About the Band

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Sportive Tricks - Celtic Music with a Kick

A Southern California Folk Band with a heavy Irish influence, Sportive Tricks takes great delight in giving traditional music a rousing twist. They also play many original tunes, both serious & silly. The band started as performers at the Renaissance Faire in 2009 but their music only hints at these beginnings. Tricks’ music leans towards bands like Great Big Sea and Gaelic Storm with influences ranging from The Chieftains to Flogging Molly. Inspired by the rich traditions of Irish, Scottish, & English folk, Cape Breton music, and sea shanties; Sportive Tricks combines traditional instruments with new arrangements, high energy, and a dash of humor for a foot tapping, hand clapping good time.

Sportive Tricks plays year round at pubs and concerts as often as they can. 


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Our New CD: Tricks Up Our Sleeves

The Wait is Over!!!
Our new CD: "Tricks Up Our Sleeves" is here. Featuring 16 songs, 4 of which are original pieces, this album has challenged us to grow as musicians. We are proud to share our music with you. The CD can be purchased wherever Tricks can be found or on-line through CDBaby.

Join us in celebrating the new CD at:

July 25th  Summer Shakespeare - 'Titus Andronicus"  The band will play 2 sets starting at 5:30 & running till the play begins at 8pm. A great way to enjoy both music & summer theater in this beautiful outdoor setting.   Bring a picnic or buy one at the venue and help support quality local theater. Pomona College, Claremont CA

August 29th The Red Leprechaun in Long Beach CA Always a good time at this great gastro-pub.

Join us for good times and great music.  See our events page for more details
Slainte!