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March 17, 2013: McGillicuddys St. Paddy's Party, Victoria BC.
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Upcoming Shows Announced:

March 17, 2013: McGillicuddys' St. Paddy's Day Party, featuring DJ Cheey Tiki

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Take the Donegal Express downtown to Lucky Bar for the ONLY St. Paddy’s Party That Matters! McGillicuddys will be bringing the full on Celtic rockin’ psycho ceilidh back to the heart of downtown Victoria, so whether you’re Irish, or Irish for a day, there’s no excuse not to stagger on down and get half a pint of Powers down your neck. Wear green, drink black and don’t forget your silly hats! Our good friend DJ Cheeky O’Tiki will be spinning some awesome tunes to keep the party going non-stop.

Sunday, March 17 at Lucky Bar.

Doors at 8 PM, McGillicuddys start at 9 PM. $10 at the door.

This is an EARLY show, so you’re advised to come early and get well lubricated.

January 25, 2012: Canoe Burns Night Party

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See: Canoe Brewpub Facebook

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!

Friday, January 25 the Canoe Brewpub's place to be for the McGillicuddys Burns Night Party! No, there's no sale, but plenty of finely crafted ale. There's lassies fair and whisky rare, and . . . oh, never mind.

Wear your kilt if you've got one, but please leave your sheep at home (you know who I'm talking about). The awesome duo of Nathan Roberts and Steve Kelly will be rocking us on the duelling great highland bagpipes for some Caledonian-flavoured tunes, and don't miss the Address to the Haggis or complementary haggis tasting courtesy of the Canoe Pub. Things kick off at 9pm and go 'til we shut the pub down. For you penny pinchers, there's a $5 cover after 9pm, so get there early. Slainte!

October 20, 2012: Timbers Army Pre-Game Party

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See: The Railway Club Website

Saturday October 20, Portland Timbers Army Pre-game Party (Southsiders welcome too!), the night before the big match: Timbers vs. Whitecaps. Special ales from Gigantic (PDX) and Parallel 49 (YVR) in attendance while they last - you snooze, you lose. With Green Flag (Portland Timbers-themed punk from PDX). Expect Celtic punk, footy chants, beer, whiskey and plenty of dancing and singing along. Last year was epic, so don't miss this. If you're not hung over for that match the next day, you're not trying hard enough (you big girl's blouse). Doors: 8:30. Admission: $5/Free with 107ist card.

October 12, 2012: Sopranos Bar and Grill

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Sopranos Bar and Grill: Website

Friday October 12, McGillicuddys, with guests (TBA). We might even let ya karaoke between sets, as long as it's a Celtic, punk, or something we approve of - we'll gong you if we think your song sucks! Doors: 9:00. Admission: $7.

September 15, 2012: Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Party

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See: Tudor House Facebook

Come celebrate the halfway point to the most important day of the year with über cheap hi-balls n’ Celtic Rock n’ Roll! SATURDAY (September 15/12) at the Tudor House Pub. No cover. Doors: 6pm. McGillicuddys play from 9:30 to 1:00 am.

March 17, 2012: McGillicuddys' St. Paddy's Day Party, featuring DJ Cheey Tiki

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See: Logan's Pub Facebook

McGillicuddys are bringing the ONLY St. Patrick's Day Party that matters back home, making our eagerly anticipated return to Logan's Tavern of the Damned! Come celebrate the anti-snake faction, and the traditions of ancient Ireland, with green beer, daft hats, and McGillicuddys' patented psycho Ceilidh! More Celtic punk rock'n'roll than a quiet man could shake a shillelagh at, with DJ Cheeky Tiki spinning your favourite Celtic-flavoured tunes throughout the night. Dress code: something green - leather and your dancing boots optional. 10:00-12:45 PM, doors at 9:00 - $10 at the door (best advice: come early and get lubricated). Saturday, March 17 at Logan's Pub.

March 10, 2012: McGillicuddys Pre-St. Paddy's Party at the Tudor House Pub

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See: Tudor House Facebook

Kick off St. Patrick’s week with a night of Celtic Rock n’ Roll to get your liver primed and the dust off your dance shoes, at the Tudor House Pub. SATURDAY (March 10, 2012) No Cover. Doors: 11:00 am. Band plays from 9:15 pm - 1:00 am.

January 25, 2012: Canoe Burns Night Party featuring McGillicuddys

RSVP: Facebook Event
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
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CD Reviews

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
13. We'll be Coming Down the Road


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