ego bibere ergo sum

anglo, celtic folkery

14 legged beast that aught to know better

There’s seven of us at the moment; mandolin, piano, guitars, drums, bass, whistle and some er.. singing. Our songs are mostly about having a good time but they don’t all have happy endings. Some of them are true stories, some of them are embellishments and some are downright lies. 
It’s always a bit of a knees-up when we play, and we love to make new friends.


The Publicans

In order of joining - Sometimes there’s more of us, sometimes less.


Mandolin & vocals.
Extremely fond of Stowford Press.


Keyboard savant claims vocals are above his pay grade
Loves a pint of London Pride


Guitar, banjo, spoons & vocals
Rather partial to a Jack Daniels or 10 


Dums & vocals
Known to comsume Guinness.


Vocals and occasional guitar.
Likes a cup of tea.


Bass & vocals
Coffee and codeine


Pipes & vocals
House merlot in a sleever

Upcoming Gigs

Sunday 17th March 2019

Tap Social - St Patricks Day - Oxford

A brewery and a bar run by brilliant people, ‘nuff said.

Session on from 3.00pm

27 Curtis Industrial Estate, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford OX2 0LX

Sunday 5th May 2019

The Riverside - Midsomer Norton

Bank holiday folkery from the 12 legged beast.

Session on from 9.30pm

115 High St, Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 2DA

Sunday 12th May 2019

The Bath Brew House - Bath

It’s a brewery AND a pub what’s not to like!!!

Session on from 7pm - 9pm

14 James Street West, BA1 2BX

Saturday 29th June 2019

The Bladon Family Feast

A brilliant little fest held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace

Time TBC

Bladon gate, Bladon, Oxfordshire

Friday 12th July 2019

Flan O’Briens - Bath

Love this pub, its awesome landlord and its splendid punters!

Session on from 9.30pm

Flan O'Briens, 21 Westgate St, Bath BA1 1EP

Some songs about drinking and stuff

Here’s a few songs from the set
There’s more drunken nonsense on our Bandcamp page.

Steamboat Song

I’ll point two fingers to the sky,
you can kiss my arse goodbye

Listen with...

Stowford Press. When you absolutely, positively got to get completely pissed, accept no substitutes.

The Dublin Stag

Concerns the adventures of the 27 legged beast in the capital of Éire

Listen with...

Mark recommends
Guinness with a Jameson chaser, repeat.

(the Bastard)

The best pub ever,
where even Death would not set foot.

Listen with...

Peeg recommends Thatchers Gold or a skin full of Thatchers Katy if you really fancy a Wunderbar NDE!

Six ’til Two

The battle of the pay cheque,
as It was in 1981 

Listen with...

15 pints of Hofmeister followed by a scrap in the Jack o’ Lent (for that full 80’s retro feeling)

 © The Publicans 2019