An eclectic mix of traditional Celtic music, Ska, R’n’R, Indie & Punk.

Bringing Traditional Celtic Punk to the pubs and clubs of Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Beyond.

Formed in the Black Country in 2015, The New Ruffians perform original material along with songs by The Pogues, The Clash, The Specials, The Dubliners, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Dandy Livingstone, Booker T & The MG’s and many many more. Equally at home in an intimate pub or a local music and beer festival.


Shenanigans by The New Ruffians Available now on CD!

17 tracks of original material and classic tunes including full 12 page lyric booklet.
Buy CD or stream on Bandcamp
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Upcoming Gigs


  • A massive thank you for coming down to our venue and playing for us. It was an amazing performance and bought a great atmosphere.
    The Park, Digbeth, Birmingham
  • Everyone had a great time and the messages are still coming in this morning saying how brilliant you were and what a great night they had.
    The Sir John Bailey Club, Wellington
  • Top night loved every second of it!
    The George, Bridgnorth
  • Another crazy night at Combermere Arms, many thanks to The New Ruffians you were brilliant x
    The Combermere Arms, Wolverhampton


We’re more than happy to play pubs of any size, festivals, garden parties, private bashes whatever. The best thing to do is to get in touch and see if we’re available.
NB: Performance fees to be paid at the event in cash or via bank transfer in advance.
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