti – E-Gitarre
  • Luca Terlizzi – Schlagzeug, Percussion
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