Trongate Rum Riots
Trongate Rum Riots

Sea Shanties and Turbo Punk folk chaos from Scotland 

Trongate Rum Riots

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 A band steeped in n folklore and old drunken tales. Drawing from sea shanties, Balkan,Folk,Blues and Punk influences, our unique sound will have you on your feet, your hearts pumping and crying out for more. From whisky soaked ballads to monsters of the deep and murderous revenge, the Trongate Rum Riots invite you to revel in the dark side .

Established in Glasgow in 2000, the Trongate Rum Riots are an established favourite on the Scottish festival scene as well as the European Festival circuit. They play regularly in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France, including twice at the Festival de Chant du Marin in Paimpol, which welcomes close to 200,000 people. The band released their first album in 2017 and three EPS. They are currently working on their second-full length album.




“One of the finest moments from Wickerman Festival 2015” - Ticketmaster

“Elements of the Pogues, the Pistols, and also some of the theatre of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band...” - STV

“One of the liveliest bands about...favourites in the Scottish live music circuit.” – The National

“...foot-stomping...” – Wickerman

“...jaw-droppingly impressive.” – ItsaXXXXThing

“...wild and rambunctious celtic-punk stylings...” – Amped Up Scotland

"... And when the right band, get it just right, it’s even more  powerful, anybody that has been to a TRR gig will tell you, they are one  of the most energetic live shows around. As El Hefe Jamie Mcdermid so  aptly put it:...." Chris Heron NHC Glasgow 

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Trongate Rum Riots