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'Rackhouse Pilfer are a Fiery & Exciting, 
Alt-Country & Roots-Rock Band from Sligo Ireland'

The rise of  RACKHOUSE PILFER has been unstoppable. They were awarded 'Live Band of the Year' by Jagermeister & 'Best Folk' by Hotpress Magazine, soon after releasing their self-penned album 'Love & Havoc'. RACKHOUSE PILFER have become Festival favourites across Europe and have received rave reviews for their live shows, harmony vocals & original songs. After hearing their album 'Love & Havoc' Legendary Producer ETHAN JOHNS approached the band to work on two songs for TOM JONES latest album (including an IMELDA MAY duet). Currently they are working on their 3rd album which will be released in late 2016. RACKHOUSE PILFER are an incredible act best experienced live!

"Beer Flinging Banjo-Rock" - Shortlist Magazine UK 
“Stellar Roots Outfit, Superb original songs and a brilliant shit-kicking live band” - Hotpress Magazine
“The 6-piece Pilfers aren’t short of energy, they can play up a storm" - Irish Times

"9/10, Love & Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship"  Maverick (UK #1 Country & Americana Magazine)

Some 'Rackhouse Pilfer' highlights include;
-In 2015 Rackhouse Pilfer were invited by Super Producer ETHAN JOHNS (Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams) to work on 2 tracks for TOM JONES new album 'Long Lost Suitcase' (released 9/10/2015), including the single 'Honey, Honey', an IMELDA MAY duet.
-Awarded "LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR 2015" by Hotpress Magazine (Jagermiester Feezer Sessions).
-Awarded "BEST FOLK/TRAD 2015" by Hotpress Magazine (Readers’ Choice Award).

-Live performance on "The Ray Darcy Show", one of Irelands top chat shows, Jan 2016.
-They've released 2 albums 'Back to the Country' & 'Love and Havoc', the latter was recorded in Nashville where they worked with producer Brad Jones (Steve Earl, Josh Rouse and Bobby Bare Jr).
-RACKHOUSE PILFER have headlined some of Ireland's, UK's and Europe's biggest music festivals including La Roche France, Omagh Bluegrass, Body & Soul, Sea Sessions, Doolin Folk Festival, Great British Folk Festival, Country2Country O2 London, Country & Folk Festival Poland, Rendezvous Country Festival France, Versasca Country Festival Switzerland & many more.

-RACKHOUSE PILFER were Special Guests opening up for IMELDA MAY at Sligo Live Indie & Roots Festival & also for SEASICK STEVE at Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival.

-Invited to perform for the Irish President at his annual Summer Event celebrating Irish People & Culture.


RACKHOUSE PILFER write, record and perform all of their own songs. 

Their line-up is:
Leon Mooney – acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals,
Fiachra Cunningham – fiddle, dobro, and vocals,
Mark McGovern – tenor banjo, 5 string banjo and vocals,
Leslie Jones – mandolin and vocals,
Willie Kelly – acoustic guitar, drums and vocals,
Hugh Feely – double bass and vocals. 

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To Book Rackhouse Pilfer
Tel: Willie  +353 (0)87 6905401 (Or) Figs +353 (0)860774101