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UPDATED 3rd DECEMBER 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
Sunday 8th September 2019
RONAN MacMANUS of London Irish legends The BibleCode Sundays takes the stage at the recently opened Whelans Bar in Kingston On Thames. Facebook.
… and from then on the first Sunday of each month as well. Entry free.
Friday 6th December 2019
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS
Acoustic Alternative Folk Rock. Made in Bretagne. Inspired in Ireland.
London Celtic Punks are proud to annnounce the debut solo gig of CALLUM HOUSTON in the capital! Growing up in County Cork with traditional Irish music Callum has spent most of the last decade touring around the world with The Graveyard Johnnys playing Psychobilly and Punk. Having moved to Brittany he has developed a unique and original style with guitar and banjo alternating on covers of Irish and American folk music as well as his own compositions combining the narrative structure of traditional music but with the passion and energy of Punk Rock. Join us for Callum’s first ever solo gig in the capital. Keep up to date with the goings on by joining the FB event here.
At Frosty’s Bar, 404 Kenton Road, Kenton, Harrow, London HA3 9DW. One of London’s premier Irish pubs and upcoming intimate music venues. Just a short straight walk from Kenton Tube/Rail station to the door of the pub! Also bus route 183. Sat Nav Reference 51.58729, -0.30016 Music will begin at 8pm and its **FREE** admission. https://www.facebook.com/frostysbarkenton/
Friday 6th December 2019
With the Borderline now gone THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG have to find an alternative venue for their annual Christmas show and this year it will be at Nells (fast becoming THE place for London Celtic Punks events) 3 North End Crescent, London W14 8TG. Nearest Tube: West Kensington (3mins) or by bus: 74, 190, 430, N74 & N97. Tickets here.
Saturday 7th December 2019
With that under their belts THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG play a acoustic set at The Fiddler, 229 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JG. 5 minute walk from Brondesbury station on the 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 £20 from here.
13th/14th/15th December 2019
SEAN CANNON of The Dubliners and JAMES CANNON play the Three Wishes, 20 Broadwalk, Harrow HA2 6ED on Friday 13th; the Highgate Inn, 385 Archway Road, N6 4ER on Saturday 14th, and The Oakwood, 155 Bramley Road, N14 4XA on Sunday 15th.
Saturday 14th December 2019
CHRIS KAVANAGH brings his tribute show, ‘The Legend of Luke Kelly’, to ICC Hammersmith. Tickets from here.
Saturday 21st December 2019
Replicating The Pogues famous Christmas tours the worlds #1 Pogues tribute act THE POGUE TRADERS roll into London for their end of tour party. 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/ Tickets here
also same night Remembering Joe Strummer – Celebrating The Clash live at the Off The Cuff Bar, Brixton SE24. Very close to either Herne Hill or Brixton stations. Starring 48 Thrills with Steve North from Goon Squad playing a Clash / Joe tribute set including the whole first album, Brigadé Junk, London Celtic Punks mucka and all round good guy Comrade X with DJ Ray Gange. Adm £8.00 / £10.00 on the door. Facebook event here.
Saturday 25th January 2020
The first event of our calendar for 2020 looks like a grand place for everyone to meet up after the Christmas and New Year festivities. Celebrate Burns Night in style with THE STORM CHASERS- Scot rock band hailing from the Scottish Highlands, ROVING CROWS– UK Folk scene legends, our very good friends and the ever excellent CROCK OF BONES – foot stompin’ Irish and Celtic folk band and the Highland Pipers // Authentic bagpipe group from Scotland! Early bird tickets a fiver from here. At the Hootananny, 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF.
Friday 14th February 2020
London Irish mod rockers THE GODFATHERS play their annual Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre at Dingwalls, 11 Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London NW1 8AB. 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 for them to send you an automated email with your ticket code!
Tickets from here
Friday 28th February 2020
Quite the week for London Celtic-Punk as THE RUMJACKS roll into town on their UK/Ireland tour. No sign of supports yet but it’s at the Camden Underworld (just across the road from Camden tube station). Underworld site here.
Sunday 8th March 2020
Now in their 30th year THE MAHONES make another of their regular appearances in London town! No supports announced as of yet. Watch this space or the FB event here. At Nells, 3 North End Crescent, London W14 8TG. Tickets are £15 (plus booking fee) from here. Nearest Tube – West Kensington (3mins) Bus – 74, 190, 430, N74, N97.
SAINT PATRICK’S WEEKEND
Saturday 14th March 2019
The first of the St. Patrick’s weekend gigs to be announced sees DAMO returning to London. The venues are becoming more intimate (small) but nevertheless he still packs a punch and guarantees a fantastic night. Live at The Electric Balllroom in Camden just a couple of minutes walk around the corner from Camden Tube station. Tickets here. Facebook event here.
Tuesday 17th March 2019- St. Patrick’s Day
Irish folk legends CLANNAD play The London Palladium, Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF. The nearest underground stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.
Tuesday 17th- Wednesday 18th March 2019
THE DUBLIN LEGENDS (Formerly of The Dubliners) Pplay 2 dates at Nells, 3 North End Crescent, London W14 8TG. Sean Cannon, Gerry O’Connor, Paul Watchorn & Shay Kavanagh are all true legends of the Irish Folk music scene. Sean & Eamonn were members of iconic Folk Group ‘The Dubliners’ for close to 30 years while Gerry joined them for the final part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. He was a member of the famous Irish Folk Rock band, Four Men & A Dog and has played with everyone from Sharon Shannon to Shane MacGowan and has also toured with Blues Rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa. Paul Watchorn, one of the best 5 string banjo players in Ireland, toured the world as a member of Derek Warfield’s Sons Of Erin for many years. During the bands 2017 tour of Holland Eamonn took ill and died a short while after the tour. Shay Kavanagh who had been filling in for Eamonn during previous tours came in to help out. Shay has worked with Mary Black, The Dublin City Ramblers & The Furey Brothers. Facebook here Tickets here.
Wednesday 29th April 2020
To celebrate their new album Bhoy and Blade Paul Heaton of the wonderful Housemartins and Jacqui of the Beautiful South play the Palladium, 1-4 Argyll St, London W1F 7LD. Tickets have been kept down to £30 and go on sale at https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/paul-heaton-jacqui-abbott/ soon. For further details of the tour check out the FB event here.
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