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.


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.

Thursday 22nd February 2018

For lovers of folk-metal, celtic-metal or pirate music the ultimate tour PIRATEFEST is roaming up and down the country this month with gigs all over the island starring 1/2 Scots 1/2 Irish ALESTORM with support from the brilliant DREAD CREW OF ALTWOOD and RUMAHOY. At The Forum in Kentish Town. Tickets around the £25 spot but available without booking fee from various ticket offices. Check the web site for details.

London details here. Full tour dates from 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.

Saturday 17th February 2018

ASLAN live at Nell’s Jazz And Blues which is slowly becoming the best place to catch the legends of Irish music in the capital! Coming from working class Finglas and Ballymun in Dublin’s Northside, in the mid 1980s they have become true legends of Irish music. At the historic Nell’s Jazz and Blues, 3 North End Crescent, London W14 8TG in the heart of West Ken.

Tickets and stuff here.

Saturday 10th March 2018

great band from Italy playing celtic and Italian influenced folk and punk the MODENA CITY RAMBLERS play the Forum in Kentish Town. Just a minute or two up the road from Kentish Town tube station.

Sunday 11th March 2018

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

16th- How’s this for a Celtic-Punk line up. THE BOYS FROM THE COUNTY HELL been looking to come to London for a while and they duly arrive with not one but two cracking supports! EAST TOWN PIRATES and HEADSTICKS should be well known to readers here and one hell of a night is sure to be had and all for the princely sum of a fiver! At the New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, SE14 6AS London. FB event here and tickets from here.

16th- The Dublin Legends (formerly The Dubliners) at the historic Nell’s Jazz and Blues, 3 North End Crescent, London W14 8TG in the heart of West Ken. Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Gerry O’Connor & Paul Watchorn 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.

Tickets and stuff here.

17th- ‘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.

17th- more absolute legends THE FUREYS live at Nell’s Jazz And Blues (address above). The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well-known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. Tickets and stuff here.

send us yer Paddy’s Day gig listings!!

Friday 23rd March 2018

Belfast punk legends on tour again hit London for their gig at The Forum in Kentish Town. For full tour dates check here.

Saturday 24th March 2018

ASLAN live at Nell’s Jazz And Blue. To Be Confirmed.

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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