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 is down the page a wee bit…

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

their are a stack of bands out there so if you want to see if there’s any local to you go to the links page and click away!

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.



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.


Tuesday 24th- Monday 30th October 2017

Massive traditional Irish music festival RETURN TO CAMDEN TOWN takes place for the 19th time.

London’s internationally-renowned traditional Irish music, song and dance festival RETURN TO CAMDEN TOWN is back for the 19th year. Organised by IMDL (Irish Music and Dance in London) who promote traditional Irish arts across London.

Line up so far includes: Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn/ Noel Hill/ The Bonny Men/ Gatehouse (feat. John Wynne, John McEvoy, Jacinta McEvoy and Rachel Garvey)/ Mick O’Brien, Aoife Ní Bhríain and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail/ Dan Brouder and Angelina Carberry/ Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne/ Claire and Sinéad Egan/ Andrew Mac Namara, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn/ Star of Munster Céilí Band/ Jerry O’Reilly and more tba.

Web site here and Facebook here.

Wednesday 4th October 2017

The Men They Couldn’t Hang play at Nells Jazz And Blues Cafe, 3 North End Crescent, West Kensington, London W14 8TG. Nearest Tube – West Kensington. Tickets £20 face value.

29/30 September 2017

paddy-wagon-17The plan is in and whether we all make it is debatable but Paddy Wagon 2017 here we come. A load of bands that we may never get to see in London plus The Real McKenzies who seem to have given up on us here makes this a must go. Give us a shout and we’ll add you to the list of people interested and let you know the details a bit nearer the time. With The Rumjacks, Fiddler’s Green, Paddy And The Rats, The Porters, The Moorings, The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats and so much more this is going to be one hell of a weekend away!

Saturday 16th September 2017

Watch out for details of a *free* London Celtic Punks ‘Halfway To St Patrick’s Day’ show in North London. Set to be a blast! Let the Guinness flow…

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Scottish-Canadian celtic-punk legends THE REAL MacKENZIES return after a couple of years break to London. Playing at The Underworld in Camden which is opposite Camden tube station. Avoid ticket fees by popping into The Worlds End next door and get a ticket over the bar.

Sunday 20th August 2017

Not just for the Scots but for all Celts and their friends. The annual WILLIAM WALLACE MEMORIAL is held at the Wallace memorial on the side of St Barts hospital in East London. 2-4pm at Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital, W Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE. Facebook event here.

Thursday/ Friday 10/11 August 2017

London Celtic Punks presents the band with the best name we have put on! THE DEAD MAGGIES are back in London all the way from Australia!



Stories of tragic Tasmanian folklore set to upbeat toe-tapping and thigh-slapping cowpunk and folkpunk. Like a celtic-country-Australiana-folk-punk hoedown! Bring yer dancing shoes!
Supported by the ever glorious MATILDA’S SCOUNDRELS. Angry pissed off folk-punk from the south coast that will have you shaking your fist as well as tapping them feet.
We are also privileged to have BENNY MAYHEM from legendary Aussie rockers PROJECT MAYHEM on tour from Perth, Australia to kick off the night. A true folky punky acousticky ambassador for Oz.

as usual GREENFORD BHOY will be DJing all yer favourite celtic punk, rock and rebel from early on right until the landlord boots us out the door at the end of the night.

Thursday 10th August 2017

Doors will be at 8pm and admission is a straight fiver on the door!
All at The Cricketers, 20 Fairfield South, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2UL. Tel. 0208 549 4394. It’s only ten minutes walk from the rail station and the music venue is upstairs and the sound here is simply superb! Venue web site here.
Music starts at 8pm and entry is a fiver on the door. Facebook event here.
keep checking back for up to date information on set times, tickets etc.,

Friday 11th August 2017

We are back again at The Stags Head in Hackney thanks to its fantastic sound and friendly staff. The address is The Stags Head, 55 Orsman Rd, Hoxton, London N1 5RA. It is situated down a side road on the south side of the Regents canal where it meets Kingsland Road. Local bus routes include 149, 242, 243, 67. Get off at Laburnum Street walk towards the canal and turn left down Orsman Street. The pub borders Hoxton, Shoreditch, Dalston and Islington so easy to get to for many and is just a couple minutes across the road from Hoxton rail station. Venue web site here.

Music starts at 8pm and entry is a fiver on the door. Facebook event here.
keep checking back for up to date information on set times, tickets etc.,

Saturday 22 July 2017

Irish folk legends THE IRISH BRIGADE play at the place where London Celtic Punks began back in the day! Live at Mannions, Broad Lane, Tottenham N15. Nearesyt tube- Seven Sisters. Facebook event here. Tickets are £9 and available from here.

Saturday 15th July 2017

A super rare gig from atmospheric Scottish celtic-folk-metal band SAOR with guests aplenty. At Nambucca, 596 Holloway Road, N7 6LB London. Nearest tube Archway or Holloway Road. FB event. Tickets from 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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