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UPDATED 1st JULY 2019
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. Their latest residency is at Vince Power’s new venue The Fiddler, 229 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JG every Sunday from 4:30pm.
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
Thursday 4th July 2019
Hermitage Green play the West-End of London at the Subterania, 12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ. Tickets here. The following day Dublin hipster folkie duo Hudson Taylor play the same venue. Tickets here.
Saturday 6th July- Sunday 7th July 2019
Van Morrison plays a run of two nights at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH. Nearest tube is Chalk Farm Road or Camden Road not far. Tickets here.
Thursday 18th July 2019
THE DISINCLINED ageing purveyors of folky, punky, gypsy, tales hold the release party for their debut album Sing at the Fighting Cocks in Kingston. Support is from Suckin’ Diesel the new trad Irish folk band from Brendan O’Prey vocalist from The Lagan ably supported by other ex-members of The Lagan and Mick O’Toole. More supports to be announced. Admission is free so no excuses!!!
The Fighting Cocks, 56 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6QA. Trains run from Waterloo, Clapham, Vauxhall to Kingston-Upon-Thames and the venue is just a short walk across town.
Friday 19th July 2019
The BibleCode Sundays headline a Summer Boat Party on The Dutch Master, Tower Millenium Pier, Lower Thames Street, EC3N 4DT. Facebook event here.
Sunday 28th July 2019
Gearoid O’Meachair (banjo and Irish Bouzouki) and Matt Bashford (Uilleann Pipes and whistles) play the Little Green Dragon Ale House, 928 Green Lanes, N21 2AD on the Sunday afternoon. Facebook event.
Saturday 3rd August 2019
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS
Swedish Celtic-Punk! SIR REG live in Camden
Sir Reg is an energetic six piece from Sweden fronted by Irishman Brendan Sheehy on vocals, who left his home-town of Dublin to come to Sweden to fulfil his dream: to put together the most amazing band possible.
With songs about everything from the issues of modern day society to finding the right bar on a Saturday night, combined with strong melodies and explosive live shows, SIR REG have made a name for themselves in the Celtic punk and rock scene.
Last years release ‘The Underdogs’ (2018) deals with the struggles and fighting of the ordinary men and women, to make their voice heard and their opinions count, whilst not losing their spirit and ability to enjoy the simpler things in life, like hanging out with friends at their favourite bar on a Saturday night.
Support bands are Bedford’s THE DIRTY TALES playing London for the first time and London folk-rockers FOLLOW THE CROWS. Join the event and keep up with the news as it comes out.
At one of London’s most iconic venues in the heart of Camden Town! The Dublin Castle is situated only a couple of minutes walk from Camden Town (Underground/Northern Line) and Camden Road (Overground). https://thedublincastle.com/
Facebook event here. Ticket link coming soon.
Thursday 8th August 2019
Folk/Celtic/Rock/Indie from a fantastic new band LOCKS live at Jam in a Jar, 599 Green Lanes, London N80. “Dark angels of graveyard blues” BBC 6 Music. Facebook event here.
Sunday 26th August 2019
Crawley Irish Festival, the only Irish Summer Festival south of London, takes place on Sunday August 26th, in the grounds of the Hawth Theatre. ‘The festival showcases some fabulous musical talent across Britain and Ireland on three live entertainment stages highlighting modern and traditional Irish music and open dance competitions. The children’s entertainment marquee is well attended involving games, song and story with emphasis on Irish traditions and folklore. In addition, sport and cultural identity are each featured prominently with GAA sports live on the big screen’ tug-of-war, a funfair, various food and craft stalls and displays all adding up to a day with a great Irish buzz to it all.’
Sunday 13th October 2019
Folk/Celtic/Rock/Indie from a fantastic new band LOCKS live at The Finsbury, 336 Green Lanes, London N4 1BY. “Dark angels of graveyard blues” BBC 6 Music. Facebook event here.
Friday 25th-Monday 28th October 2019
Return to London Town Festival. London’s annual Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance subtly rebranded in its 21st year. Most events at the Clayton Crown Hotel, 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway, Cricklewood, London NW2 3ED and some surrounding venues. Four days of concerts, album launches, workshops, céilí and sessions featuring:
Altan, Len Graham, Johnny Óg Connolly, The Mulcahy Family, Conor Connolly, ‘The Housekeepers’ – Doireann Glackin and Sarah Flynn, Paddy Tutty and Caoimhín Ó Fearghaill, The Parish Céilí Band, Páraic Mac Donnchadha and more to be announced.
Tickets to be released on http://www.irishmusicinlondon.org soon
Wednesday 30th October 2019
BLACK WATER COUNTY continue to astound us all and start their end of year tour off at The Fiddler, 229 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JG. It use to be the iconic Kingdom pub but was bought by Vince Power and turned into a intimate music venue. Do you think the price of a pint has gone up? Anyway after today they wind up all across England so go and check their web site to find out exactly where. The Fiddler is a 5 minute walk from Brondesbury station on the London Overground. Kilburn station on the Jubilee line is a 7 minute walk. West Hampstead and Kilburn Park stations are also within walking distance. Tickets are a tenner from here.
Thursday 21st November 2019
The Wolfe Tones at London Irish Centre
The Wolfe Tones are Ireland’s number one folk and ballad group. Back in 2014, The Wolfe Tones celebrated their 50th Anniversary and here they are four years later and still going strong! The group continue to sell out venues across the world including this one so be sure to follow the link and get your tickets early.
Facebook event here.
Friday 29th November 2019
Folk-rockers THE NOBLE JACKS live at The Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, London NW1 0AP. Just a couple of minutes walk from Camden Town tube station. “With the fiddle leading the charge, NOBLE JACKS are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK” Facebook event here.
Friday 21st February 2019
Dropkick Murphys are back in town. Having just sold out their entire 2019 tour they play their biggest ever London date at a one off show at Alexandria Palace in North London. Tickets are £33-50 (gulp!!!) and sadly you must add an extravagant £4-60 in fecking fees just to send you an automated email with your ticket code!
Tickets from here
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