...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

New CD! Available on CD now, soon to be available digitally!

New CD! Available on CD now, soon to be available digitally!

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 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. Not kidding! 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 drink responsibly!)


Current Happenings

BIG NEWS! Our new album, Every Trick in the Book, is now available in CD form and will soon be available digitally! Twenty-six instruments, ten voices, sixteen tracks, and we can't wait for you all to hear it.

Our December is focused on private events, but we'll have a show in early 2020 to announce soon, and make your plans now to join us at the Riverside Dickens Festival in February.

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


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