The band sweeps the audience away into Scottish working class pubs, onto bustling Irish festivals and overseas, across the rough ocean. The vocals are variantly accompanied by fiddle, accordion, harmonica and tin whistle, deep Bodhrán rhythms as well as the consonance of the guitar and the banjo.
Although the band was founded as recently as 2016, the members have gained stage experience for many years before. Paddy is part of the Münster-based pop/folk band „Punch Drunk Poets“; Bianca has been a member of the „Kilkenny Band“. With her classic violin education Lea ist the melodic backbone of the band. Benedict has been on the road as a solo artist for several years and has gathered influences in the pubs of Edinburgh. Within the scene, the Scallywags are no more an unknown quantity: Concerts together with band such as „The O’Reilly‘s and the Paddyhats“, „Waldkauz“ and members of „Mr. Irish Bastards“ tell their own tales.
The music of the „Scarlet Scallywags“ exudes the spirit of many centuries, enriched with a few well-told stories.