The Boxty Gang have a huge following in the US and Asia

The Salty Dog in Skerries will host a gig with a difference on March 9 as modern folk band The Boxty Gang perform as part of their nationwide whistle stop tour.

The musicians are finishing work on their debut album due for release this summer and hope the funds raised on the night will help finance its release.

A unique blend of modern Irish folk along with funk, American folk and Bluegrass has earned them a huge following in the US and Asia.

The band, with members from Balbriggan and Skerries, was runner up of the 2016 Michigan Irish Music Initiative and has also performed in Norway and Belgium.

Acting manager Josh O’Loughlin said: “In April, we are completing work on our debut album which is due to be released in early summer.

“From this, we will be working to secure dates at festivals throughout Europe and the States next year.

“In order to fund the completion of our album, we will be hosting some fundraising concerts throughout Ireland in early March in Skerries, Trim, Ennis, and Galway.”

A live version of their debut single ‘When I Returned to You’ performed in Belgium last November is available on YouTube and Facebook.

Josh said: “We’re hoping to draw a large crowd to The Salty Dog to help fund the album. We’ll be having the craic that night for sure.”

Listen to the track below: