The Peelers were formed in North Glengarry County in Eastern Ontario Canada in 1999, and are now based out of Montreal. The band has evolved to become one of the most exciting and energetic Celtic punk acts in Canada. Glengarry has always been a hub of Celtic culture, and original members immersed themselves in this legacy from youth. An area separated from New York State by the St. Lawrence River to the South, it was originally settled by Gaelic immigrants who chose the name Glengarry in memory of home. The Peelers bow the rules of tradition, with their blend of punk rock & traditional Irish music.
Over the past 17 years the band has performed at pubs, clubs, festivals, theatres, arenas, alehouses, snowboarding championships, barrooms, beer gardens, cocktail lounges, inns, public houses, saloons, and taverns throughout North America. The current lineup has performed, or shared bills with every major act in the genre, including Flogging Molly, The Mahones, members of The Pogues and Dropkick Murphys to name a few.
A brand new 13 track album, entitled ‘Palace of the Fiend' is set for release in January 2017. The new album features contributions from an impressive list of guests, including Johnny Fay (The Tragically Hip), Finny McConnell (The Mahones), Alan Snoddy (ex-Stars, Tommy Youngsteen, Bellwoods), The Queen of Ska - Lorraine Muller (Kingpins, Lo and the Magnetics, Les Handclaps), Paddy Taylor (Planet Smashers) and others.
The Peelers - Going Down Swingin'