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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!

Please note: The pub has advised us that they expect this event to fill up quickly, so you might want to arrive early.

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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.

"We'll 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: the Pink on the Pitch campaign to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

All 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

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New Review

The McGillicuddys - Sin Lane
There is a review of the new McGillicuddys CD, Sin Lane, in the current issue of Absolute Underground: Vol.6-#2-Issue 32-Feb./Mar.2010.
Read the review , or go to Reviews to read all reviews.


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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 more!

The 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 help.

To see more details and RSVP, click Here.

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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 Irish Pub.

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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 rock.

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 at bay!


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!
Robert Burns

This 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.

New McGillicuddys CD "Sin Lane" OUT NOW!!!

It's 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
5. Gabrielle
6. The Siren’s Drone
7. Bones
8. A Hard Way
9. Glory-O
10. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
11. Valencia (Three Miles to Cape Beale)
12. Last Round in Lacombe

Upcoming Shows

October 16: V-Lounge, Victoria BC
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 his), The 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."

We 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, Vancouver BC
September 12: Vern's, Calgary AB
September 13: The Slice, Lethbridge AB
September 14: Pete's Club, Jasper AB

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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 Farler's Fury round out the bill. All we can say is YEAH YEAH YEAH!

May 2, 2009: Ukee Pub, Ucluelet BC
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 ride too.

22 February 2009

McGillicuddys Throne Speech
We've been thinking (insert funny comment here) and decided it might be a good idea to pass along to our supporters the general status of all things McGillicuddy - recent happenings, future plans, links to YouTube videos, etc. To that end, please check this space for all the juicy details.

The big news right now is that we've been in the studio, starting last November, and working on recording a new album. We've got about eight songs more-or-less done, with a few more still to follow. We hope to have it completed and released this Spring or Summer, and plan to tour in support of the record in the Autumn. Once we're though the St, Paddy's shows, we'll be supplying more details, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference (not so subtle hint!).


Upcoming Shows

March 12, 2009: Evolution the Club Presents - On Stage
McGillicuddys will be starting the St. Paddy's party week on Thursday March 14, at Evolution The Club in Victoria BC. With Gypsy Hacks & Insomniacs.

March 17, 2009: The Only St. Paddy's Day Party That Matters!
St. Patrick's Night, at (where else?) Logan's Pub, Victoria BC.
Recipe for a Psycho Ceilidh rager:
Add a big shot of Celtic punk rock'n'roll from the McGillicuddys, mix with some sweet rockabilly from Hank Angel and his Island Devils, and mix it all together with DeeJays Cheeky O'Tiki and Suzie Spitfyre spinning some crazy drunken Irish music and greasy rock and roll. It starts when the doors open, and only stops when we've fallen and can't get up. Truly the only St. Paddy's day party that matters!

February 27, 2009: The Waverly Hotel, Cumberland
The Waverley Hotel "is one of the last great roots music rooms in Canada!" and we're excited to be packing up the van and heading up-Island for our first show at this legendary venue. No support bands for this one, so bring your dancing boots and get there early.

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