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UPDATED 9th SEPTEMBER 2020
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. Their latest residency is at Vince Power’s new venue The Fiddler, 229 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JG every Sunday from 4:30pm.
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 ‘Psycho-Ceilidh’ band NECK are one of the original crowd of Celtic-Punk bands and still gigging regularly’ 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
One of the brightest and best new bands on the scene are CROCK OF BONES who are starting to really make a name for themselves and beginning to gig regularly too 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
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Try to patronise Irish venues as much as possible and support the Irish community rather than those that would seek to only make money out of us.
EVERYTHING BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION SO ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE YOU TRAVEL.
Friday 25th September – Saturday 26th September 2020
THE DUBLIN LEGENDS play two nights at Nell’s, 3 North End Crescent, W14 8TG.
Saturday 3rd October 2020
It may not be fashionable to be fans of cover bands but sometimes it;s all you got and if its done well then f’ the begrudgers. CASH have been playing an authentic tribute to the man in black now for years, I’ve seen these guys before and they are top-notch and on their UK tour in the Autumn they will be performing the infamous Johnny Cash prison albums. NOT TO BE MISSED. The gig is at the Islington Academy opposite Angel tube. Tickets are under £20 from here.
Tuesday 6th October 2020
THE BOOMTOWN RATS play the London Palladium, Argyll Street, W1F 7TF.
Friday 9th October 2020
John Dunne’s play MacSwiney is performed at the West London Trades Union Club, 33/35 High Street, W3 6ND. ‘Play to mark the centenary of the death of Terence MacSwiney who died while on hunger strike in Brixton Gaol on the 25th October 1920 after 74 days of starvation at the hands of the British authorities.’ http://www.irish-theatre.com/
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS BENJAMINGS CLAN ON TOUR FROM CZECH REPUBLIC
Yes sadly both dates for the BENJAMING’S CLAN tour have fallen foul of the ‘clampdown’. As you can imagine being in a band is a very precarious business at the moment and risking the expense of coming over when the gigs may be cancelled at short notice is just not a option. Apologies to all concerned but beyond everyone’s control.
Saturday 24th October 2020
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS
BENJAMING’S CLAN LIVE STREAM
Sooooo with that in mind the band offered to do a LIve Stream exclusively for London Celtic Punks. BENJAMING’S CLAN are from Petříkovice u Trutnova in the Czech Republic. Formed in 2013 as a continuation of the family band Benjaming Band consisting of a father and his three sons. At the beginning of 2013 they stopped playing and recruited new musicians in addition to the original core members. Thus a new era begun which was marked by a change in the instrumentation and also in the whole musical style with more folk elements and bigger emphasis on the melodic lines. Because the band was playing punk for ten years its songs are still characteristically ironic, emotional and filled with enormous positive energy which will appeal both to hardcore biker and music enthusiast. The band still includes its punk hits but now includes instruments such as Scottish bagpipes, banjo, trumpet, mandolin, accordion, tin whistle, violin, keyboards and of course drums, guitar and acoustic bass.
Saturday 24th October 2020
Crusty Folk-Rockers the NEW MODEL ARMY are one of the hardest working and touring bands around so having had all their plans quashed they are doing a special Live Stream over on their Facebook page. The concert will be a high-quality, pay-to-view, two-hour (plus) event filmed with multi-cameras, graphics and artwork – with the band playing a wide range of material spanning the 40 years. We will be selling tickets at £10 for which you will be sent an exclusive code to access the broadcast in the hours before the show. Details here. Tickets here.
Friday 23rd – Monday 26th October 2020
London’s 22nd Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance – Return to London Town Festival. Four days of the finest traditional Irish music, song and dance in Cricklewood. Concerts, Céilís, Workshops, Sessions, Album launches and more, based in the Clayton Crown Hotel, St Agnes’ Parish Centre, Windmill Hotel, St Gabriel’s Parish Hall, Ashford Place and more. (Also Friday ‘Night of Song’ at the Musical Traditions Club, Foley St W1W 6DL)
Line up tba soon at www.returntolondontown.org and www.irishmusicinlondon.org
Saturday October 31st 2020
Swedish Celtic/Folk/Irish punk rock band PUNK MAHONE are planning a Live Stream. Check their Facebook page for more details.
Thursday 12th November 2020
New Scottish Folk-Punk sensations PEAT & DIESEL arrive in London to play the 100 Club, 100 Oxford S, London W1D 1LL in the West End. Sort of opposite Oxford Circus tube station. Tickets here.
Wednesday 17th February 2021
Hip-Hop Threesome as Béal Feirse KNEECAP know how to play the media and rollup in London to play The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, Highbury, London N5 1RD. Nearest tube is Highbury And Islington.
Saturday 20th March 2021
THE DEAD SOUTH play Brixton Academy.
Tuesday 14th September 2021
They be a band, a crew an’ a soup kitchen playin sea shanties, bastardized Irish folk an’ 17th century punk. Come on board! The utterly brilliant YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS play The Underworld directly across from Camden tube station. Tickets. Supported by Ad Infinitum.
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