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Friday, June 5, 2015: Urge Studios Celebrates 20 Years @ Wheelies Motorcycles, Victoria, BC.

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McGillicuddys News:

We are excited to announce McGillicuddys will be playing at the Urge Studios 20 Year celebration at Wheelies Motorcycles on June 5 with the Stockers! Check below for more details.


Upcoming Shows Announced:


June 5, 2015: Urge Studios & 737 Productions w/ Support from Phillips Brewery Presents: Urge Studios Celebrates 20 Years

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See: Wheelies Motorcycles Website

Urge Studios is celebrating 20 years of business in Victoria! So come out to Wheelies Motorcycles on Friday, June the 5th, for the rock n roll parking lot party that's going to kick start your summer off proper, and give our friends at Urge the recognition they deserve. The Stockers are opening up the night with their brand of solid Vancouver Island Rock n Roll. Having just released their new self produced EP: "Unsafe At Any Speed", these guys will melt your faces right off and get you warmed up for local Celtic Punk favourites, The McGillicuddys.

Come out to support Victoria's longest running tattoo shop. Tickets on sale Friday, May 8th @ Urge Studios (1026 Cook Street) & Wheelies (2620 Rock Bay Ave). Doors at 8, bands at 8:30, cover $15.

May 16 & 17, 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM: Victoria Highland Games Celtic Music Tent

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See: Victoria Highland Games Website

McGillicuddys will be kicking off the Victoria Highland Games in the Celtic Music Tent with a BANG again this year, performing right after the opening ceremonies at 1:00 PM BOTH Saturday and Sunday. As well, the Games will be extending festivities into the evening this year, and we will be closing things down both days at 7:00 PM. Yup, that’s four shows in two days, interspersed with beer garden-ing at the Rampant Lion pub. We’ll be doing different sets at each show, so expect all your faves. So join us for beer garden, gig, pipes/snacks/heavy events/dancing/whisky tasting, etc., all interspersed with more beer garden, then gig. Repeat the next day. The Celtic Music Tent opens at 10 AM, tickets are for a day pass or $24 for all weekend, and are available on the gate or online.

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March 28, 2015: Timbers Army Post-Match Party

See: The Railway Club Website

Saturday, March 28, Portland Timbers Army Post-Match Party (Southsiders welcome too!), right after the big match: Timbers vs. Whitecaps. With Green Flag (Portland Timbers-themed punk from PDX) and Green horn (same but alt-country). Expect Celtic punk, footy chants, beer, whiskey and plenty of dancing and singing along. Don't miss this one, Whether the Portland Timbers win lose or draw we'll be having a laugh afterwards at the Railway Club with the McGillicuddys, Green Flag, Greenhorn, and Cider Riot!Doors: 8:00. Admission: $5/Free with 107ist card.

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March 14 , 2015: McGillicuddys Live at Wheelies St. Patrick's Day Party

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See: Wheelies Motorcycles Website

Saturday, March 14 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM: Rock out with the McGillicuddys for St. Patrick's Day at the inimitable Wheelies Motorcycle Cafe!!! This will be our debut gig at Wheelies - needless to say, we're super excited! This show should not be missed: it's a Pre St. Paddy's Day (punk) rocker party this year, and this is the perfect place to go kick back a Guinness, stomp your feet, and have great ol' time. Special guest on saxamaphone is our very own Morgan Rennef Onda!
Tickets are $10, and are available at wheelies and ONLINE in advance.

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January 25, 2015: Burns Night Celebration

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Sunday January 25, 2014, 8:00 PM to late: Join McGillicuddys at Canoe Brewpub for Victoria's most Celtic punk rockin' Robbie Burns Night party. Truth to tell, this one has become even more fun than St. Paddy's (no tossers in dollar store leprechaun outfits for a start!), with a great atmosphere for the whole family - assuming your family is bunch of boozy, haggis eating, Celtic-punk rockers. With guests Morag MacNeil on pipes, and Morgan Onda on the sax, expect the unexpected, and a special gig. As usual, there will be the Address to the Haggis and a complementary haggis tasting. Kilts recommended, claymores less so. No Cover, so don't be late!

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September 5 , 2014: Gigantic Cider Riot! tap takeover at the Canoe featuring the McGillicuddys

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See: Canoe Brewpub Website

Friday, 5 September at 8:00 PM to late (music 9:30ish): Gigantic Brewing Company and Cider Riot! team up to present Victoria's own McGillicuddys at the Canoe Brewpub on Friday, September 5th. Sample special beers from Gigantic and Canoe, and special ciders from Cider Riot! and pogo and jig to the McGillicuddys Celtic Punk after the Great Canadian Beer Festival - it's bound to be a great time. It's gonna be a get together for old drinking buddys: McGillicuddys managed to convince Ben Gigantic to make us their official Celtic Punk band, and Abe Cider Riot! and McGs have been joined at the... liver(?) for more years than we care to mention. No cover.

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May 10, 2014: Cider Riot! Takes to the Streets Party featuring the McGillicuddys

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See: Biddy McGraw's Home

Takes to the Streets Parade Now Confirmed! Meet at Cheese Bar for a 6pm departure of the Cider Riot Takes to the Streets Parade! Featuring the Cider Riot! Color Guard and Pipe Major Tim Birr of the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Pipes & Drums

Message from Abe:

"About a year ago I got serious about making cider commercially. Now Cider Ri...ot! is up and running and I'd like to thank everyone who helped me along the way, and say cheers. Join me to celebrate the late May release of Cider Riot! Everybody Pogo and Burncider in half-litre glass bottles, taste some special reserve kegs, and pogo the night away to the McGillicuddys from Victoria, BC. The cider will be flowing at Biddys at 7pm, and the music starts round about 9pm. Stay tuned for an exact tap lineup, but expect to see Everybody Pogo, Burncider, Paddy, and maybe even a few sneak previews of some special ciders."

Saturday May 10, 2014 at Biddy McGraw's, Portland, OR.

Doors at 7:00 PM, no cover.



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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