Wednesday 22nd October – 7pm – Artisan Row in Concert at The Green Note – this is now SOLD OUT
A new band that brings together four well-known figures from London’s traditional Irish and folk music scene – Elma McElligott, Conor Doherty, Pete Quinn and Karen Ryan. The quartet explores a wide range of traditional tunes and songs – from effervescent reels and Bulgarian horos to quietly dramatic hornpipes and haunting ballads – using a rich textural palette to set the music in striking and original ways.
Elma McElligott, sax and flute, is from Listowel, Co. Kerry. A graduate of University College, Cork, where she studied music under Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Mel Mercier, she has performed with The London Lasses for the past six years. Guitarist and singer Conor Doherty, from Derry City, plays traditional and contemporary songs from England, Ireland, Scotland and America. He has performed extensively throughout the UK and Ireland.
Liverpool-born pianist Pete Quinn’s performing experience extends from John Cage at the Barbican through jazz fusion at Ronnie Scott’s to traditional Irish music at the BBC Proms. Formerly with The London Lasses, Pete has recorded and performed with some of the greats of traditional Irish music. Karen Ryan, banjo, mandola, fiddle, whistle, is a founder member of the The London Lasses, with who she has recorded four albums and performed throughout the UK, Ireland and the US. She is also Director of the Return to Camden Town festival.