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UPDATED 11th OCTOBER 2019
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 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
Sunday 8th September 2019
RONAN MacMANUS of London Irish legends The BibleCode Sundays takes the stage at the recently opened Whelans Bar in Kingston On Thames. Facebook.
… and from then on the first Sunday of each month as well. Entry free.
Friday 11th October 2019
A Friday night of hot Irish jigs, reel, stompers and lyrical folk with CROCK OF BONES live at The Jamboree, 7 Three Colt Street, London E14 8HH. Crock of Bones are a new north London Alt-folk, Celtic, Irish, Trad band whose backgrounds stretch back to 90s celtic punk, gypsy jazz, dark folk and rock. Using fiddle, accordion, banjo, guitar and double bass and vocals, their set contains originals/standards/reels and jigs, from full-pelt foot-stompers like Hot Asphalt to sing-along ballads like the original Ferry.
Entry: £6 advance / £8 at the door. Advance tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/480147
Sunday 13th October 2019
Folk/Celtic/Rock/Indie from a fantastic new band LOCKS live at The Finsbury, 336 Green Lanes, London N4 1BY. “Dark angels of graveyard blues” BBC 6 Music. Facebook event here.
Friday 18th October 2019
Benefit night in memory of the late Jack McGill at Frosty’s, Kenton Road, Harrow HA3 9DW. Music by the BIBLE CODE SUNDAYS.
Saturday 19th October 2019
LUKA BLOOM plays Nells Jazz and Blues, 3 North End Crescent, W14 8TG. Tickets here.
Sunday 20th October 2019
The London Cork Association hold their annual Terence MacSwiney Commemoration Mass at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark (Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HY) at 11.30am. Nearest tube is Lambeth North and it is just a short walk from there. Details here.
Friday 25th-Monday 28th October 2019
Return to London Town Festival. London’s annual Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance subtly rebranded in its 21st year. Most events at the Clayton Crown Hotel, 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway, Cricklewood, London NW2 3ED and some surrounding venues. Four days of concerts, album launches, workshops, céilí and sessions featuring:
Altan, Len Graham, Johnny Óg Connolly, The Mulcahy Family, Conor Connolly, ‘The Housekeepers’ – Doireann Glackin and Sarah Flynn, Paddy Tutty and Caoimhín Ó Fearghaill, The Parish Céilí Band, Páraic Mac Donnchadha and more to be announced.
Tickets to be released on http://www.irishmusicinlondon.org soon
Sunday 27th October 2019
ANDY IRVINE plays Walthamstow Folk Club at Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub, 53 Hoe Street, E17 4SA. Details here.
Wednesday 30th October 2019
BLACK WATER COUNTY continue to astound us all and start their end of year tour off at The Fiddler, 229 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JG. It use to be the iconic Kingdom pub but was bought by Vince Power and turned into a intimate music venue. Do you think the price of a pint has gone up? Anyway after today they wind up all across England so go and check their web site to find out exactly where. The Fiddler is a 5 minute walk from Brondesbury station on the London Overground. Kilburn station on the Jubilee line is a 7 minute walk. West Hampstead and Kilburn Park stations are also within walking distance. Tickets are a tenner from here.
Sunday 27th October 2019
The Terence MacSwiney Commemoration Committee is organising the 99th Anniversary Commemoration in Brixton at 2pm at the junction of Brixton Hill and Jeb Avenue. Details from the Committe here.
Thursday 31st October 2019
ANDY IRVINE plays Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG. Details here.
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Tír Na nÓg plays the Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL. Tickets here.
Thursday 14th November 2019
I suppose we can call them Folk-Punk these days but there are not many better bands around than NEW MODEL ARMY and they take a break from playing massive venues to play the more intimate Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, London NW1 8QP. Just next to Camden tube station. Beware though it’s a bit pricey (!!!!) Tickets here.
THE WOLFE TONES TOUR BEGINS!
THE WOLFE TONES are Ireland’s number one folk and ballad group. Back in 2014, The Wolfe Tones celebrated their 50th Anniversary and here they are four years later and still going strong! The group continue to sell out venues across the world including this one so be sure to follow the link and get your tickets early.
Saturday 16th November 2019
Dust off your tricolour and yer Celtic top and get down to the Tones live at their regular South London haunt The Norbury Nightclub, 1300 London Road, Croydon, London, SW16 4DG
Thursday 21st November 2019
Live at the London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. Facebook event here. Ten minutes walk from Camden tube station.
The 21st has sold out so another date has now been added Last year this sold out too so if you want to go then we recommend you get tickets in advance.
For other Wolfe Tones tour dates here.
Friday 22nd November 2019
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS
A Friday night of hot Irish jigs, reel, stompers and lyrical folk with CROCK OF BONES and THE DISINCLINED a band from South West London. Ageing purveyors of punky, gypsy, tales. Crock of Bones are a new north London Alt-folk, Celtic, Irish, Trad band using fiddle, accordion, banjo, guitar and double bass and vocals, their set contains originals/standards/reels and jigs, from full-pelt foot-stompers like Hot Asphalt to sing-along ballads like the original Ferry ably supported by The Disinclined expect a night of Celtic-Punk, Gypsy-Jazz, dark folk rock and more.
Live at The Oak, 98 Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey. Tel: 0208 549 0074 a traditional London pub only a 5 minute walk from Kingston Station!
Check back for more acts to be added and links to the FB event.
Friday 29th November 2019
Folk-rockers THE NOBLE JACKS live at The Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, London NW1 0AP. Just a couple of minutes walk from Camden Town tube station. “With the fiddle leading the charge, NOBLE JACKS are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK” Facebook event here.
Saturday 30th November 2019
MAD DOG McREA blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.
Live at The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD. Across the road from Highbury And Islington tube/rail station. Tickets here.
Friday 6th December 2019
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS
Acoustic Alternative Folk Rock. Made in Bretagne. Inspired in Ireland.
London Celtic Punks are proud to annnounce the debut solo gig of CALLUM HOUSTON in the capital! Growing up in County Cork with traditional Irish music Callum has spent most of the last decade touring around the world with The Graveyard Johnnys playing Psychobilly and Punk. Having moved to Brittany he has developed a unique and original style with guitar and banjo alternating on covers of Irish and American folk music as well as his own compositions combining the narrative structure of traditional music but with the passion and energy of Punk Rock. Join us for Callum’s first ever solo gig in the capital. Keep up to date with the goings on by joining the FB event here.
At Frosty’s Bar, 404 Kenton Road, Kenton, Harrow, London HA3 9DW. One of London’s premier Irish pubs and upcoming intimate music venues. Just a short straight walk from Kenton Tube/Rail station to the door of the pub! Also bus route 183. Sat Nav Reference 51.58729, -0.30016 Music will begin at 8pm and its **FREE** admission. https://www.facebook.com/frostysbarkenton/
Saturday 7th December 2019
THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG play a acoustic set at The Fiddler, 229 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JG. 5 minute walk from Brondesbury station on the Overground. Kilburn station on the Jubilee line is a 7 minute walk. West Hampstead and Kilburn Park stations are also within walking distance. Tickets are £20 from here.
Saturday 21st December 2019
Replicating The Pogues famous Christmas tours the worlds #1 Pogues tribute act THE POGUE TRADERS roll into London for their end of tour party. At one of London’s most iconic venues in the heart of Camden Town! The Dublin Castle is situated only a couple of minutes walk from Camden Town (Underground/Northern Line) and Camden Road (Overground). https://thedublincastle.com/ Tickets here
also same night Remembering Joe Strummer – Celebrating The Clash live at the Off The Cuff Bar, Brixton SE24. Very close to either Herne Hill or Brixton stations. Starring 48 Thrills with Steve North from Goon Squad playing a Clash / Joe tribute set including the whole first album, Brigadé Junk, London Celtic Punks mucka and all round good guy Comrade X with DJ Ray Gange. Adm £8.00 / £10.00 on the door. Facebook event here.
Friday 14th February 2020
London Irish mod rockers THE GODFATHERS play their annual Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre at Dingwalls, 11 Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London NW1 8AB. Event here.
Friday 21st February 2019
DROPKICK MURPHYS are back in town. Having just sold out their entire 2019 tour they play their biggest ever London date at a one off show at Alexandria Palace in North London. Tickets are £33-50 (gulp!!!) and sadly you must add an extravagant £4-60 in fecking fees just for them to send you an automated email with your ticket code!
Tickets from here
Saturday 14th March 2019
The first of the St. Patrick’s weekend gigs to be announced sees DAMO returning to London. The venues are becoming more intimate (small) but nevertheless he still packs a punch and guarantees a fantastic night. Live at The Electric Balllroom in Camden just a couple of minutes walk around the corner from Camden Tube station. Tickets here. Facebook event here.
Tuesday 17th March 2019- St. Patrick’s Day
Irish folk legends CLANNAD play The London Palladium, Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF. The nearest underground stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.
Tuesday 17th- Wednesday 18th March 2019
THE DUBLIN LEGENDS (Formerly of The Dubliners) Pplay 2 dates at Nells, 3 North End Crescent, London W14 8TG. Sean Cannon, Gerry O’Connor, Paul Watchorn & Shay Kavanagh are all true legends of the Irish Folk music scene. Sean & Eamonn were members of iconic Folk Group ‘The Dubliners’ for close to 30 years while Gerry joined them for the final part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. He was a member of the famous Irish Folk Rock band, Four Men & A Dog and has played with everyone from Sharon Shannon to Shane MacGowan and has also toured with Blues Rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa. Paul Watchorn, one of the best 5 string banjo players in Ireland, toured the world as a member of Derek Warfield’s Sons Of Erin for many years. During the bands 2017 tour of Holland Eamonn took ill and died a short while after the tour. Shay Kavanagh who had been filling in for Eamonn during previous tours came in to help out. Shay has worked with Mary Black, The Dublin City Ramblers & The Furey Brothers. Facebook here Tickets here.
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