...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

In April and May, you can catch us every weekend at the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale.  We'll be there all seven weekends with shows on multiple stages, and we'll also be a part of the Queen's Show this year! And, as always, find us just inside the front gate at the end of each day and join in the giant sing-along that is Kitchen Party.

After faire season, we start recording our next album, but we also have more shows at Muldoon's Irish Pub planned as well as our first-ever voyage to San Diego for the Sea Chantey Festival

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

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