Related Information for Ballydowse They call themselves a Celtic rock punk band. The Chicago Reader calls it shit-kicking Celtic crunch punk. That's a bit closer to the truth. Ballydowse isn't like anything you've heard before. The Celtic part is far from traditional; this is not a new age/envision green dewy hills sound. Instead it's a careful combination of the best of British punk and Irish jams Mekons-style. The story gets more interesting from there. Ballydowse is a nine piece band of folks.. read more