What’s On- Upcoming Gigs And Events


we’ll try and update this page as often as possible but sometimes we’ll need a kick up the arse so feel free to do so!

please let us know of anything coming up by using the ‘Contact Us’ page above

nearest date’s atthe top and scroll down…

all the time

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

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.

29/30 September 2017

paddy-wagon-17The plan is in and whether we all make it is debatable but Paddy Wagon 2017 here we come. A load of bands that we may never get to see in London plus The Real McKenzies who seem to have given up on us here makes this a must go. Give us a shout and we’ll add you to the list of people interested and let you know the details a bit nearer the time. With The Rumjacks, Fiddler’s Green, Paddy And The Rats, The Porters, The Moorings, The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats and so much more this is going to be one hell of a weekend away!

Friday 29th September 2017

A brand new album from the pride of the London Irish THE BIBLE CODE SUNDAYS!!!!

I’m telling you that they don’t come more London Irish than these Bhoys and their 4th album ‘Walk Like Kings’ is coming out soon and the album release date will be at The Claddagh Ring, 10 Church Road, Hendon, London NW4 4EA.

Be careful though as it’s a bit out of the way so check transport details before you leave. Nearest tube station is Hendon Central and nearest rail station is Hendon.

Loads of special guests and entrance is a tenner on the door. Starts 8-30pm and lasts till the early hours.

Saturday 30th September 2017

DERVISH at the Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Blacks Road, Hammersmith, W6 9DT. Doors 7.30pm. £16 / £14 conc. Nearest tube is Hammersmith just a couple of minutes walk away. Described by BBC Radio Three as ’an icon of Irish music’ one of Ireland’s greatest traditional Irish bands. Featuring the beguiling voice of Cathy Jordan and the awesome talents of five leading Irish musicians. For the past 20 years Dervish, live in concert, has been taking the world by storm!

Tickets here.

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Like buses here’s two great gigs on the same night!

We present in collaboration with Urbankelt The Pogue Traders treading the boards 35 years to the day The Pogues took the stage as Pogue Mahone at the same venue in Kings Cross. It may not be as seedy and the beer has certainly got more expensive but The Water Rats is still pretty much as it was then despite the best intentions of countless owners since. Support is from a man we have featured on these pages countless times and we are delighted to have Paul Mad Dog McGuinness of the Popes and friends supporting. All details regards tickets to be sorted out soon so keep an eye on the Facebook event or here. The Water Rats at 328 Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross, WC1X 8BZ London is just a couple of minutes walk from Kings Cross station so easy to get to from just about anywhere!


Pogues contemporys The Men They Couldn’t Hang play at Nells Jazz And Blues Cafe, 3 North End Crescent, West Kensington, London W14 8TG. Nearest Tube – West Kensington. Tickets £20 face value.

Saturday 7th October 2017

Sick of hearing ‘Galway Girl’? If not then Sharon Shannon and band in concert at the London Irish Centre, 50 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. Doors at 19:30 and admission £24/22 (£22/20 online). Tickets here.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the Ireland’s greatest musicians take the stage!

Thursday 12th October 2017

FEROCIOUS DOG are the biggest thing in English celtic-folk-punk. Check them out at The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Rd, Putney, London SW15 1EU. Nearest tube is Putney Bridge and nearest rail is Putney.

It’s a intimate venue with great sound and after their triumphant gig earlier this year at The Garage one we are all looking forward to. With songs that are deeply personal they lead a tribe of dedicated fans who identify with their family ethos.

Tickets here.

Wednesday 18th October 2017

modern day Irish trad folk band LANKUM are brewing a storm in the folk scene by wearing a Crass t-shirt. Ooh I hear you all say but they are very good. You may remember them when they changed their name to LYNCHED before they changed for some reason or other. They play at Camden Dingwalls in the middle of Camden market. Tickets here.

Saturday 21st October 2017

they got a new album and while it doesn’t reach the heights of some of their previous LP’s it’s still well worth a listen. THE WATERBOYS play the London Palladium, 1-4 Argyll St, London W1F 7LD and tickets are available from here or try the venue site.

Tuesday 24th- Monday 30th October 2017

Massive traditional Irish music festival RETURN TO CAMDEN TOWN takes place for the 19th time.

London’s internationally-renowned traditional Irish music, song and dance festival RETURN TO CAMDEN TOWN is back for the 19th year. Organised by IMDL (Irish Music and Dance in London) who promote traditional Irish arts across London.

Line up so far includes: Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn/ Noel Hill/ The Bonny Men/ Gatehouse (feat. John Wynne, John McEvoy, Jacinta McEvoy and Rachel Garvey)/ Mick O’Brien, Aoife Ní Bhríain and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail/ Dan Brouder and Angelina Carberry/ Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne/ Claire and Sinéad Egan/ Andrew Mac Namara, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn/ Star of Munster Céilí Band/ Jerry O’Reilly and more tba.

Web site here and Facebook here.

Saturday 11th November 2017

Legendary Irish musician ANDY IRVINE at the Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Blacks Road, Hammersmith, W6 9DT. Doors 7.30pm. £15 / £13 conc. Tickets here. The founder of Ireland’s legendary band ‘Planxty’ and a member of the Irish Super-Group, ‘Patrick Street’ Andy is one of the most dynamic singers, guitar and mandolin players you are ever likely to hear and one of the most highly regarded folk singers in the world. Performing Irish traditional songs and dexterous Balkan dance tunes, Andy magically creates an exciting new fusion of Irish and World music.


Belfast punx THE DEFECTS play the 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, central London W1D 1LL with a packed support line up and tickets here.


Ireland’s #1 Ballad band coming over the water to us again. Is it 55 years now or something? More dates added all the time so keep an eye on here for new London dates and venues near you.

Saturday 11th November

The Norbury Hotel, 1300 London Road, Norbury London SW16 4 DG

Thursday 9th November 2017

The London Irish Centre in Camden at 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

Friday 17th November 2017

THE UNDERTONES are back with a gig at KOKO in Camden literally just across the road from Mornington Crescent tube station. Full address is 1A Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 and tickets available from the venue or here.


Yes a decade after their only London show stars of the Celtic-Punk scene FLATFOOT 56 are back in London. All the way from South Chicago, Illinois they are comparable to the Dropkick Murphys or Flogging Molly in the same breadth! FLATFOOT 56’s live experience also features an improvised set list, an array of seamless instrument juggling (from guitar to mandolin and bagpipes and back around again), and an awe-inspiring crowd participation “wall of death” mosh pit while showcasing the band’s grab bag of musical influences from Oi! and punk to folk and traditional Irish Celtic sounds.
Support acts for the Kingston and London gigs are THE LAGAN and MATILDA’S SCOUNDRELS and two solo acts ANDREW PALEY from PAPER AND PLASTICK and WARSHY from CRAZY ARM with DJ GREENFORD BHOY taking us into the night playing all yer favourite Irish, rock, rebel and folk.

Sunday 26th November 2017

Flatfoot 56 arrive in Heathrow from Chicago and hightail across to Kingston in sorta South London (but say that to anyone in K-Town!) to grace the stage at one of our favourite venues The Cricketers in Kingston. Doors at 7pm sharp. The Cricketers, 20 Fairfield South, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2UL. Tel. 0208 549 4394. Venue web site here. Plenty of parking in front of the venue and it’s onlya short walk from the rail station. The music venue is upstairs and the sound here is quite simply superb! It’s £6 in but if interest is high we will put tickets on sale at sometime. Join the Facebook event here.

Monday 27th November 2017

To be held at TChances in North London, 399 Tottenham High Road , London, N17 6QN. Just a short walk from Seven Sisters tube on the Victoria line or White Hart Lane/ Tottenham Hale rail stations. Buses galore. The venue is opposite Tottenham Police Station and has ample free parking. Facebook event here. Tickets are £7 in advance more on the door.


Thursday 7th- Friday 8th December 2017

The now annual Christmas The Men They Couldn’t Hang gigs are announced. Two nights at Londons premier roots club. Situated just a couple of minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road tube on the Central line. Venue web-site here. Tickets from here and here.

Sunday 11th February 2018

Galley Beggar are at the forefront of the UK Folk Rock scene and play the New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS. Roughly 200m from New Cross Gate tube/ rail station and 500m from New Cross tube/ rail station. £7 in and tickets from here.

Sunday 11th March 2017

At 2 1/2 hours long SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS- THE STORY OF THE DUBLINERS is well worth yer money. Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns with an even bigger production. The show brings to life the music of Ireland’s favourite sons ‘The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life.

At the Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX. Two minutes walk from Leicester Square tube station (Northern & Piccadilly lines), and ten minutes walk from Charing Cross mainline station. Tickets from here.

St Patrick’s Weekend 2018

‘St Patrick’s Day Irish Invasion’ sees a free gig at The Dev (Devonshire Arms), 33 Kentish Town Road
London NW1 8NL. Nearest tube is Camden. A shed load of Irish extreme metal bands from Galway, Belfast, Dublin and Camden heading to London. Live music from 7pm till 11 and bar open till 2am. Facebook event here.

send us yer Paddy’s Day gig listings!!

Saturday 14th April 2018

Formed in Belfast in 1977 Ulster punk rockers THE OUTCASTS play the New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, South London SE14 6AS. Big support bill and tickets 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- Upcoming 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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