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Greenland Whalefishers started out in Bergen Norway in 1994, long before anyone had heard of bands like Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys. Combining british punk with celtic folk influences, the band soon became one of the most interesting post-pogues bands .

Almost two decades of touring all around the world, releasing seven full length albums, piles of singles and EPs and an uncountable number of split-releases, contributing with music to the movie “Boondock Saints – All Saints Day”, etc. places the underground folk punkers in Greenland Whalefishers as one of the worlds most credible celtic rock bands.

Greenland Whalefishers’ album “SONGS FROM the BUNKER” was rated to a fifth place by Shite N’ Onions on the list over the best Celtic Punk CDs in 2010. Shite N’ Onions also placed Greenland Whalefishers’ album “Loboville” on their list of the “10 BEST CELTIC PUNK ALBUMS EVER”, above artists like Dropkick Murphys and Shane MacGowan.

During the USA & UK Tour of 2010, Greenland Whalefishers recorded their set at a festival in England. “Live at Farmer Phil’s Festival” was released in april 2012 as LP on blue vinyl including download card for mp3. The album has received outstanding reviews.

Greenland Whalefishers have toured in the USA, Japan, England, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Poland, Czeck Republic, The Netherlands, Belgium etc, and will continue touring all over with more power and energy than ever on what may be called their never ending world tour. It is all this hard work and all the experience touring that has made critics applaud the bands albums and concerts saying;
” this is probably one of the best Celtic Punk bands you will ever see perform live “.


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  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 6:39pm Reply
  • vivahatex3

    De er fantastiske! Loboville er en så vakker sang.

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mvldk666

    mvl was here

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Tron1276

    a cousin of mine from norway is in this band! he said he met shane mcgowan and played the cd for him, and they got into a fight because shane was insisting the voice singing was his own. i assume shane was also very drunk, naturally.

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Namrepus79

    Greenland Whalefishers are coming to the UK next week! August 12th "The Gaff" London August 13th "Old Wharf" Birmingham August 14th "Farmer Phil's Festival" Shropshire Shrewsbury Do they sound like Shane MacGowan and The Pogues? Clearly influenced, but all critics today says Greenland Whalefishers has taken the heritage from The Pogues and developed it into something different and their own. Punk fanzines all over the world describes Greenland Whalefishers as The Pogues on speed or The Pogues turned up to eleven on attitude, speed and sound. More than 16 years on the road resulting in 4 singles, 2 EPs, 6 full-length albums and a number of split-releases, touring Japan, USA, England, Italy, Wales, Poland, Czeck Rep. contributing with music to the movie "Boondock Saints II All Saints Day" etc, has placed Greenland Whalefishers from Norway among Europe's leading Paddy Punk bands. More info, videos, music, pics and info at

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • keltoi21

    great get to the East Coast of the USA...please....

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Maler-Marius

    Arvid so sounds like the young shane :)

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • chris_sampson87

    The brand new 7 inch split from Greenland Whalefishers and The Tans is out today! We've got 2 new recordings from Norway's folk-punk veterans and 2 debut tracks from UK street punks The Tans. Click below to buy this now for just £2.00!

    6 Jan 2010 Reply
  • chris_sampson87

    Shameless self-promotion:

    22 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Celticpunk22

    This is one band I wouldn't mind hanging out with. They just seem like an awesome bunch of guys.

    29 Jul 2009 Reply
  • irishmusicfan51

    GWF are just a great fuckin band.Period.Loboville to me is a friggin Masterpiece.Not to mention they are very cool people.Any time i've asked them a question on myspace,they've answered.Why they aren't more well known,especially in The USA,is one of life's friggin mysteries.Everyone should listen to to hear other great bands like GWF that don't get nearly enough recognition for their musical abilities.

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • BrorT

    Well...?!? Keep it up! Great work, guys (and Agnes).

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Namrepus79

    If the singer sounds similar to Shane or not, is perhaps hard to decide. But, Shane was interviewd by norwegian radio when he last played in norway, and Greenland was support. They played a Greenland song and when the song was finnished, Shane was wondering from what Pogues album the song was picked... But then again, sadly, Shane is destroyed by all the drugs and alcohol. Anyhow, both The Pogues and Greenland Whalefishers are two great bands! Cheers!

    7 Feb 2009 Reply
  • massibhoy

    a shane wannabe singer, but honest

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • BostonIrish

    "The singer Arvid Grov sounds exactly like Shane Macgowan believe it or not." not. but still an ok band nonetheless.

    6 Jul 2008 Reply
  • dk-s

    >sabotagable > I mean, why is this one listened so much ?

    28 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Sinitsin

    He really does sound like Shane MacGowan.

    24 Jun 2008 Reply
  • sabotagable

    if you're talking about the song, its on Down and Out. fuckin great rock!

    23 Jun 2008 Reply
  • dk-s

    What happened with Ramones ? Is it on a compilation or something ?

    8 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Puc0

    One , two , three , four ,mary is a whore !

    17 Oct 2007 Reply
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