Announcing: Gangers, Chancers & the Craic – Our NEW ALBUM released July 6, 2018!

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It’s been more than a year since The Dram and the Fray came out and on July 6th, our long-awaited fifth album will be released! This one is a little more special than the others, however, as it was recorded, mixed and mastered here in Victoria by the acclaimed producer and sound engineer, Joby Baker! We had a great time recording it live off the floor with some incredible vintage equipment and managed to lay down a total of 18 tracks in two days, with a third day for final mixing and mastering! It includes some old favourites, as well as some new ones we think you’ll enjoy!

One of the songs we’re most excited about is our recording of the traditional Australian tune, Lachlan Tigers, which features the great Mick Slocum of the Australian band The Bushwackers on vocals (recorded in his own studio in Australia, sent over to Joby and then mixed with our track). Be sure to check it out!

To purchase your own copy, come by to see us perform at any of our upcoming shows or stream the album online for free at bandcamp.com


June at a glance!

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Lots of exciting stuff coming up! May was excellent. We had a great time at the Highland Games as well as at the many Irish Times evenings and private events!

June looks pretty insane! First season appearances at the Sidney Street Market(June 14th, 21st, and 28th) as well as the Ship Point Market(June 29th).

We’re also heading out to the Tractor Grease compound in Chilliwack for our fourth appearance(June 7th) and The Dubh Linn Gate Public House in Vancouver(June 8th).

Our Irish Times dates for this month are as follows: June 4th, 6th, 11th, 18th, 20th,  and 25th. We hope to see you out there! Thanks to all of our regulars for making the shows a success!!

Besides that, a big thanks to all who’ve booked us for the many private events this month! Wedding and birthday party season has begun!

Please see listings for details. Cheers!

This week with Knacker’s Yard!

Playing tonight at The Irish Times Pub on Government Street.
Live music from 9PM-12AM tonight!

We’re doing a little blitz of shows at The Irish Times this week;
Thursday, May 17th, 9PM-12:30AM
Friday, May 18th, 9PM-12:30AM
Saturday, May 19th, 9PM-12:30AM
Sunday, May 20th, 4PM-7PM
Monday, May 21st, 9PM-12AM

It’s also the weekend of the Victoria Highland Games coming up!
Make sure to check out their website for a program of events and entertainment. We’ll be performing at The Highland Games on Monday May 21st, as well as performing live Scottish, Irish and English folk classics at the Irish Times Pub all weekend!

Hope to see you out!

Irish Times Pub Tonight!

Knacker’s Yard will be back at The Irish Times Pub tonight to kick off the week! Here are some pictures from last Wednesday (Irish Times Pub) as well as from this past weekend at Moby’s Pub (Saltspring Island) and Saturday’s ALS Fundraiser (“Life is a Celebration, Despite ALS”).

Thanks to everyone who came out to dance and enjoy the music!

Knacker’s Yard at The Irish Times on Wednesday April 11th, 2018

Moby’s Pub, Saltspring Island. Friday April 13th, 2018

“Life is a Celebration, Despite ALS” Fundraiser
Saturday April 14th, 2018 at The Saanich Fairgrounds Main Hall.

Upcoming Shows!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out the Tartan Day Celebration in  Centennial Square yesterday. Next up is our recording session at Baker Studios which starts tomorrow morning! As we will be in the studio, we won’t be at the Irish Times on Monday April 9th. (We will be back at The Times on Wednesday April 11th)


Next weekend;

Friday April 13th, 2018
Knacker’s Yard at Moby’s Pub
Ganges, Saltspring Island
9PM – Close
7$ at the Door

Saturday April 14th, 2018
Life is a Celebration Despite ALS
Cedar Room,  Saanich Fairgrounds
1528 Stelly’s Cross Rd, Saanichton BC
Tickets available on Eventbrite
7:30PM – 11:00PM


Tartan Day Celebration this Saturday!

The Victoria Highland Games Association hosts TARTAN DAY celebrations in Centennial Square on Saturday, April 7 to celebrate the city’s strong Scottish and Celtic heritage and culture. Pipe band performance, Highland dancers, Irish dancers, heavy event athletes demo, Knacker’s Yard band and the Gaelic Choir are scheduled. Noon to 4 pm – FREE!

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