In 1997, an exciting new band emerged from the Los Angeles music scene. They played a unique mixture of punk rock, traditional Celtic music, and Irish folk. They went on to become a staple of the folk punk scene. Their name: Flogging Molly. A crucial part of their sound: the accordion. The accordion is mostly associated with traditional folk and classical music; however, it also has its place in pop, rock, jazz, and even death metal.