...This is one of the best groups playing around Southern California today! The band is energetic, fun, and comprised of gifted musicians.”

— Irish Arts and Entertainment: Annual Irish Music Special

About the Band

Sportive Tricks - Celtic Music with a Kick

A Southern California folk band formed in 2006 with a heavy Celtic influence, Sportive Tricks takes traditional music and gives it a rousing twist. From Irish sing-alongs to folk-rock music to sea chanteys to original songs, the seven members of Tricks each bring their voices, instruments*, and energy for a foot-tapping good time. If you're looking for a fun and versatile band that's equally at home at pubs, festivals, historical events, fairs, or private parties, drop us a line!

 
 

*Not kidding about this one. We all play multiple instruments, and one of us plays 56 of them. Really! Heck, five out of seven of us play bass..Hence the Sportive Tricks Drinking Game: take a drink when any of us changes instruments. (Please play responsibly!)

 

Current Happenings

BIG NEWS! Our new album, Every Trick in the Book, is now available!! Twenty-six instruments, ten voices, sixteen tracks, including traditional, covers, and originals. Visit our shop* for more information, and the CD will also be available at all of our live shows.

Speaking of live shows, our first show of 2020 will be on Sunday, January 12th at Muldoon's Irish Pub in Newport Beach with the music starting at 2:00 p.m. In February, find us at the Riverside Dickens Festival performing multiple shows on the 22nd & 23rd. 

Check back here or follow us on Facebook for more announcements.

*When you purchase directly from independent artists rather than through conventional music sites, 100% of the funds go to the band (for us, it goes to our our instruments, equipment, CD production costs, etc.). Conventional music sites only give the artists between <1% and 9%, and it's usually closer to the former. We appreciate your support!

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