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16th Apr 2017

LISTEN: The Ruaile Buaile lads cover Mark McCabe’s ‘Maniac’ and it is actually kind of perfect

Rory Cashin

Did you know that Dubai has it’s own Irish Village? We didn’t, but now we want to go there ASAP.

Twisted-trad quartet Ruaile Buaile were there recently performing for a more-than-willing crowd, when they busted out the big guns and decided to play out their version of Mark McCabe’s cult-dance-hit ‘Maniac 2000’.

Niall, Jack, Arthur, and Shane use their Celtic rock roots to bring a banjo-driven update of the massive record, which in your mind probably shouldn’t work, but in reality works WAY better than it should have any right to.

Here’s hoping it becomes a regular part of their live set, as the lads tour around Ireland again (check out their performance dates to see when they’re near you) before heading off to America in early July.

Clip via Ruaile Buaile

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