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Knacker’s Yard Performs at the BC Highland Games June 17th!

Our first appearance at the BC Highland Games in Coquitlam (unceded Kwikwetlem territory)! Join us for two sets of Irish, Scott, and English songs, ballads, shanties, jigs, slides, and reels! Performed in the Irish street ballad style.

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam, BC.

1PM-1:45PM at the Main Stage
2:45PM – 3:45PM at the Beer Garden Stage

http://bchighlandgames.com/home/schedule-of-events/

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Some pictures from the Victoria Highland Games yesterday! Knacker’s Yard will be performing again today (May 22nd) at the Celtic Music Tent from 4PM-5PM, then heading down to Victoria’s Irish Times Pub for an evening performance starting at 9PM!
Enjoy the sun! Looks like summer is finally on it’s way!

Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Fest
Irish Times Pub

 

Sidney Street Market Starts May 18th!

The Sidney Street Market starts this Thursday May 18th!

Knacker’s Yard will be performing from 5:30-8PM every Thursday (May 18th – August 31st) at the Market. Find us at the corner of Beacon Ave and 3rd Street (in front of the 3rd St. Cafe).

Lots of local music, arts, crafts, food, beer and cider from Vancouver Island vendors!

 

Metchosin Bandwagon coming up May 26th!

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Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Metchosin Community House on May 12th for an evening of music! We had a wonderful time, as always. Thanks to our Metchosin fans!

We will be returning to perform at the Metchosin Bandwagon Music Night on Friday May 26th, 2017.

For all who have not yet been, The Metchosin Bandwagon is hosted at the Metchosin Golf Club (4100 Metchosin Road). The event is all ages, licensed with bar and kitchen.

Music from 7-9PM, admission at the door $5-10 donation.

Bring your dancing shoes!

 

154th Highland Games Evening events! May 19th and 21st

MAY 19 highland games kick offIn addition to our two sets at the 154th Victoria Highland Games, Knacker’s Yard have organized two evening events during the long weekend, in order to help out touring bands performing at the Games as well as provide evening entertainment for lovers of Celtic music and dance!

These events are meant to enhance the Highland Games experience by offering two evenings of traditional music, story telling, and dance. The concerts feature Knacker’s Yard, and the Victoria Irish Dancers, with special musical guests Old Black Rum on May 19th, and Vancouver’s Blackthorn on May 21st. Knacker’s Yard are proud to have Stephen Johnson (Nanaimo, BC) accompany them at these concerts on accordion, Irish flute and tin whistle.

17880003_441961346144278_3097609485846402866_oBoth evening concerts will be held downtown at the The Victoria Event Center located at 1415 Broad St., Victoria, BC. The shows are all ages licensed events, bar service for 19+ with ID.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for each evening. Kids 12 and under are free! Tickets can be obtained from: ticketpeak.com/slainte

Please come out and support our efforts to bring you live music!

Thanks for making St. Pat’s a success!

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Knacker’s Yard circa 1910

Thanks to everyone who booked us and everyone who came out to support! The band was put to the test performing five shows (nine sets) in three days!

Special thanks to Matt and Demian (Irish Times), Esther (Somerset House), Sam and Suzanne (Oak Bay Golf Club), Joanne and Lesley (Monterey Centre), and Susan (Prospect Lake Community Association) for all your hard work. Every event was a success. Congratulations!

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Wolf and Heidi. Warning: Don’t drink green beer! Photo: Cheryl