Tina Daunt

Dropkick Murphys 2015

Dropkick Murphys Voice Support for Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley

Punk musicians are a prickly bunch and Irish punks may be the prickliest and most anti-establishment of all. The Massachusetts-based American Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys, however, has found a politician to admire in Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, who just happens to moonlight in a Celtic rock band himself. Dropkick Murphys’ members this week tweeted their approval of O’Malley’s use of their platinum hit, “Shipping Up to Boston,” saying the candidate “stands up for working people.”

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