July 1, 2010: Canada
Day Psycho Ceilidh!
McGillicuddys will be bringing
our Celtic rockin' Canada Day party to the Canoe
Brewpub July 1. The chaos begins at 8:OO PM, and carries
on until the ugly lights come on around 12:30. The band
will be taking a break so everyone can watch the fireworks.
We want to make this more fun than should be had on a
national holiday, so dress for the occasion, and expect
a great show from us - you can't go wrong in red and a
maple leaf (use your imagination). There is no cover charge
so you have no excuse to miss this one!
note: The pub has advised us that they expect this
event to fill up quickly, so you might want to arrive
for more information.
May 8, 2010: Victoria
Highlanders FC Home Opener
McGillicuddys have been invited
to perform at the 2010 home opening fixture for Victoria
Highlanders FC at Bear Mountain Stadium in Langford,
BC. We'll be playing before the match, from 5:30 to 6:45
PM (kick-off is at 7:00). The opposition for this match
will be our arch-rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps Res,
so come on out and cheer on our lads! We'll be in the
Bravehearts (supporters) section, so feel free to join
us for some singing and drinking behind the goal.
be coming, we'll be coming, we'll be coming down the road.
When you hear the noise of the highland army boys, we'll
be coming down the road!"
The Victoria Highlanders
FC are kicking off the season with a good cause in mind:
on the Pitch campaign to raise funds and awareness
for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
proceeds from specialty merchandise and 50/50 sales on
game day will be donated to the CBCF.Wear your pink to
the match and be sure to arrive early to enjoy live music
by the McGillicuddys
for more information.
The McGillicuddys - Sin
There is a review of the new McGillicuddys CD, Sin
Lane, in the current issue of Absolute Underground:
Read the review ,
or go to Reviews to read all
April 22, 2010: The Just
"Bee" Cause — A Woodynn Farm Fundraiser
On EARTH DAY, April 22, 2010, join
us for a fundraiser at Cabin 12, there will be delicious
"by donation" chili, fabulous DOOR PRIZES, and
musical acts including Sian Elan, the McGillicuddys and
Beekeepers of Woodwyn Farm Theraputic Community are trying
to raise money to buy and maintain beekeeping supplies
and equipment to help contribute to the valuable programs
at Woodwynn, a 193 acre organic farm and therapeutic community
for the homeless, offering an opportunity to change peoples’
lives with educational and work programmes based on responsibility,
dignity, independence and the principles of peer-to-peer
To see more details and RSVP, click Here.
March 17, 2010: Victoria's
Only Celtic Punk St. Paddy's Day Party!
St. Patrick's Night, at Logan's
Pub, Victoria BC.
It's that time again: to celebrate
St Patrick's life and legacy through the ancient Irish
tradition of drinking green beer, wearing silly hats,
and getting completely off your head while dancing your
ass off to some psycho ceilidh punk rock'n'roll courtesy
of the McGillicuddys (or is that just a Victoria tradition?).
With our very special guest, Deejay Cheeky O'Tiki spinin'
the tunes between sets. Wednesday, March 17 at Logan's
February 27, 2010: The
Community Hall, Hornby Island, Celtic Dance Party
Party Down with The McGillicuddys!
"How are you with depression?"
a local asked when he heard of my plans to spend my first
winter on Hornby. The trick, others have shared, is to
make your own fun and to vote yourself off the island
once in awhile.
High on my agenda in the
"make your own fun department" is: invite The
McGilicuddys, a Celtic rock 'n' roll band, to play at
The Community Hall. And since February can be a bit of
a slog, I'm told, the timing is perfect for an injection
of this band's brand of fun.
I've been following this
Victoria-based high energy dance band since their inception
in 1998 and not just because my niece is a member. They
I last saw The McGillicuddys
play at The Waverly this time last year; they packed them
in and we danced non-stop all night. Now that's my definition
of fun and a sure-fire way of keeping the winter doldrums
January 25, 2010: Canoe
Brewpub Burns Night Party
Inspiring bold John Barleycorn,
What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we
fear nae evil; Wi' usquebae, we'll face the devil!
January 25, McGillicuddys start a new
tradition: our very own Burns Night Party
at the Canoe
Brewpub. There'll be no penny pinching allowed - no
cover charge for this one - as McGillicuddys and our special
guest, Pipe Major Steve Kelly, bring you a psycho ceilidh
to remember. The fun begins with the toast to the haggis
at 8:00, followed by drinking, dancing and... haggis eating.
The pub requests that you kindly leave your cabers at
home. kilts not mandatory, but encouraged.
McGillicuddys CD "Sin Lane" OUT NOW!!!
been a long time coming, but McGillicuddys'
brand new CD, Sin Lane is
now officially released. We'll be providing more details
about the new disk, so keep your eyes glued to this space.
For now, you can check out the complete track list below.
Sin Lane is currently available
from the band and at gigs, and will be available very
soon from the Store page of this
site so you can get your very own copy by mail order.
Sin Lane features
nine band-new McGillicuddys original songs, Richard Thompson's
1952 Vincent Black Lightning, the Nips' Gabrielle,
and The Banks of the Roses (Traditional).
Complete Track List:
1. Ferry to the Smoke
2. Calgary, 11:35
3. Thinking of You
4. The Banks of the Roses
6. The Siren’s Drone
8. A Hard Way
10. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
11. Valencia (Three Miles to Cape Beale)
12. Last Round in Lacombe
October 16: V-Lounge,
McGillicuddys will be playing with
our Drunken Lazy Bastard mates, The
Mahones, along with The
Popes from London UK (as in Shane MacGowan and The...
but without Shane as he's busy with that other band of
Delinquints and DJ
Ray Gange of the Clash film "Rude Boy" fame.
Sin Lane Tour 2009
McGillicuddys will be enbarking
on a short tour of the western provinces to celebrate
the release in the first week of September of our second
full length CD, "Sin Lane."
will be debuting songs from "Sin Lane,"
some you may have heard live before and some shiny brand
new tunes, as well as playing all the usual hard drinking,
boot stomping, psycho Ceilidh favourites. We will have
the new CD and new Tshirts for sale at these shows.
September 11: Pub 340,
September 12: Vern's, Calgary AB
September 13: The Slice, Lethbridge AB
September 14: Pete's Club, Jasper AB
for more information.
July 2, 2009: Logan's
Pub, Victoria BC
Baby, Baby, Baby . . . On Thursday
July 2 McGillicuddys will be playing at Logan's
Pub with the legendary original UK punk rockers, the
Vibrators. It should be a night of "Pure Mania,"
and definitely not a gig to be missed. Sherbrooke Quebec's
Fury round out the bill. All we can say is YEAH
May 2, 2009: Ukee Pub,
On Saturday May 2 we will be making
our first trip out to Ucluelet, and will be appearing
at the Ukee Pub at the Ucluelet
Lodge. The Lodge is "in the very heart of downtown
Ucluelet, [and is] one of the oldest buildings in town,
rich in stories and heritage." Besides the pub, the
lodge boasts a backpacker's hostel for anyone making the
trip out to the coast for this one.
June 12, 2009: Lucky
Bar, Victoria BC
We will be supporting the Peacocks
from Zurich, Switzerland on June 12 at Lucky.
These guys play some awesome Psychobilly/punk (and look
dead cool to boot!) and have the Henchman along for the