The Peelers were formed in North Glengarry County in Eastern Ontario Canada in 1999. The band has evolved to become one of the most exciting and energetic Irish punk acts in Canada. Glengarry has always been a hub of Celtic culture, and songwriter Dave Barton in particular immersed himself in this rich legacy from youth. An area separated from New York State by the St. Lawrence River to the South, it was originally settled by gaelic immigrants who chose the name Glengarry in memory of home. The Peelers bow the rules of tradition, with their blend of rock, punk, & traditional Irish.