Why did they choose the name Flogging Molly?

Why did they choose the name Flogging Molly?

Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names? Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it. We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene. Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s everybody’s favorite Irish folk-punk act Flogging Molly.

According to legend, the Irish punkers got their start playing every Monday night at an Irish pub in Los Angeles called Molly Malone’s.  They played there so often lead singer Dave King said it was like flogging a dead horse, and next thing you know, a band name was born.

Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: No Fun At All

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