January 23 2011 marks the start of CGB’s Ireland-UK tour, that will see the boys making stops in Limerick, Dundalk, Galway, Glasgow, Manchester, London, and Cardiff.

We’re excited to be escaping the Canadian Winter to visit some old friends and make new ones in Ireland at some of the coolest live trad venues, spinning through the final days of the Celtic Connections Festival, and taking to the road in a bus full of rowdy Cape Bretoners…including Tom Fun Orchestra, Dawn & Margie Beaton, and Gillian Boucher for the Cape Breton Sound Tour. See the tour promo video here. What a terrible time it will be.

Only the Glasgow show is limited to Festival delegates; but that doesn’t mean members of CGB aren’t open to coming to play a show at your house in exchange for meat pies and sausage rolls. Ireland shows are 18 and over, and the England/Wales shows are as well, but are free!

Check below for information on the gigs and venues, or join the Facebook events to see who’s going. We’ll have the new CGB T-shirts and copies of ‘Fun For The Whole Family’ available for sale, along with a free mp3 of an unreleased CGB track from our upcoming album for anybody interested in signing up for our mailing list. Cheers, and hope to see you soon!

CGB @ Dolan’s Pub, Limerick Facebook Event

CGB @ Spirit Store, Dundalk Facebook Event

Cape Breton Sound Tour @ Trof, Manchester Facebook Event

Cape Breton Sound Tour @ AAA, London Facebook Event

Cape Breton Sound Tour @ Buffalo Bar, Cardiff Facebook Event