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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
Friday 28th September 2018
Keep an eye out for ‘Black 47’ – the Great Hunger action thriller movie is released in UK cinemas today. Will be running for the next few weeks so check your local press.
Monday 15th October 2018
Absolute legends of trad Irish folk Paul Brady and Andy Irvine at the Barbican Centre near Liverpool Street station. Information and tickets here.
Thursday 18th October 2018
More top Irish folk this week with Altan at The Kings Place. Information and tickets here.
Friday 19th October 2018
Derek Warfield And The Young Wolfe Tones play the Springfield Bar & Grill, 133 Bounds Green Road, N11 2P. Here.
the utterly fantastic WHISKY PRIESTS live at The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette Street, W1D 4JB
on October 19th. Kicks off at 7pm and curfew at 10-30pm so you’ll all be able to make it home!
“BLOODY WELL BACK!” Reunion Tour 2018
Internationally-acclaimed cult band The Whisky Priests, from County Durham, England, are reuniting in 2018 to perform what will be the band’s first official live shows since 2004, in celebration of the band’s unique career and legacy. The ‘Bloody Well Back!’ Reunion Tour, takes in only 9 concerts in 4 countries, including an exclusive London show at the Borderline on Friday 19th October 2018. To tie in with the tour, the band’s own label Whippet Records is releasing ‘Bloody Well Everything!’, a retrospective Complete Recordings 12-CD box set (containing all the band’s official studio & live releases, covering a 15-year period from 1985-2000, as well as an extensive collection of demos and other rarities). Founded in 1985 by twin brothers Gary and Glenn Miller, The Whisky Priests became one of the leading pioneers and finest exponents of the ‘folk-punk-rock’ genre. Their music and visual image proved hugely influential and spawned a host of similar bands worldwide. The Whisky Priests are now regarded by many as ‘Godfathers’ of their genre. The band released a string of internationally acclaimed albums but was particularly renowned worldwide, and in constant demand, for its incredible live shows, touring extensively and taking in 1250+ concerts in over 20 countries, including many festival performances, TV and live radio sessions.
Now, they’re “Bloody Well Back!” to complete some “Unfinished Business”!
Saturday 20th October 2018
Derek Warfield And The Young Wolfe Tones play Whelans Bar, 135 High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1JX. Here.
Tuesday 23rd-Monday 29th October 2018
Thursday 25th October 2018
London’s premier country’n’western artist SARAH VISTA has her debut album launch at Our Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, Camden Town, London’ Just acouple of minutes walk from the Camden tube station.
Saturday 27th October 2018
Irish rebel folk band BLACKSTAIRS REBEL play Mazenod Social Club, Mazenod Ave, London NW6 4LS. £10 admission. All funds raised go to Medical Aid for Palestine.
the following day they are at The Man of Aran, 424-426 Alexandra Avenue, HA2 9TW.
Monday 29th October 2018
London Celtic Punks Presents The Disinclined and TC Costello
The Disinclined headline and for a start they do not sound like 99% of the bands that begin with Dis… but The Disinclined are a band from South West London. Slightly north of 40 and very south of 60 they are ageing purveyors of punky, gypsy, tales that will surely amuse all at The Lamb on a Autumnal Monday night. Get free music over at their Facebook page.
Having survived the hurracaines and tornados in Carolina and TC COSTELLO is back at The Lamb in Surbiton again hopefully for another packed out show like last time!
Equal parts punk rock and world music, Irish-American multi-instrumentalist TC is as likely to play a centuries-old Korean love song as a Dead Kennedys cover. His shows can 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!
Possibly more acts to be confirmed soon so keep a beady eye here for more information. Live at the best boozer in the area The Lamb just a couple of minutes walk from Surbiton station which is only 20 minutes from Waterloo. Live music begins at 8pm and ends at 11pm. Entrance is **FREE** you lucky devil’s so you can spend more on the lovely beer on sale at The Lamb. keep up to date by joining the FB event here.
Saturday 3rd November 2018
MAD DOG McREA play the 100 Club in central London, nearest tube is Oxford Circus, with support from South coast Celtic-Punkers BLACK WATER COUNTY. Mad Dogs’ web-site here Facebook event here and tickets here.
Friday 9th November 2018
Derek Warfield And The Young Wolfe Tones play Whelans Bar, 13-15 Selsdon Road, Croydon CR2 6PW. Here.
14th-24th November 2018
The legendary WOLFE TONES are back for their 55th anniversary tour of England, Scotland and Wales. One of the last of Ireland’s great ballad bands their is simply no one better at what they do around anymore. Here are the London dates announced so far. More local dates are sure to be announced so keep an eye out here or on the Tones web-site.
The Wolfe Tones are one of Ireland’s leading bands and have a career spanning 55 years. Their live shows and songs are a celebration of Ireland’s heritage and history and they include many number One Hits. With 55 years of performing, the Wolfe Tones entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2018 and continue to be one of Ireland’s biggest Box Office Attractions. They are also successful recording artists with millions of streaming, downloads and record sales in their 55 year career. In short, they are a living Irish legend of ballads, folk and traditional Irish music.
14-15th: Two nights at the London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Sq, Camden.
24th: The Norbury Hotel in Croydon.
Sunday 2nd – Monday 3rd December 2018
The Bhoys are back in town!!! Yes FLOGGING MOLLY are back and playing 2 nights at the Shepherds Bush Empire. We are all going on the 2nd but at only £15 a ticket there’s nothing stopping you from doing both nights! The Empire is on Shepherd’s Bush Green, White City, London W12 8TT.
Thursday 13th December 2018
Scandinavian bluegrass metal punks STEVE’N’ SEAGULLS are back in London again with a raucous set of banjo led speed bluegrass metal and punk covers down at The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, Highbury East, London N5 1RD.
Folk-Punk pioneers NEW MODEL ARMY always play at Christmas so if you fancy paying for their kids Christmas presents then they take the stage at the Forum in Kentish Town.
Friday 14th/ Saturday 15th December 2018
THE MEN THEY COULDNT HANG play their now regular double header at The Borderline in Central London. This always sells out so be sure to dive in quickly to get your ticket. Nearest tube station is Tottenham Court Road. Tickets 14th here. Tickets 15th here.
Friday 26th April 2019
The first dates of 2019 are for the kings of Celtic-Punk returning to these shores with a short but comprehensive tour taking in Brixton Academy again. Facebook event here.
Saturday 25th May 2019
Canadian folk-punkers THE DREADNOUGHTS are back in England for a couple of festivals so inbetween find time to play London at the New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS. One part roaring sea shanty, one part haunting folk melody, and a solid chaser of gut-crunching street punk:The Dreadnoughts are Vancouver’s biggest, baddest, drunkest, punkest folk band. Since their humble beginnings in 2006, drinking and playing in the roughest dive bars in the city, the Dreadnoughts have built a large and loyal following in Vancouver. They are often recognized as one of the best live bands in the city. They embrace the old-school destructive chaos of live punk, and they don’t stop until the audience is exhausted, sweaty, happy, and usually pissed to the gills. Venue here Tickets £10 here
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