...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

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Muldoon's Irish Pub in Newport Beach in December and January.  We'll be back there again on Sunday, March 4th.

In the meantime, we'll be back at the Riverside Dickens Festival again this year.  Festival dates are February 24th and 25th.

Saturday, March 17th... ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHENANIGANS in Long Beach with us and our friends The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Poxy Boggards.  TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. 

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

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