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


Thursday 8th February 2018

THE RUMJACKS are back in town. No more to add except THE RUMJACKS ARE BACK IN TOWN!!!!

FB event 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.

Thursday 15th February 2018

“Like a wagon storming the citadel, The Eskies’ brand of gothic-tinged gypsy-folk swaggers out of the speakers with intent.” – Hot Press Magazine

Sea soaked Gypsy folk across the Irish sea from Dublin’s THE ESKIES. Fresh from a English tour with Black Water County be sure to catch these guys on their return at The Borderline just down from Tottenham Court Road tube station. Ticket link 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.

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.

Saturday 24th February 2018

London Celtic Punks are back with our first show of 2018! Come down and join us for a free night of super high quality Celtic folk-punk’n’roll at the hands of some fantastic bands.
Expect raucous, upbeat folk music, for those who like a drink with their tunes on their London Celtic Punks debut from MAN THE LIFEBOATS. straight-up lyrics, pounding bass-lines, lilting mandolin and fiddle melodies and stomping beats and you end up with a blistering live experience, tales of lost evenings, ballads of doomed love and shanties about whisky-soaked nights, Michael Palin, and the end of the world. Tearing himself away from being interviewed by BT Sport COMRADE X will be joining the fray. Woody Guthrie meets Oi! at a south London lock-in. One geezer, one guitar, three chords and the truth. the cock of the Sutton United terraces! FLATCAPS & FISTICUFFS coming over to play London for the first time all the way from Hertfordshire. Expect shenanigans turned up to 11 and celtic styled folk-punk. Imagine crossing Matilda’s Scoundrels with The Toy Dolls and you about right.
keep watching this space more to be announced soon!

The only other thing we are at liberty to say is that GREENFORD BHOY will be DJing all yer very favourite celtic punk, rock and rebel from early on till the landlady boots us out the door.
We may not all love Arsenal but we love The Gunners and the venue has become an important place in the London music scene. We’ve always enjoyed doing shows there so remember the date- Saturday 24th February- and see you there. First band is 8pm but your welcome to join us at anytime!
It is **FREE** admission so no excuses! The pub is at 204 Blackstock Road, Highbury, London N5 1EN and is only a few minutes walk from Arsenal tube or Finsbury Park tube/rail station.
Facebook event 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.

17th- DAMOfleadh at the Camden Roundhouse. aye Damo is back for his annual St Pat’s gig. Thats Damien Dempsey for the few who didn’t know. Support from Beoga, Wildwood Kin, Morrissey & Marshall and Jerry Dammers will play a few records. Tickets available soon from 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.

Wednesday 28th March 2018

BLACK WATER COUNTY play The Windmill in Brixton and it will be amazing to see these play a headline gig at long last. As part of their Taking Chances tour they embark on their biggest tour to date right across England and if you live anywhere near Guildford you can catch them at The Star on the 13th April supported by the wonderful LAGAN. The venues address is 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ and nearest tube is Brixton. Facebook event here. Tickets here.

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.

Thursday 17th May 2018

Equal parts punk rock and world music, Irish-American multi-instrumentalist TC COSTELLO is as likely to play a centuries-old Korean love song as a Dead Kennedys cover. His shows feature many instruments such as guitar, accordion or the Khaen, an ancient bamboo instrument from Laos, where he studied the instrument in 2010. His original songs, based on world music but with punk intensity, are often humorous , sometimes political, but always fun… and without exception, his songs go well with beer!
support is from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter ANTO MORRA. A London Irish punkfolker that loves life, the wife, grub, the Pub, TV and films, music and art. Think Christy Moore meets Billy Bragg but a much better singer and much more fun.
https://www.facebook.com/punkfolkersound/ We love The Gunners and the venue has become an important place in the London music scene. So remember the date- Thursday 17th May- and see you at the bar! The pub is at 204 Blackstock Road, Highbury, London N5 1EN and is only a few minutes walk from Arsenal tube or Finsbury Park tube/rail station.
https://www.facebook.com/thegunnerspub/  First band is 8pm but your welcome to join us at anytime. Ticket link to go up soon. Facebook event here

Saturday 3rd August 2018

yeah DIRTY ARTICHOKES are heading over from Turin in Italy to play these sunny shores and we are happy as Larry to be able to put them on. expect fast and furious Irish influenced folk and punk mangled together from this awesome 8 (eight!) piece Celtic-folk-punk band.
https://dirtyartichokes.bandcamp.com/  https://www.facebook.com/DirtyArtichokes/

with REFUSE/ALL female fronted classic punk rock band. Risen from the ashes of Riot/Clone in the mid-80’s and have been gigging ever since. For those who like the classic English anarcho-punk sound! 75% 2nd generation Irish and 50% 2nd generation Tipperary!

Ticket link to follow along with who else is playing.
all at The Beehive, 104 Empson Street, Bromley by Bow, London E3 3LT. Just a short hop down the road from Bromley By Bow tube station, like three minutes or something.
https://www.facebook.com/beehivebow/ Facebook event 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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