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UPDATED 31st May 2023
DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO UPDATE AS MUCH AS I USE TO BUT FEEL FREE TO SEND IN DATES FOR INCLUDING IN THE ODDS’N’SODS SECTION IN THE MEANTIME USING THE CONTACT US SECTION. TA!
THE BIBLE CODE SUNDAYS place in the London Irish music scene can never be underestimated. If visiting you must try and get to to see them. 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 ‘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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With the demise of the four piece Wolfe Tones and the inevitable split into two bands and while both offer a great night out we can’t recommend DEREK WARFIELD AND THE YOUNG WOLFE TONES enough. Power, passion and history with their charismatic leader. Playing the 229 on Great Portland Street on Friday 2nd June. The 3rd sees SKIMMINGTON RIDE play McCaffertys in Seven Kings. American political singer-songwriter DAVID ROVICS is supported by ROBB JOHNSON at LARC in East London on the 8th and Trad band FLOOK are at the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith on June 10th. Fast-paced trashgrass and blues band from Colorado the TEJON CORNER STREET THIEVES are at the Islington Assembly Hall supported by AMIGO THE DEVIL on Thursday June 22. American Folk-Country-Doombilly band the HEATHEN APOSTLES play The Lexington in Kings Cross on Wednesday 19th July. The founders of Alt-Country THE LONG RYDERS are coming back to these shores this month with a full Europe and UK tour. RETURN TO LONDON, London’s 25th Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance is between Friday 27th – Monday 30th October 2023 at The Crown Hotel (Cricklewood) and other local venues –http://www.returntolondontown.org The postponed MR. IRISH BASTARD UK tour is back on and during November they will be heading to Brixton (22nd), Southampton, Bridgwater, Manchester and Edinburgh. Can’t wait! One more thing we saw the OLD TIME SAILORS recently and they were incredible. A 17-piece band playing Irish Folk and sea-shanties half theatre and half the best music show you’ll see all year. Check their Fan-Page on Facebook for gigs near you. They literally play everywhere. I saw them in Guildford and they had driven down from Scotland the night before and the next day theu were heading to wonderful Doncaster to play for my Mammy… and others!
COMING SOON !!!
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS
BRAVE THE SEA (OH. USA) | ANTO MORRA | MORE TBC
American Celtic-Rock / Punk band BRAVE THE SEA on tour in the UK and playing London for the first time supported by London-Irish Folk-Punker ANTO MORRA and GREENFORD BHOY playing all your favourite Irish rock rebel late into the night or until we are asked to leave! Support to be confirmed soon but we promise it will be a packed show. Entry is free but their will be a whip round – as you can imagine getting here from the States as a DIY musicians isn’t cheap. Live at The Bird’s Nest, one of the last standing live venues in SE London and one of the best. Located at 32 Deptford Church Street, Lewisham, London SE8 4RZ. close to New Cross and New Cross Gate tube stations so easily accessible from across London. http://www.thebirdsnestpub.co.uk/
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.
We organise the occasional gig ourselves. It’s all very DIY so don’t expect Caesars Palace but do expect a bloody good night…
HARD LUCK BUT YOU’VE MISSED ALL THESE
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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
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?
I doubt it. Is their any links to their music?