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Dropkick Murphys

Al Barr vocals 

Ken Casey bass guitar & vocals 

Matt Kelly drums, vocals 

James Lynch guitar, vocals 

Marc Orrell guitar, piano, vocals 

Tim Brennan accordion, mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals 

Scruffy Wallace bagpipes 



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The Dropkick Murphys song "I'm Shipping Up To Boston", off the album The Warrior's Code, is featured prominently, several times in the new hit film by Martin Scorsese: The Departed!

The disc bows with tributes to the fallen: written for and dedicated to the band's friend Greg 'Chickenman' Riley, "Your Spirit's Alive" also remembers Boston Bruin great Ace Bailey and hockey standout Mark Bavis who perished on United Airlines flight 175 on Sept. 11, 2001. "Last Letter Home," salutes American serviceman and Dropkick Murphys fan Sgt. Andrew Farrar, who died on his 31st birthday January 28th, 2005. Shortly before his death in a letter he sent home, Farrar requested the Dropkick Murphys' version of "Fields of Athenry" be played at his funeral should anything happen to him while he was in Iraq. In addition to blending excerpts from that very letter into "Last Letter Home," the band was present at Farrar's funeral and played "The Fields Of Athenry" on the pipes as the casket entered the church.

The Warrior's Code also marks the second time the Dropkick Murphys have set a previously unused Woody Guthrie lyric to music. Approached three years ago by Guthrie's daughter, Nora (whose son is a Dropkicks fan), with the prospect of putting some of her legendary father's unpublished lyrics to music, the band produced the hard-charging "Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight," from which the title of 2003's Blackout was taken. The Warrior's Code features "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" written around a whimsical lyric about a sailor who lost his wooden leg in Boston. "When Nora gave us the green light to go through the archives and take we wanted," says vocalist/bassist and founding member Ken Casey...

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