Two Time Polka

Award winning Cork roots band, Two Time Polka, are proud to announce the release of their sixth CD “Border Radio”. Recordings for this album started in 2018, with a planned release for 2020 but little did we know what the world had in store.

It’s Irish-Cajun, bluegrass, rockabilly neo-folk with requisite swamp sizzle.”

No Depression Magazine USA

Robbie Barron recorded and mixed all tracks, and along with adding his vocals, he played a multitude of instruments on the album.

The title “Border Radio”, was inspired by an imaginary road trip, which crossed many country and cultural borders, heartening back to a time when you could tune your radio into local stations and hear music from the region.

As typical of a Two Time Polka CD, it covers a wide range of musical styles, including Columbian cumbia, Brazilian choro, Cajun and Country music.

“A seamless mix of Irish/American/French idioms.”

Rock N Reel Magazine UK

Between the start and completion of the album, our singer, Aaron Dillon, left to live and work in Spain but his impassioned vocals can be heard on the track La Zeniada. Caoilian Sherlock was a willing replacement for Aaron, and along with his unique vocal style he contributed one of his own songs, I’ll Be a Fool for You, to the project.

The band will play at a number of festivals this summer in Ireland and abroad to promote the CD.

    • Kilkenny Roots Festival – May 4th
    • Caherciveen Mountain Roots Festival – May 5th
    • Cherrytree Bar, Walkinstown, Dublin – May 18th
    • Coughlan’s Roots Festival, Cork City – May 19th
    • Ireland BikeFest, Killarney – May 31st – May 19th
    • Strings ’n Things Festival, Clashmore, Co. Waterford – June 2nd
    • Michael Dwyer Festival, Allihies, Co. Cork – June 7th
    • Armagh 7 Hills Blues Festival – Aug 2nd
    • Music & Arts Festival, Caherciveen – Aug 4th
    • Eats & Beats, Killarney – Aug 4th
    • Paulusfeesten, Ostend, Belgium – Aug 17th

    The CD can be purchased at our gigs or online at from April 15th.