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UPDATED 1st AUGUST 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
Thursday 8th August 2019
Folk/Celtic/Rock/Indie from a fantastic new band LOCKS live at Jam in a Jar, 599 Green Lanes, London N80. “Dark angels of graveyard blues” BBC 6 Music. Facebook event here.
Friday 9th August 2019
THE POGUE TRADERS- the worlds #1 Pogues tribute band- play live at The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN/ Nearest tube Camden Town. Facebook link here.
Saturday 10th August 2019
Irish psychobilly/rockabilly band SPELLBOUND play the Water Rats, 328 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1X 8BZ. Facebook event here
Friday 23rd August- Sunday 25th August 2019
BLACKSTAIRS REBEL MINI-TOUR OF LONDON
Blackstairs Rebel are over for a short spell – they play Monaghans Tavern, 239 High Road, N22 8HF on Friday August 23rd; Mazenod Social Club, Mazenod Avenue, NW6 4LS on Saturday August 24th; Crawley Irish Festival on the afternoon of Sunday August 25th, and The Man of Aran, 424-426 Alexandra Avenue, HA2 9TW that evening. Details here.
Sunday 26th August 2019
Crawley Irish Festival, the only Irish Summer Festival south of London, takes place on Sunday August 26th, in the grounds of the Hawth Theatre. ‘The festival showcases some fabulous musical talent across Britain and Ireland on three live entertainment stages highlighting modern and traditional Irish music and open dance competitions. The children’s entertainment marquee is well attended involving games, song and story with emphasis on Irish traditions and folklore. In addition, sport and cultural identity are each featured prominently with GAA sports live on the big screen’ tug-of-war, a funfair, various food and craft stalls and displays all adding up to a day with a great Irish buzz to it all.’
Friday 13th September 2019
THE BARSTOOL PREACHERS headline down at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston and what a year they have had. Good time ska’n’punk band with support from local heroes the London Irish Celtic Punk band THE LAGAN and more to be confirmed. Doors at 8pm. £7.50 in advance here £10 on the door.
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 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
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.
Thursday 21st November 2019
The Wolfe Tones at London Irish Centre
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.
Facebook event here.
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 21st December 2019
Replicating The Pogues famous Christmas tours the worlds #1 Pogues tribute act 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
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 !4th 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.
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