...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 with a heavy Irish influence, Sportive Tricks gives traditional music a rousing twist. Inspired by Irish, Scottish, and English folk, Cape Breton music, and sea chanteys, Sportive Tricks combines traditional instruments with new arrangements, high energy, and humor for a foot-tapping, hand-clapping good time. If you're looking for a fun and versatile band for your Irish, Celtic, Western, Victorian, Renaissance, Folk, or other any other type of event, venue, fair, convention, or festival, we'd love to talk to you.

Sportive Tricks plays year-round at pubs, festivals, events, and concerts throughout California (and beyond). 


2018 Happenings

Our next show is at the OC Fair on August 9th. Join us at the Hangar Stage at 1:30 p.m.  Ditch work and join us for fun and fried foods! We also have some road shows coming up, including our first-ever voyage to San Diego for two shows: first, a Saturday night show with local folk-punk band The Downs Family at the Black Cat Bar on August 25th, and then aboard the historic tall ship The Star of India for the Sea Chantey Festival on August 26th. We're also returning to Las Vegas for the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival October 12th-14th. In November, we'll be back at The Olde Ship in Santa Ana on Saturday the 24th for a Tricks Thanksgiving show.

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

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