If you are looking for long-bearded, white- shirted, well-groomed irish gentlemen, if you are tickled by the idea of rip-roaring dance, or a captivating rhythm, if you like cards games, gangster films and whiskey, you should pick up your tie, your best hat from your grand father, or possibly your grand-grand father would suit the atmosphere, and go to the next Eskies’s gig.
This impressive Dublin band is composed by Ian Bermingham – Guitar/Vocals, Tim George – Bass/Vocals, Steven Kearney – Drums/Vocals, Rob Murphy – Mandolin/Guitar, Sean O’Reilly – Guitar/Vocals.
Their great talented music expression is inspired by old school folk, mixed to a new, irish version of balcanic/gipsy music (aka Goran Bregovic, Gogol Bordello).
They defined their own music as “sea-soaked gipsy folk” and I personally think there is no other better way to give a name to their remarkable and rare style.
It is all a matter of taste and I suggest that even if you think you might not like this band, you still might like this band. Stay fresh and give it a go.
Their next gig is on at the Button Factory on the 15th of August.
Their debut song “Fever” sticks to your memory and enchant your feet to an unleashed dance and your tongue to an incoherent but catchy singing, just like while you are listening to that song you suddenly feel like you having fever for real.

Their last gig at the Button Factory was a fundraising gig, pay-what-you-want, band contest and it was just really impressive.
Everything seemed to be accorded to their music, from the tickets, to the flyers, to the big wheel at the entrance, which you had to make roll to sort out which amount to pay at the door.
It was well prepared and incredibly believable, as you could literally breath their gipsy-folk wave and everyone in there was comfortably wearing crazy hats and long beards.
The atmosphere was warm and the Button Factory was literally crowded, seemed to me, maybe cause of a couple of drinks more than usual, the colours and the lights were all fading and shading exactly to suit that little carnival the gig became.
The gig was opened by a band called the Blue Heaven, following the Eskies folk on a different frequency.
The Eskies are highly recommended, for their style and certainly their music.