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mandolin and coat hanger


 guitarist and fighter pilot


cowbell... oh yeah, and bass


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“Willin Fools is a band for people who kinda like a bit of music sometimes."

Tony, Balinamore

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Over the years, many talented musicians, affectionately known as "fools," have been part of the band, each contributing their unique flair.

Our story

The Willin' Fools are an Irish band renowned for their eclectic mix of folk, rock, and traditional Irish music. Formed in 1997 in Blackrock, Co. Louth, the band has carved out a unique niche in the music scene with their energetic performances and distinctive sound. Blending modern rock elements with traditional Irish instruments, The Willin' Fools create a musical experience that is both timeless and contemporary.

The Willin' Fools have built a loyal following through their electrifying live shows, celebrated for their infectious energy and crowd engagement. Whether playing in intimate pubs or on grand festival stages, the band always delivers performances that leave audiences wanting more. Their ability to connect with listeners through music and storytelling is a testament to their talent and dedication.

Over a span of 25 years, The Willin' Fools released eight albums, capturing the essence of their live performances and offering a mix of foot-stomping anthems, reflective ballads, and everything in between. 

Today, The Willin' Fools perform at gigs, weddings, and festivals abroad, continuing to share their love of music with audiences far and wide.

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