Offaly band perform unbelievable Irish trad cover of iconic dance anthem 'Maniac 2000'

Justin Kelly

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The staple of many teenage disco and Irish nightclub set at the turn of the millennium, Mark McCabe's Maniac 2000 was a heart-thumping, floor-filler of a generation. 

Released in the year 2000, the song quickly became an iconic anthem for that generation, and now stirs nightlife nostalgia for thousands. 

Now, Offaly trad band Ruaile Buaile have re-created the magic with an Irish trad version. Recorded over the St. Patrick's Day weekend in Dubai, where the Faithful four-piece were playing an Irish Village gig, the cover of Maniac 2000 is the best of both worlds.

From the blistering banjo to that familiar beat, this version is a winner - the perfect blend of Irish trad and dance culture. 

For more from the band, click here to visit their website.