Spud were an Irish folk-rock band from Dublin that released two albums on Philips during 1974 and 1975, followed by a third on 3 Beats-subsidiary Release Records in 1977.

Members: Michael Smith (vocals, bass), Don Knox (vocals, fiddle, viola, harmonica), Dermot O’Connor (vocals, electric guitar, mandolin, harp, 1973-?), Austin Kenny (mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, recorder, 1973-?), Bal Kennedy (mandolin, autoharp, vocals, 1979-80), Jimmy Gibson (guitar, vocals, 1979-80), Don Harris (drums, vocals, 1979-80)


  • A Silk Purse (1974)
  • The Happy Handful (1975)
  • Smoking on the Bog (1977)

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