INTERVIEW: Tim Brennan of The Dropkick Murphys on of Touring and The Success of “Shipping Up To Boston”


Ghost Cult caught up with long-time Dropkick Murphys Guitarist/Multi-instrumentalist/and Backing Vocalist Tim Brennan recently to discuss the bands’ current tour including the return of their St. Patrick’s Day (and week) shows in their hometown of Boston! We chatted about Tim’s career in music, how he initially joined the band after selling merch for them, his path to the band now as their guitarist, how his joining the band coincided with the hit song “Shipping Up To Boston,” how much The Accordion rules, touring with Rancid and returning to touring in general, and new Dropkicks music on the way.


Interview by Ghost Cult Keefy ( Video editing by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography (​​​​). Theme music by Salted Wounds (


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