...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

Catch us in November at The Olde Ship in Santa Ana on the evening of Saturday the 24th for a Tricks Thanksgiving show! We also have a few private events coming up, and when we're not at those, we're hard at work recording our next album. We're already working on our 2019 calendar as well, and we have lots of fun plans in progress!

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


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