What’s On- Gigs And Events


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THE BIBLE CODE SUNDAYS as the most prolific band in the scene you’re never far from a BCS show! just click here for their latest up-to-date gig list.

THE CRAICHEADS are another fantastic London Irish band who play regular gigs around town so look them up here to find out their next one!

THE REELS also regulars on the London Irish pub circuit here

London Irish Celtic Punk band THE LAGAN gig every so often and in case i missed something here

Celtic-Americana band FOLLOW THE CROWS are often found treading the boards in London somewhere  here

What’s Cookin’ host weekly (sometimes more!) shows of alternative-folk and country and all sorts of other stuff we heartily approve of. Worth checking out here

As well as these it is always worth checking the web-sites of the London Irish Centre in Camden here and the newly re-opened and re-furbished Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith here and of course the London Welsh Centre in Kings Cross here


Friday 28th September 2018

Keep an eye out for ‘Black 47’ – the Great Hunger action thriller movie is released in UK cinemas today. Will be running for the next few weeks so check your local press.

Friday 9th November 2018

Derek Warfield And The Young Wolfe Tones play Whelans Bar, 13-15 Selsdon Road, Croydon CR2 6PW. Here.

14th-24th November 2018

The legendary WOLFE TONES are back for their 55th anniversary tour of England, Scotland and Wales. One of the last of Ireland’s great ballad bands their is simply no one better at what they do around anymore. Here are the London dates announced so far. More local dates are sure to be announced so keep an eye out here or on the Tones web-site.

The Wolfe Tones are one of Ireland’s leading bands and have a career spanning 55 years. Their live shows and songs are a celebration of Ireland’s heritage and history and they include many number One Hits. With 55 years of performing, the Wolfe Tones entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2018 and continue to be one of Ireland’s biggest Box Office Attractions. They are also successful  recording artists with millions of  streaming, downloads and record sales in their 55 year career. In short, they are a living Irish legend of ballads, folk and traditional Irish music.

14-15th: Two nights at the London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Sq, Camden.

24th: The Norbury Hotel in Croydon.

Check for availability for all dates here as some have already sold out! Wolfe Tones web site here.

Thursday 15th November 2019

The legendary Finbar Furey performs at the Union Chapel in Islington. Nearest tube station is Highbury And Islington station. Venue web-site here. Tickets here.

Thursday 22nd November 2018

A night of foot-stomping folk tunes from Sheelanagig supported by The Drystones at the home of British folk music Cecil Sharp House. Tickets are £15 from here. Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road,  London NW1 7AY. 10 minutes walk from Camden Town underground station.

Sunday 2nd – Monday 3rd December 2018

The Bhoys are back in town!!! Yes FLOGGING MOLLY are back and playing 2 nights at the Shepherds Bush Empire. We are all going on the 3rd as that’s the night THE LAGAN are opening the show but at only £15 a ticket there’s nothing stopping you from doing both nights! The Empire is on Shepherd’s Bush Green, White City, London W12 8TT.


Thursday 13th December 2018

Scandinavian bluegrass metal punks STEVE’N’ SEAGULLS are back in London again with a raucous set of banjo led speed bluegrass metal and punk covers down at The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, Highbury East, London N5 1RD.

Folk-Punk pioneers NEW MODEL ARMY always play at Christmas so if you fancy paying for their kids Christmas presents then they take the stage at the Forum in Kentish Town.

Friday 14th/ Saturday 15th December 2018

THE MEN THEY COULDNT HANG play their now regular double header at The Borderline in Central London. This always sells out so be sure to dive in quickly to get your ticket.  Nearest tube station is Tottenham Court Road. Tickets 14th here. Tickets 15th here.

Friday 21st December 2019

The world’s #1 Pogues tribute band The Pogue Traders play their annual Christmas Hoolie piss-up at The Dublin Castle in Camden. Not only that but they got the wonderful Follow The Crows in support!!!

“The Pogue Traders – our favourite ‘tribute’ band (a term that doesn’t do the Official Pogues approved interpreters of all things Pogue Mahone any kind of justice) are back for their pretty much annual Dublin Castle Christmas hoolie…and tonite if you pull yer fingers out you can get in for a mere fiver with our early bird tickets…there’s only 50 so be quick to assure your place here at THE Christmas Party of the year for just the price of a pint of Guinness…
The Pogue Traders will perform the wonderful, poetic, genius music of The Pogues in 2 50 minute sets from just after 9.00pm, there really isn’t a better night out… and to make the most of that festive fun you gotta be with us at 8pm for Follow The Crows.”  Tickets here.

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Yule and Christmas, yet again, are coming nearly at the same time this year!!! Celebrate the Winter Solstice and build another bridge between the ‘old’ traditions and the ‘new’, to be happy, merry, possibly drunk and give each other silly presents, get yourself some ‘pagan speedfolk’ courtesy of London band PerKelt.
In the search for the perfect venue that would fit our needs for “kinda intimate” but “kinda epic” space, where we can all get crazy but also focused, we found the Hope and Anchor in Highbury and Islington. Safely in the basement, with great sound and proper rock feel to it, with separate bar so you can enjoy the whole show without any distractions or having to leave whenever you need (yet another) drink, easy to get to aaand easy to get back home… this one ticks it all!!! Tickets here.

Friday 25th January 2019

The Rumjacks are on tour throughout the UK so be sure to check out their tour schedule and see them live. For Londoners they play the Camden Underworld so no better venue really. So far only support announced is the utterly brilliant Matilda’s Scoundrels and with more to come too. Great view if you’re a shortarse and the only big venue in London where the beer is cheaper than the local pubs (though still extortionate). We’ll be meeting for a pre-gig jar or two in the Devonshire Arms if you would like to join us. Check the FB event here. Tickets £15 here but if you in the local area you can buy them in the pub next door The Worlds End across the bar without any fecking extra charges.

Friday 26th April 2019

The first dates of 2019 are for the kings of Celtic-Punk returning to these shores with a short but comprehensive tour taking in Brixton Academy again. Facebook event here.

Saturday 25th May 2019


Canadian folk-punkers THE DREADNOUGHTS are back in England for a couple of festivals so inbetween find time to play London at the New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS. One part roaring sea shanty, one part haunting folk melody, and a solid chaser of gut-crunching street punk:The Dreadnoughts are Vancouver’s biggest, baddest, drunkest, punkest folk band. Since their humble beginnings in 2006, drinking and playing in the roughest dive bars in the city, the Dreadnoughts have built a large and loyal following in Vancouver. They are often recognized as one of the best live bands in the city. They embrace the old-school destructive chaos of live punk, and they don’t stop until the audience is exhausted, sweaty, happy, and usually pissed to the gills. Venue here Tickets £10 here



these are all the events we have put on down the days. for a much more detailed version of this go our Past Gigs section here




Go Set

CundeezVegBarColour (2)

Neck Gig


Pogues at WR

NYE Firkin




Hydropaths Gig



wakes cock

RUM Flyer



Bryan Mac

Connolly Association

Celtic Punk Invasion

Saturday 29th November 2014



Paul McGuinness Benefit Gig

tchances 4
Neck North London Punx Picnic 2013 gig

2 thoughts on “What’s On- Gigs And Events

  1. Robin Swan November 20, 2015 at 4:31 pm Reply

    The Lagan was a trio from Glasgow: my friend Billy Patton and his brother and the ‘owd crooner Arther Johnson…does the new London Irish punk band called the Lagan know this?


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