Update: November, 2015 – Winter is Here!

Wolf and Owen Sidney BC

Wolf and Owen Sidney BC


Welcome to our November update! With up to three performances per day the summer was a whirlwind of activity! So, unfortunately, its taken us quite some time to update the site. Our apologies.

Although the longer updates are few, you can always check out our upcoming shows either on this site, or on our Facebook page:


SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS – The Sidney Summer Market, Bastion Square Summer Market, Lavender Fest, The Oak Bay Tea Party, The Snowbirds Show, Fern Fest, The Swiftsure Yacht Races, The Metchosin Bandwagon, Cowichan Folk Guild, Ship Point Pier, Centennial Square Summer Concert Series, and much more made the summer a very exciting time. We met hundreds, and performed for thousands, of  people from all over the world! We sold out of our first album, ‘The High St. Demo'(which we re-pressed), and managed to do a second recording(more on that above). Thanks to everyone who supported the band by stopping by and listening, or by purchasing shirts and CDs! It keeps us going.


Hamish Burgess: artist and host of Maui Celtic Radio


Another great highlight was meeting Hamish Burgess. Hamish is a visual artist, a piper, “Scott of the year,” surfer, the host of Maui Celtic Radio, and much more! After taking in a few Knacker’s Yard shows this last summer, Hamish put together a lovely spotlight on the band for his radio show. This included an exclusive on our6664_604293442915191_510140822_n new record ‘Live At Dunsterville,’ as well as song commentaries and interviews. You can listen to the entire show at: https://www.mixcloud.com/mauiceltic/maui-celtic-show-15-battlefield-bandknackers-yard-sept-27th-brr64/. The spotlight was aired in many different countries. These included Scotland, Australia, Newfoundland, Ireland, UK, The Canadian Maritimes, the Pacific Northwest etc. Thanks Hamish!

To learn more about Maui Celtic Radio, and check out his art go to: http://www.mauiceltic.com/


Cover Photo for ‘Live at Dunsterville,’ 2015 Photo Credit: Danielle Buchinski

LIVE AT DUNSTERVILLE! – In case you don’t know it, KNACKER’S YARD has a new album out! The title is ‘Live at Dunsterville,’ and was recorded live off the floor at our house on Dunsterville Ave.(hence the title) The CD features eleven tracks of Irish, Scottish, and English folk tunes, as well as one original track(entitled ‘The Milton St. Mine Disaster’).

The album can be downloaded from knackersyard.bandcamp.com for free. or for a donation. You can also contact us for orders! We also have t-shirts for sale, if interested. Both the CDs and T-shirts are $10.00. All money brought in goes towards our next self-release.

UPCOMING – Lots coming up! Between our Christmas Eve show at the Irish Times, and some St. Paddy’s Day events, the Victoria Folk Society(March 13th) and the Metchosin Bandwagon(March 18th), it’s getting busy! So stay tuned, and we hope to see you out at some of the shows! Anyone interested in booking the band for private or public events, feel free to contact us through this site.


Centennial Square, Summer 2015 Photo: Hamish Burgess