Irish Bassists: Am I alone?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mossiebass, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Mossiebass


    Nov 15, 2012
    Cork, Ireland
    It really seems like I'm the only Irish person on this site.
    Anyway, post your basses if you're here :D
    Warwick thumb BO 4, picked up for 800 quid last week ;)
    Mark Hoppus bass, with Ampeg 410HE and GK Backline 210
    Epiphone EB-0 SG Pelham Blue
  2. PWV

    PWV Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I'll be going on a horseback-riding tour in Cork this summer! *But besides playing now in a Celtic-punk band now and having a grandfather immigrate from Sligo I reside in NW Corner of the US.
  3. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I am part Irish. My grandmother came to the US from Cork. I am also English, Canadian and Portuguese.
  4. nickbass79


    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    My Grandfather(from Leitrim) and Grandmother(from Portumna) came from Ireland. I still have cousins and have visited the old family farm/now golf course. We stayed in Cork as well and really liked it. We ate at Greens restaurant at the end of that ally with the waterfall. The wife, parents and I are all planning a trip next year for the holidays.
  5. I suppose i'm 1/4 Irish, if that counts. My late grandfather was Irish, before coming to Canada. My remaining 3/4 is Acadian French.
  6. BassSurfer

    BassSurfer Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2006
    Brooklyn & Queens, NYC
    I think he means people who are actually 100% Irish, being born, raised, and still living in he country. :bassist:
  7. hey Mossiebass, I was just over in Ireland in October - my father's father's side is from Waterford and Cork. I got to Dublin and Waterford, not Cork (a short trip). I plan to get to Cork in April or so - or at least that's my hope. :bassist:

    oh, and my basses:





    Sep 12, 2005
    100% Irish and still living here, just north of the border in Co.Down. Up Down!!!! (Not that I care for football, I just like to confuse our American friends here). Don't post here much anymore, more often on
  9. phillybass101


    Jan 12, 2011
    Endorsing Artist: Tecamp Bass Players Gear, Bartolini Emerging Artist
    My grandfather was from Ireland and the rest of my family history is obvious. My name: Walt Finnerty (no Joke) LOL!!!!! Pictured with my two Brubaker Brutes. MJXSC5 and MJX5. Awesome affordable basses IMO.

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  10. well, I'd always heard about the "black Irish" :bassist:

    my band includes a Murphy and a Cavanagh, so we're majority Irish background at least:

  11. phillybass101


    Jan 12, 2011
    Endorsing Artist: Tecamp Bass Players Gear, Bartolini Emerging Artist
    LOL!!! Yeah I'm legitimate. Not a gov't name as they say here. I like to drink, party and tell tall tales as well as play a mean and funky bass.
  12. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    What's the best bass for Celtic-punk?:)
  13. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Hi Chuck,
    Still rockin' that Genz 3.0 combo I see.
  14. Yeah really. Asking an American message board for Irish people is like asking for tacos in Mexico.
  15. Mossiebass


    Nov 15, 2012
    Cork, Ireland
    Not into football much either :smug: Why basschat?
  16. Mossiebass


    Nov 15, 2012
    Cork, Ireland
    Sweet, big fan of punk :D
  17. Mossiebass


    Nov 15, 2012
    Cork, Ireland
    Nice basses everyone!
  18. hey jlepre - I use that little amp all the time. I've been playing with/thru the PA a lot and the Genz has a great DI out, meanwhile it's the monitor as well. I use "big" amps too some of the time, but I'd guess that 3.0 has gotten more work than any other single amp since I got it. :bassist:

    you still rockin' that Bongo?
  19. Mal1905


    Jan 10, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    What gives you that impression?

    I was born, bred and buttered here and, apart from a stint living in England, have lived in either Sligo or Dublin :)
  20. Born and raised in Kilronan on Inishmore.