Irish folk band Rackhouse Pilfer set to put on a show in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 15:48 08 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:48 08 March 2016

Rackhouse Pilfer

Rackhouse Pilfer


An upcoming Irish-Americana and Folk-Rock Band Rackhouse Pilfer will leave behind the big festivals and venues around the world to play an intimate gig at the Queens Head on Friday night.

The band, who have played across the globe will be heading straight from a performance at the 02 Arena Country2Country show, before playing their second gig of the night in the small Stratford pub.

The six-piece group will be playing songs from their two albums Back to the Country and Love and Havoc for a couple hours on the night.

Dave Lally, promoter at Queen’s Head pub, said: “It could be a one off performance because they’re going on to bigger things and they’re on TV and getting invited to massive events.”

The band were formed by a fireside session in McGarrigles bar in Sligo, Ireland, before going on to play at big name festival’s in Ireland, the UK and Europe including Roche Bluegrass Festival in France, Sea Sessions, Doolin Folk Festival and the Great British Folk Festival.

Dave added: “We was just speaking to one of the band members, when he said they were playing two nights at the 02 and both were fairly early gigs.

“We then just ended up asking him if they would be up for playing a gig after straight down the road.”

With the band currently working on their third album, the venue might be host to some of the first live versions of the tracks from the future album.

The Rackhouse Pilfer gig is due to start at the West Ham Lane pub in Stratford this Friday from 10pm.

Tickets cost £5 on the door -
 call 020 8522 7111 for more information.

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