Author: knackersyard

Holiday Season with Knacker’s Yard

November was a busy month for us, averaging 5 shows a week! Highlights included a very successful first weekend at the Whistler Dubh Linn Gate, an epic dance party at the Whale Rub Pub on Malcolm Island, two packed and raucous shows in Nanaimo, a brilliant sold-out concert at the Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge in Parksville (where we’ll certainly be returning to play again), and of course our usual Monday and Wednesday nights at the Irish Times which have continued to be well-attended by regulars and newcomers alike. Rowdy audience participation is at an all-time high with lots of dancing and singing along to our old classic tunes, as well as some new songs we’ve just started playing: “Dicey Reilly” and “Seven Drunken Nights” made famous by Ronnie Drew of the Dubliners, and “A Pair of Brown Eyes” written and performed by Shane MacGowan of The Pogues.

We also recorded a session album in New Westminster with Len Osanic of Fiasco Brothers Recording Studio which we hope to release as an album before Christmas! And in other merch news, we have just had our most recent album Gangers, Chancers and the Craic sell out (that’s 1000 copies sold since July!) and have just had it re-pressed. We are also now selling sweatshirts and long sleeves with our new design. Be sure to come down to a show and check them out!

December is looking to be just as busy! We have another weekend away in Whistler to look forward to, a string of shows on the mainland in Chilliwack and Vancouver, and our debut performance on Bowen Island on December 15th. That will be followed by a Celtic dance party in Port Alberni on December 21st and a Solstice celebration on December 22nd in Ucluelet. We’ll be at the Irish Times for Christmas Eve which promises to be a very popular and rousing show, and will be playing Protection Island to ring in the New Year. Come along to any of our shows this month and you can hear us doing  our favourite Christmas hit “Fairytale of New York” by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl. We’re looking forward to seeing our fans come out, get festive and sing along! Happy holidays!

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This Weekend! Sointula Winter Fest & Port McNeill Shows!

Whale Rub Pub, Malcom Island

We’ll be performing in Port McNeill and on Malcom Island this weekend;
It’s the 42nd Annual Winterfest in beautiful Sointula!

Friday November 16th, 2018
The Rock Public House
1703 Broughton Blvd
Port McNeill, BC
9pm-12am

Saturday November 17th, 2018
Sointula Winter Festival
The Whale’s Rub Pub
Sointula, BC
8:00pm-11:00pm
For info: call (250) 230-6722
Tickets at the door

This Week: The Irish Times, Chilliwack & Vancouver Events.

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Group shot of Knacker’s Yard at The Irish Times Pub with Bronwyn singing “A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday.”

Knacker’s Yard will be at The Irish Times Pub tonight performing from 9PM-12AM; for all our local friends and fans. Tonight is Whiskey Wednesday! Check out the Knacker’s Yard page on Facebook for more Photos, Videos, News and Event Updates.

We’ll be back on the mainland this week, performing at Chilliwack’s Tractorgrease Music Cafe on Thursday night, and at Vancouver’s Dubh Linn Gate Main Street on Saturday Night.

Thursday November 8th
Tractorgrease Music Cafe
48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack, BC
7pm-10pm
$15 all ages

Saturday November 10th
Dubh Linn Gate Vancouver
1601 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
9pm-12am
No cover.

Cheers!

 

 

Knacker’s Yard at the Dubh Linn Gate Whistler! This Weekend!

Knacker’s Yard will be heading to Whistler this weekend!
Hope to see some of our Mainland friends and fans out! It’s going to be a full weekend of drink, dance and music with afternoon concerts too!

Friday November 2nd // 9PM-12AM
Saturday November 3rd // 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM
Sunday November 4th // 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM

Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub Whistler
4320 Sundial Crescent #170, Whistler, BC
T: 604.905.4047

Also some pictures from last night’s Samhain Celebration at The Irish Times Pub.
Thanks again to all of our regulars at The Times, it wouldn’t be the same without you all!