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 2013, The New Ruffians are a seasoned live four-piece band performing a unique and eclectic mix of Traditional Celtic Punk, Ska & Leftfield Folk. Releasing their debut album ‘Shenanigans’ in 2021, the band continue to bring their passionate high energy sets to the pubs and festivals of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Midlands and beyond.


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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