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We’re a group of people living in and around London town that run a celtic-punk gig collective. Thats the traditional folk music of the celtic nations (Ireland/Eire, Isle Of Man/Mannin, Scotland/Alba, Wales/Cymru, Cornwall/Kernow, Brittany/Breizh, Galicia/Galiza and Astures) mixed with rock’n’punk. We’re here to help bands with gigs and to promote celtic-punk and celtic music and culture. If you’re in a band and are interested in playing then get in touch with us. Come and get involved on a personal basis you don’t have to be of a celtic background or support Celtic!
Here’s a perfect example of what we mean by ‘Celtic-Punk’.
Celtic punk is punk rock mixed with traditional Celtic music. The genre was founded in the 1980s by The Pogues, a band of punk musicians in London who celebrated their Irish heritage. Celtic punk bands often play covers of traditional Irish or Scottish folk and political songs, as well as original compositions. Prevalent themes in Celtic punk music include politics, culture, drinking and working class pride.
The typical Celtic punk band includes a rock instrumentation as well as traditional instruments such as bagpipes, fiddle, tin whistle, accordion, mandolin, and banjo. Like Celtic rock, Celtic punk is a form of Celtic fusion. The term Celtic punk is usually used to describe bands who base their music in Irish or Scottish traditional music. It is considered part of the broader folk punk genre, but that term tends to be used for bands that use English, American and other forms of folk music as inspiration.
Celtic punk’s origin is in the 1960s and 1970s folk rock musicians who played electric folk in England and Celtic rock in Ireland and Scotland, as well as in more traditional Celtic folk bands such as The Dubliners and The Clancy Brothers. The Dunfermline, Scotland band The Skids were possibly the first UK punk band to add a strong folk music element, as they did on their 1981 album Joy. Around the same time in London England, Shane MacGowan and Spider Stacy began experimenting with a sound that became The Pogues. Their early sets included a mixture of traditional folk songs and original songs written in a traditional style but performed in a punk style. taken from Wikipedia
We will stand against discrimination of any kind and it will not be tolerated on any of London Celtic Punk’s platforms.
We are also a sort of unofficial Celtic supporters club for drunx, punx, vagabonds and layabouts! We get together for the big games otherwise we’re divided up among the many Supporters Clubs around town. check the ‘Celtic Pubs/Clubs in London’ section for the nearest one to you. Details of our activities will be posted here but for the real up to date stuff check out our Facebook page. Simply click on the link on the left or look on FB for LONDON CELTIC PUNKS if that link don’t work and ask to join the group.
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We’re on it but we are shit at it and we’re not doing it right at all but you can connect with us if you want so contact us to find out what we’re up to…
check out our recent posts by clicking either at the top of the column on the left or below depending on how you’re viewing the site! loads of record, film and gig reviews plus interviews with the stars of celtic-punk and other random pieces. got something you’d like to contribute or review? then please send it in. we are f’all without you…
All you need to find a suitable place to watch the Bhoys in action. spread right across London and the south-east so you’re never too far away from a friendly place and a decent pint!
Not just gigs but mainly just gigs! We need to know of any gigs going on so put us on yer mailing lists or just email us the details and we’ll stick it in there. We help promote gigs that aren’t ours so don’t be shy asking for help.
We’ve gathered up all the record reviews that have appeared on the blog and put them into one handy place where you can find them easier.
We’ve now got everything available now for sale via PayPal so head over to the page to see what’s available. We’ve a selection of t-shirts and stickers and other stuff that’s cluttering up my cupboards so get buying! All the money raised from the sales is ploughed straight back into the celtic-punk scene and goes towards putting the gigs on.