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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
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
Saturday 21st April 2018
FLOOK are the flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly and all together they make one of the most inventive and stunning bands ever to be found. Flook weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sounds. They possess a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. They will bring you a sublime musical experience. Adm £18 full £16 conc. Doors 8pm. Tickets here.
Sunday 22nd April 2018
DAMIEN QUINN makes one of his regular visits across the Irish Sea to play a small handful of gigs in England ending with a show for the NW London Celtic Supporters Club at Frostys Bar in Harrow. Early start 6pm. Frostys Bar, 404 Kenton Road, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 9DW.
Friday 27th April 2018
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS
A DYNAMITE NIGHT OF FOLK PUNK IRISH AND OUTLAW COUNTRY
DRUNKEN DOLLY + THE LAGAN + THE JOHNNY CLASH PROJECT + GREENFORD BHOY DJ
Phil ‘ Swill’ Odgers with Bobby Valentino of famed original celtic-punk band The Men They Couldn’t Hang play a gig at The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX. Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed ‘partial’ autobiography “Tales From The Tracks”, knock out album “Roll To The Left” and sold out UK tour, Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers rides into town with the larger than life Bobby Valentino playing some mean violin alongside him. Facebook event Here.
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
ANDY IRVINE will be coming to the London Irish Centre this Summer for a very special intimate gig. For more than 40 years, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Founder member of bands such as Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, Mozaik, and now Usher’s Island he has been hailed as ‘a tradition in himself’. Musician, singer and songwriter, few others can equal his repertoire: Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes, and a compelling canon of his own material that defies description. London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. Doors 8pm. Centre web-site here.
Sunday 6th May 2018
The one and only DEREK WARFIELD brings THE YOUNG WOLFE TONES to London once again. An absolute legend of Irish folk music if you have never seen them before then they are not to be missed. Expect a night of story telling and takes of woe and defeat and glorious victory. Ireland’s history in song. At the Queens Head, 5 West Ham Lane, London E15 4PH. Just a short walk from Stratford station. 6pm till after 9. Facebook event here.
Thursday 17th May 2018
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS
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
Crtically 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.
We are happy to have BRENDAN O’PREY from acclaimed London Irish celtic-punkers THE LAGAN kicking off the night. A treat of a rare solo show he brought the house down at Mickey Rickshaw despite having a stinker of a cold.
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.
First band 8pm but your welcome to join us at anytime. Admission is £3 advance tickets or £5 on the door.
CONFIFA CUP JUNE 2018
Won’t go onto details but to find out exactly what the Conifa Cup is just trot along to their web-site here. Celtic interest is supplied by the nation of Ellan Vanin- Isle Of Man so I hope everyone can cpome out and support our Celtic brothers. Their game schedule is
Thursday 31st May 2018 12pm Ellan Vanin v Cascadia at Gander Green Lane, Sutton United FC
Saturday 2nd June 5pm Ellan Vanin v Tamil Eelam at Colston Avenue, Carshalton FC
3rd June 3pm Ellan Vanin v Barawa at Coles Park, Haringey Borough FC
and seeing as how they are currently laying 4th in the world there is an excellent chance they will progress further and dare we say it… the final. Tickets for each game available here.
Sunday 8th July 2018
Stories On A Sunday – The Luck Of The Irish
…is to be one of the great storytelling nations of the world. Join us for an evening of ancient Irish myth, stories of the Otherworld & the actual tale which inspired Irishman Bram Stoker to create his immortal Dracula. At the wonderfully named The Last Tuesday Society & The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, Hackney E8 4RP. Tickets Here. Two shows 6-45pm and 8-45pm.
Saturday 3rd August 2018
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS
IMPORTANT CHANGE OF VENUE!
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.
THE DISINCLINED are a band from South West London. They are ageing purveyors of punky, gypsy, tales. Catchy is the word here!!
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!
MR. PEACHY will kick off the night with solo acoustic folk offerings…
The gig venue has changed from Bow to Kingston but the good news is that it is now free(!!!!) so you will actually save money now by it changing venues. Its our first time at the Fighting Cocks but we love the place and are never out of it sometimes!!! At the Fighting Cocks, 56 Old London Road, Kingston
KT2 6QA. One of London’s best venues if you have never been before you in for a treat!
Facebook event here
Monday 6th August 2018
yes a f**king Monday but it’s THE RUMJACKS so we just gotta deal with it. Details are sketchy at the moment but its at The New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS. Tickets £8 and promise a decent full support line up too. Tickets here.
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