We’ll show the World we’re drinkers on Arthur’s Day. Not gentlemen or thinkers on Arthur’s Day. We’ll puke in our hands and piss where we stand, and we’ll fill the A&E wards, we’ll binge and minge talk shite all night in Ireland in our hordes on Arthur’s Day. We’ll reinforce the stereotype on Arthur’s Day, […]

Another track from The Waterboys’ anti-booze marketing binge concept E.P   ‘Twas Arthur’s Day in Dublin and the streets ran green with puke I met the ghost of Willie Yeats and he fixed me with a look ‘Twas Arthur’s Day in Dublin and the streets ran gold with piss Said Yeats, “to think that Emmett […]

(The Waterboys’ A Song for Arthur’s Day) The Irish Sun reports: “Arthur’s Day will be scrapped next year following a major public backlash, the Irish Sun can reveal. … after stinging criticism — including from singer Christy Moore who wrote a song condemning the event — the brewing giant has informed companies involved in organising […]

Further to Mike Scott’s song on the same subject… Diageo Diageo have mounted a Crusade Creating Arthur’s Day they’ve suckered us into their charade Start ’em off on Alco-Pops tastes just like lemonade Get ’em into the hit while they’re young and none the wiser Diageo pump the volume up on Arthur’s Day With The […]

This afternoon Dublin-based rock and folk legend Mike Scott joined flexi-elbowed Steve Wickham for a launch busk of The Waterboys’ new album Modern Blues outside the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.. Modern Blues, recorded in Nashville is the first  work by Mike since his slaying of Arthur’s Day. Pre-order here (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)