St Patricks Tour 2023 – dates finalised

The Pogue Traders now have three dates fixed in and around St Patrick’s Day 2023.

Tickets for The Half Moon in Putney Thursday 16th March – can be found here.

Tickets for Concorde 2 in Brighton – Friday 17th March – can be found here.

Tickets for McChuills in Glasgow – Saturday 18th March – can be found here.

Also, tickets are still on sale for the afternoon (2pm) gig at The Dublin Castle in Camden Town on Saturday the 4th February – here.

December gigs in Liverpool and Putney confirmed.

Tickets are now on sale for The Pogue Traders gig at The Liverpool Irish Centre on Saturday 3rd December 2022. Buy tickets for The Pogue Traders at Liverpool Irish Centre here.

The band are also booked in for The Half Moon in Putney (London) on Saturday 10th December for The Pogue Traders Christmas ShindigBuy tickets for The Half Moon here.

And don’t forget, some tickets are still remaining for the 4th October 40th Anniversary of the first Pogues gig at London’s Water Rats in Kings Cross.

The evening also features an hour-long Q&A with Shane MacGowan’s official biographer Richard Balls discussing his recent book ‘A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan‘ with Maeve Murphy, award-winning Director and author of “Christmas At The Cross“. Both will be in conversaton.

Liverpool Irish Centre Dec 22

Pogue Traders headline 40 years of The Pogues celebration

Pogue Traders 40th anniversary of The Pogues

On the 4th October 1982, a new group, originally known as Pogue Mahone played their first gig. James Fearnley, Shane MacGowan, Spider Stacy and Jem Finer took the stage at The Pindar of Wakefield (now known as The Water Rats) in London’s Kings Cross.

40 years later, to the day, the UK’s leading Pogues tribute band The Pogue Traders are returning to the same venue for a wider celebration of the band’s music and their impact on the world’s music scene. Tickets are now on sale here.

The evening’s celebrations will open with an hour-long Q&A with Shane MacGowan’s official biographer Richard Balls discussing his recent book ‘A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan‘ with Maeve Murphy, award-winning Director and author of “Christmas At The Cross“. Both will be “In Conversation”. Their books will be available to buy and get signed as well !

Supporting The Pogue Traders for the night is from Paul ‘Mad Dog’ McGuinness And Band who toured with Shane MacGowan for almost a decade as a founder member of The Popes.

Exact stage times for each part of the evening are yet to be finalised (Check with venue or Facebook nearer date). Tickets are £15 / £20 On the door.

Furious Devotion
Richard Balls, author of A Furoius Devotion will start the evening with a Q&A about his biography of Shane MacGowan.

2019 “In the Bleak Midwinter Tour” – dates

The Pogue Traders will be playing “In the Bleak Midwinter Tour” dates throughout the UK in October, November and December 2019.

We will update this page with links to ticketing websites as they become available.

  • 5th October (Saturday) – May Garland Inn, Horam. (Free entry)
  • 22nd November (Friday) – McChuills, Glasgow. (Tickets here)
  • 23rd November (Saturday) – The Glenmavis Tavern, Bathgate. (Details here – Facebook page)
  • 30th November (Saturday) – Greyfriars, Nottingham. Tickets here.
  • 14th December (Saturday) – Liverpool Irish Centre. Tickets here.
  • 20th December (Friday) – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. POSTPONED – DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • 21st December (Saturday) – Dublin Castle, Camden. Tickets here.