Dropkick Murphys is a group of American Celtic punk, originally from Quincy, adjacent to South Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 1996, the band mixes influences from traditional Irish music, hardcore punk, oi! and folk rock.
In his early days, the band included Mike McColgan (vocals) Ken Casey (bass, vocals), Rick Barton (guitar, vocals) and Matt Kelly (drums). Over the course of his career, Dropkick Murphys has earned an important reputation through numerous tours around the world and organizing the St. Patrick's Day weekends in Boston during which the band plays for seven days in a row. , and to which thousands of fans from around the world> attend each year>.
The group is also known for the revival of many traditional Irish songs, such as Finnegan's Wake, The Fighting 69th, Black Velvet Band or The Auld Triangle. Finally, he knows the commercial success with the album The Warrior's Code (2005) and in particular the tube I'm Shipping Up to Boston, multi-diffused on the American radios and used in the film of Martin Scorsese, Infiltrated (2006) .
The motto of the group evokes the importance of family and pride in its origins. He often presents himself as the voice of the workers and is very much involved in charity work in Massachusetts. In addition, several of the songs pay tribute to some missing persons, close or not to the training, like Sergeant Farrar, fan of the group and died in Iraq.