The Warrior’s Code - Dropkick Murphys


Celtic music has spread around the globe and … wherever there’s Celtic, there’s sure to be a party raging nearby. The Irish even have a word for it. In the old Gaelic language, a get-together centred on sing-along music is called a Ceili (kay-lee). Despite their growling vocals and snarling guitars, Boston’s Dropkick Murphys embody the timeless tradition of the Celtic ceili. Their parties are just a lot louder and rowdier than most. As bassist, Ken Casey explains, “We have traditional influences but we always wanted to be a punk rock band first and foremost, you know, leaving your ears bleeding.” ‘The Warrior’s Code’ is the band’s new release and it’s a tribute to Massachusetts boxing legend, Micky Ward. The Dropkicks know that punk rock’s credibility can often fall victim to its own success. Ken Casey keeps this keeps this well in mind when he says, “We never want to let success go to our heads. It’s because of those kids up front, singing our songs that we have this opportunity to see the world.”