Kicks and Krystals for Molly’s Trotsky

Glasses (and all merry hell) will be raised at Molly Malones over the weekend when its much-loved landlord and music promoter hosts a double whammy as he prepares to bow out from the pub.

Andrew Holland, affectionately known as Trotsky, is leaving Mollys in mid-February after three years as landlord and 14 years of putting on music at the unashamedly shabby and fabulously friendly Hitchin venue.

To mark the occasion, favourites The Kicks and Celtic Krystal are coming over to party.

The Kicks are first up on Saturday with their rocking brand of covers before The Krystals bring their folk and fiddles on Sunday for an event billed as Paddy O’Burns night - to whip up a good old fashioned stomp night.

Kicks drummer Bob Thompson said the band were honoured to play on the night for a “major supporter of music in the area”.

Entry as always, is free.