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07/03/2016 Video from the archives…

Here’s a video from Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies (as they were still known then) on Iona for the festival in 2014 – enjoy!

24/02/2016 Txintxo por Tatu album release!

Echadas a la Mar album cover

Txintxo por Tatu – “Echadas a la Mar” (HOTDROP003)

“Echadas a la Mar” – Out now!

The atmospheric recording from the midnight session in 2009 is finally available to all and sundry. Download Txintxo por Tatu’s first album here and pay whatever you want (yes, even NOTHING)!

!Disponible ahora! – “Echadas a la Mar”

Por fin aquella grabación nocturna del año 2009 tan llena de personalidad está disponible para todxs. Descarga el primer disco de Txintxo por Tatu aquí y paga lo que quiras (si, incluso NADA)!

16/02/2016 “Bricks and Feathers” in the Top 10 Spanish folk and americana albums of 2015!

“Un disco variado, fresco y divertido como pocos” – Mondo Sonoro

Los mejores discos de folk y americana nacional de 2015

12/01/2016 Happy New Year! Here’s what 2016 brings…

TayAaaah, fill up yer mug with a wee hot drop and see what we have in store for ye. Well as far as The Rubber Wellies are concerned, not alot for the first few months, funnily enough! But that’s just the way they like it at the moment – they’re trying to take it easy this winter. Touring only begins in England in April, followed by Ireland and Scotland in June/July, before festival season kicks off in August. Trying to take it handy – that’s the idea anyway! But there’ll still be gigs a plenty, all told, so keep an eye out to see if they are playing near you when the spring and summer come round.

Echadas a la Mar album coverMeanwhile Harry and Christophe will be busy with plenty of other proyects: writing, recording and sorting out the Hot Drop back catalogue for one. For this reason we are pleased to announce the release in February of Txintxo por Tatu‘s 2009 album “Echadas a la Mar”. It will be followed in March by their 2012 album “Vademécum”. More to come on that so watch this space!


21/12/2015 The Rubber Wellies – new name, new tees!

RW tee greenRW tee pinkTo celebrate the name change The Rubber Wellies have made some new T-shirts!

The cotton T-shirts designed by Kate Theodore are available in a range of colours and sizes: S/M/L (forest green, russet and daisy yellow) for the men and S/M/L (heather orange, light blue and chestnut) for the ladies. And as they’ve already got muddy boot prints all over them, you don’t have to worry about getting them dirty!

15/12/2015 Bird becomes Welly! HBATRW name change!

HBATRW - craic

Dear Hotdroppers. After 8 years, 3 albums and over 500 gigs, Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies will play their last ever concert together at the Hogmanay 2015 Folk of the Wood Ceilidh in London… But not to worry folks, they are not going away. As of 1st January 2016 they are simply shortening their name to The Rubber Wellies. Thus Harry will at last fulfil his ambition to join Christophe and company and become an official member of the gumboot crew. Vivan los Katiuskas! 

18/11/2015 ¡Presentación del nuevo disco de Harry Bird y los Rubber Wellies en diciembre!

Bricks and Feathers album cover (square)Fecha: viernes, 4 diciembre a las 21h / azaroan 4 ostegunan, 21etan.

Lugar: Hikaateneo, Bilbao.

Precio: 3€ la entrada. 7€ el disco – promoción unica!

¡Venid a disfrutar de una gran noche de canciones, bailes y…. el juego de las sillas! Tocarán los “Katiuskas” Harry y Kate con unos invitados de lujo: “Chokin’ Wolf” Jokin a la guitarra,  “Andrew Ash” Entzi al bajo y “Huge Stephen” Hugo a la percusión. Way aye man!

07/08/2015 Fantastic new Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies video

Here’s a live performance of “There’s a River”, masterfully shot by Simon O’Neill in Bewley’s Theatre, Dublin. Woo hoo!

[For more HBATRW videos and live performances click here]

01/05/2015 Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies release 3rd studio album


It’s available from the Hot Drop Shop in CD or digital format (wav, mp3 and all the rest o’ dem). Click on the gorgeous front cover by Maria Blackwell if you fancy a copy…

Bricks and Feathers album cover

BRICKS AND FEATHERS – Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies (HOTDROP006) 

18/03/2015 The Golden Vanity: a narrative reflection in images

Here’s a wonderful new video produced by the multimedia artist Kate Theodore for “The Golden Vanity”, B side of the “Kettle of Silver” vinyl single.