Our Story

The Dockside Saints are based out of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire  and play Irish rock, ska, country, and reggae inspired by bands like The Pogues, Great Big Sea, and The Dubliners. It's not uncommon for a fan to say that they sound like the Dropkick Murphy's. While the band primarily performs as 5-piece, they frequently perform as a trio to accommodate smaller venues.

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ron P. formed The Dockside Saints after spending several years with The Pubcrawlers of Portland, Maine. While Ron was with The Pubcrawlers he performed throughout New England and played at Washington DC’s Shamrock Fest where they opened for headliners, Flogging Molly (2007) and Great Big Sea (2008). With the help of Ron’s songwriting, the band recorded “One Too Many Again” which was rated among the top 10 Celtic Rock CD’s of 2008 by Paddy Rock Radio.

Melinda R. is a classically trained violinist who now focuses on Celtic fiddle music. Mel founded and teaches at Elm Street Music in Georgetown, Mass. She performs throughout the Greater Boston with Molly’s Misfits and several other groups. She is currently among the best fiddle players in the New England circuit.

Drummer Chris B. has been filling in on drums since the band's original drummer moved backed in England.