The south side of Chicago has a tough working class reputation, it’s also known for one of the largest populations of Irish people this side of the Emerald Isle. So it’s not entirely incongruous that a hard luck kid from the south side of town would choose to play traditional Irish folk music in pubs around the neighborhood. At 18, Anthony (T.) Duggins, was doing just that – playing pub favorites and covers of greats like Christy Moore, and Ewan MacColl. Before long his brother and his best friends were playing the original songs he had written as well, and so became The Tossers. The name was taken from an old slang term used for worthless British coins in Sean O’Casey’s play The Plough and the Stars. The coins became useless after the southern Irish Free State won independence from Britain, and started to print it’s own currency. The term tosser has since come to mean wanker, or it’s American equivalent, jag off.

The Tossers

T. Duggins - Vocals & Mandolin

Aaron Duggins – Whistle & Button Accordion

Emily Constantinou – Violin

Mike Pawula – Guitar

Peter Muschong – Bass

Bones – Drums

Smash The Windows (Victory Records, 2017)
The Emerald City (Victory Records, 2013)
On a Fine Spring Evening (Victory Records, 2008)
Gloatin’ and Showboatin’: Live on St. Patrick’s Day CD/DVD (Victory Records, 2008)
Agony (Victory Records, 2007)
The Valley of the Shadow of Death (Victory Records, 2005)
Purgatory (Thick Records, 2003)
Communication & Conviction: The Last 7 Years (Thick Records, 2001)
The First League Out From Land EP (Thick Records, 2001)
The Tossers/Citizen Fish split single (Thick Records, 2001)
Long Dim Road (Thick Records, 2000)
The Tossers/The Arrivals split single (Smilin Bob Records, 1998)
We’ll Never Be Sober Again (Folk You Records, 1996)
The Pint of No Return (1994)

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