...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 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. Most of us 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!)



The Riverside Dickens Festival is going virtual this year! Join us for the Virtual Festival starting on Saturday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m. The festival will include a NEW VIDEO from us featuring two songs from our most recent album. They have a full slate planned at their FREE recorded and interactive online literary festival. Join the online event and explore Victorian and Steampunk shops, watch live lecturers talking about historical battles and customs, and watch entertainers (including us) amaze you with vintage inspired music, magic and much much more!

Please click the Eventeny Link to join the virtual festival on February 20th and 21st.

Stay healthy and stay safe, friends. Sláinte!


Our new music video of Wake Up Whole Again, including the added voices of some of the band's nearest and dearest joining us as a choir, is now live! Watch it in the frame above or visit our YouTube channel.



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. 

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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