...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 Muldoon's Irish Pub on Sunday, July 29th. Join us in their beautiful courtyard under the sycamore tree for an afternoon of food, drink, and music. After that, catch us at the OC Fair on August 9th. We also have some road shows coming up, including our first-ever voyage to San Diego for the Sea Chantey Festival on August 26th and returning to Las Vegas for the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival October 12th-14th. 

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

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