Wednesday & Thursday at The Irish Times Pub

Knacker’s Yard will be at The Irish Times Pub tonight and Thursday night this week!

Wednesday January 23rd, 9PM-12AM
Thursday, January 24th, 9PM-12AM

The Irish Times Pub
1200 Government Street
Victoria, BC

Lead players Bronwyn (fiddle), Steve (tin whistle) & Cody (mandolin) / Irish Times Pub, January 16th 2019

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Dubh Linn Gate Whistler

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We’re up at The Dubh Linn Gate Whistler! We just wrapped up the Sunday afternoon après show, but we’ll be performing afternoon and evening concerts tomorrow and Tuesday at The Dubh Linn Gate.

Monday January 21st, 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM
Tuesday January 22nd, 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM

Whistler Dubh Linn Gate
4320 Sundial Crescent #170,
Whistler, BC
No cover charge!

We had a great time with all of our guests at The Metchosin Bandwagon on Friday (they sure know how to dance in Metchosin!) and at The Heatley in Vancouver last night! Always a pleasure!

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page (for live videos, pictures and news!) and Upcoming Shows for concert dates!

Metchosin & Vancouver Shows

Knacker’s Yard will be performing tomorrow night at the Metchosin Golf and Country Club for the “Metchosin Bandwagon!”

The Bandwagon will be at The Metchosin Golf Club
4100 Metchosin Road
January 18th, 7PM-9:30PM
Come early as seats are limited!

After that we’re headed to Vancouver to play at The Heatley on Saturday night;

The Heatley
696 East Hastings
January 19th, 9PM-11PM

Then back to The Dubh Linn Gate Whistler for Sunday-Tuesday!

 

Whistler!

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Visit us at The Dubh Linn Gate Whistler! We’ll have 5 performances at the pub starting Sunday afternoon for an après show and closing with a Tuesday night concert.

Sunday January 13th, 4PM-5PM
Monday January 14th, 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM
Tuesday January 15th, 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM

Whistler Dubh Linn Gate
4320 Sundial Crescent #170,
Whistler, BC
No cover charge!

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page and Upcoming Shows for updates!

January at The Irish Times Pub & Dubh Linn Gate Whistler

The Irish Times Pub was awarded “Best Entertainment Experience” (2018) and also “Irish Pub of The Year” (2017) for North American Irish Pubs at the Irish Pubs Global Federation. Knacker’s Yard is glad to be a part of this, and can be found performing at The Irish Times Pub every Monday and Wednesday night (unless we’re on the road!)

In January, we will be missing two of our regular Monday concerts as we will be at The Dubh Linn Gate Whistler. Here’s a list of our January dates at The Times:

Monday January 7th, 9PM-12AM
Wednesday January 9th, 9PM-12AM
Wednesday January 16th, 9PM-12AM
Wednesday January 23rd, 9PM-12AM
Monday January 28th, 9PM-12AM
Wednesday January 30th, 9PM-12AM

The Irish Times Pub
1200 Government Street, Victoria BC
Call (250) 383-7775 to reserve a table.
Music runs from 9PM-12AM each evening
No cover charge, 19+ after 9PM

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Knacker’s Yard at The Dubh Linn Gate Whistler, December 2018

We’ll also be performing at the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub in Whistler throughout the winter. Concerts include evening shows and après. Here’s our January schedule for the Dubh Linn Gate Whistler:

Sunday January 13th, 4PM-5PM
Monday January 14th, 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM
Tuesday January 15th, 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM
Sunday January 20th, 4PM-5PM
Monday January 21st, 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM
Tuesday January 22nd, 4PM-5PM and 9PM-12AM

Whistler Dubh Linn Gate
4320 Sundial Crescent #170,
Whistler, BC
No cover charge!

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page and Upcoming Shows for updates!
Knacker’s Yard is also available for private functions and parties. If you have an event that you are planning please contact the band here.

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Knacker’s Yard at the Mclean Mill, Port Alberni. Photography by Darran Chaisson

 

Happy New Year!

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Knacker’s Yard, Photographed by Darran Chaisson, December 22, 2018

Best wishes to all of our friends and fans in the New Year!

Knacker’s Yard has had the pleasure of doing over 240 concerts and performances in 2018, including tours of Vancouver Island, mainland British Columbia and Alberta. Heading into the new year, our sights are set on (finally) touring in Ireland and the UK, as well as continuing our regular touring schedule throughout Western Canada.

We’ve met so many wonderful people, and performed at some equally amazing events and venues during this past year. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible! Slàinte mhòr!

In January we have concerts scheduled at the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub in Whistler, as well as at The Irish Times Pub in Victoria, The Metchosin Golf Club and the Central Saanich Seniors’ Centre Association. Check out our Upcoming Shows for details and dates!

Also in the works is a new album which should be available by the end of January. Titled “The New West Session,” this album was recorded live off the floor, with the entire band playing together in the same room. The session was recorded direct onto 2″ magnetic tape at Fiasco Brothers Recording Studio (Engineered by Len Osanic)

We’ve uploaded two videos from The New West Session onto our Youtube Channel

In addition to these videos, our first five albums are also available for free streaming on our Youtube Channel.

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!