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!

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.

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 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.

Thursday 29th June 2017

yes FLOGGING MOLLY are back in town. Thats all. It will be at Forum 9-17 Highgate Road, NW5 1JY London. Nearest tube is Kentish Town. Be there.

You can check on our event here for the gig where nearer the time we’ll be organising a meet up.

Saturday 17th June 2017

House Of Pain back for the something anniversary of Jump Around I think. I’m going. Already got my ticket! At the Forum 9-17 Highgate Road, NW5 1JY London. Nearest tube is Kentish Town.

Friday 16th June 2017

London Celtic Punks return to South-East London and one of the best venues we have ever used. The Cricketers in Kingston. Absolutely wonderful pub with great sound and PA person and nice bit stage and most important of all Cheap Beer!!!!

We have the London debut of Dorset accordion punkers SINFUL MAGGIE as well as London celtic punk band THE BABES playing for us fior the first time and kicking off the night is local heroes THE DISINCLINED. only £3 in thats a quid a band so see you there.

Doors will be at 7-30 ish and first band after 8. 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. Facebook event here.

Tuesday 30th May 2017

London Celtic Punks favourite Damien Dempsey returns to London following his triumphant St Patrick’s Day gig at KOKO (not that i remember much about it!) this time to the amazing Union Chapel in Islington. One of the best venues in London you are sure not to be disappointed! Tickets from here Gig and venue details here.

Thursday 25th May 2017

Altan – 30th Anniversary Tour support by The Trad Gathering in concert at Kings Place 8pm, Hall One. Altan have been long established as the best and foremost traditional Irish band to come out of Ireland. With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, their ground breaking Island Angel recording going to No. 2 in the Billboard World Music Charts in 1993,ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching ancient ballads all the way to the energetic foot-tapping reels and jigs, and their heart-warming engaging live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal all the way to Tokyo, to Sydney, Seattle and beyond. Tickets here.

Saturday 20th May 2017


It’s the northern folk-punk invasion with UNDER A BANNER and HEADSTICKS joint headline UK tour rolling into town at The Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ. Just a couple of minutes walk from Kings Cross station meaning you can get back pretty much easy to just about anywhere in London and most of the South-East. Supports are from our auld mucker COMRADE X and the newest celtic-punk band in London THE BABES.

Thursday 4th May 2017

Lankum (formerly Lynched) in concert at Kings Place 8pm, Hall One. A four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes and their own original material. Details here.

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April 2017

THE SAW DOCTORS play two re-arranged gigs at the Shepherds Bush Empire.

Friday 21st April 2017

Artisan Row launch their debut album ‘Wild Winds’ at St Cyprian’s, Clarence Gate, Glentworth St, Marylebone, London NW1. Entrance free, doors open time 7pm. Celebrating the timeless melodic beauty and strength of traditional Irish music and more. Artisan Row brings together four well-known figures from London’s traditional Irish and folk music scenes. They first performed together in this combination at the 2012 Ennis Trad Festival, launching Karen’s solo CD ‘The Coast Road’, which Pete and Conor both played on. The quartet explores the full range of traditional tunes and songs, from effervescent reels to emigration ballads, using its rich textural palette to set the material in striking and ear-catching ways while always respecting the primacy of the melody.


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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