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(Day After) St. Paddy's Day Show at Packinghouse Brewing Company @ Packinghouse Brewing Company, Riverside
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“...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
Sportive Tricks - Celtic with a Kick
A Southern California folk band formed in 2006 with traditional folk music influences, Sportive Tricks brings you Celtic with a kick. From time-honored sing-alongs to sea chanteys to covers with a twist to original songs, the seven members of Tricks each bring their voices, instrumental talents*, experience, and energy for a foot-tapping good time. Sportive Tricks plays year-round at events and shows, mostly in California and Nevada. 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. Most of us play multiple instruments, and one of us plays fifty-six 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!)
2022 is off to a great start! After some great gigs in Riverside. we're now getting ready for the long-waited reopening of the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale, running for seven weekends starting on April 9th. And yes, we'll be there every weekend!
We'll be posting more information and dates of other upcoming shows soon!
Our latest album, Every Trick in the Book, is available here on our site! Twenty-six instruments, ten voices, and 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.
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!