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January 25, 2012: Canoe Brewpub, Victoria BC.
Canoe Burns Night Party
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Upcoming Shows:

January 25, 2011: Canoe Burns Night Party featuring McGillicuddys

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See: Canoe Brewpub Facebook

There's none more Scots . . . than our Scottish and Scottish-for-a-night friends celebrating Robbie Burns night with McGillicuddys at the Canoe Brewpub. Our special guest Pipe Major Steve Kelly will joining us on the pipes while we serve out some Caledonian-flavoured tunes for your consumption. The Address to the Haggis kicks things off at 8 PM, followed by a haggis tasting, Scotch whisky drink specials, caber catching, highland flinging (is that even a word?) and other highland hijinks. For you penny pinchers, there's no cover, free haggis samples, whisky specials, and no excuses for you to miss this one. Slainte!

November 17, 2011: The Mahones, The McGillicuddy's, Unbelievers, The Gypsy Hacks & Insomniacs!

Our great friends The Mahones make their return to Victoria as part of their Black Irish World Tour. Come raise your pints (we will be) and get your dance on with more Celtic punk than you can shake a shillelagh at. Joining us will be The Unbelievers from Toronto, and locals the Gypsy Hacks and Insomniacs. Bands start at 9 PM sharp. Tickets are $12 in advance from Lyle's Place, BC Smoke Shop and

October 15, 2011: Tudor Style Ceilidh with the McGillicuddys!

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A night of Celtic Punk at the Tudor House Pub complete with cheap hi-balls n' Kilts n' BBQ Beef Brisket! All regimental of course! Saturday, October 15. No Cover. Doors: 6 pm. Band plays from 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM.

October 1, 2011: Timbers Army take Vancouver with the McGillicuddys

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Early show: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday night before the final Cascadian clash of the 2011 MLS season at BC Place.

Featuring a Cask-Off between Portland's Hopworks Urban Brewery and Central City Brewing. Hopworks will be pouring Cool Grand New American Bitter. Central City will be pouring Red Racer ESB from firkins on the bar, in addition to the Railway's fine selection of BC craft beer. The McGillicuddys from Victoria rock the house with their Celtic punk.
No Cover or club membership required.

March 17, 2011: St. Paddys Day Party

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See: Canoe Brewepub Events Canoe 2011 St. Patrick's Day

We're bringing Victoria's ONLY Celtic Rockin' Psycho Ceilidh into the heart of downtown this year. Come 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 arse off to some Celtic punk rock'n'roll courtesy of ourselves, the McGillicuddys. Real beer, 'reel' rock'n'roll (get it?) and more fun than you can shake a shillelagh at. Band from 8:30 - 11:30. FREE, as in no cover.Thursday, March 17 at Canoe Brewpub.

March 18, 2011: St. Patty's Day at the Pacific Fleet Club

See: Pacific Fleet Club Entertainment Events St. Patty's Day at the Pacific Fleet Club

We'll be bringing day two of our St. Paddy's party to the Pacific Fleet Club. With a Vancouver Island Brewery beer tasting station (what's not to go wrong there) and door prizes - Mt. Washington Ski Pass(es), Seadog Jacket(s). VanIsland Brewery Tours, A rustic Keith's wooden box frame dartboard, and many more prizes! Find a friend in the forces to sign you in (email us if you're Billy no mates). Friday March 18, doors at 19:00, band at 21:00 - that's 7 PM and 9 PM for you land lubbers. Tickets $5.00

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January 25, 2011: Canoe Brewpub Burns Night Psycho Ceilidh

RSVP: McGillicuddys Robert Burns Night Facebook Event
See: Canoe Brewepub Events Canoe 2011 Burns Night Party

A man may drink, and no be drunk;
A man may fight, and no be slain;
A man may kiss a bonie lass,
And aye be welcome back again!

Robert Burns

McGillicuddys will be coming back to the Canoe Brewpub, Tuesday January 25, for our second annual Burns Night Party. There'll be no penny pinching allowed - no cover charge for this one (yes, that does mean FREE... except for the beer, of course) - 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 tasting. The pub requests that you kindly leave your cabers at home. Kilts not mandatory, but encouraged. Sean Connery and Mel Gibson impersonations expected . . . "Freedom!"

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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New Review

Review - McGillicuddys - Sin Lane (2010)
There is another awesome review of our new CD, Sin Lane, at Celtic Folk-Punk and More.
Read the review , or go to Reviews to read all reviews

You can also see kinksmarkham's Blog for this 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.

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


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"Leaving of Liverpool" video
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