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Cran – Sat 24th October & Mon 26th October

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Cran

One of the truly seminal bands in Irish music today, Altan started out in the early 1980s as a duo of Belfast flute-player, Frankie Kennedy and Gweedore singer and fiddler, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. They specialized in performing old Donegal fiddle music (then little known outside Donegal) and unusual Northern flute tunes and rapidly became known […]

Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

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Caitlin-Ciaran

See Also Danny Meehan and Le Chéile / Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – Sun 25th Oct – 2pm Le Chéile was formed in the early 1970s by musicians who played regularly in the famous sessions at The White Hart, on Fulham Broadway. The 1960s and ‘70s were golden years for traditional Irish […]

Noreen Cullen, Tommy Diegnan and Adrian Burns

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Noreen Tommy Adrian

See Also Opening Concert – Some of our friends from the vibrant Birmingham Irish music scene kick off the 2015 Return to Camden Town Festival in fine style. * Noreen Cullen, Tommy Diegnan and Adrian Burns * Conor Healy and Colm McGonigle * Hannah Donelan Please note that all advertised times are door opening times. […]

Documentary Film Screening – ‘An Godfather’ – Bryan Rooney – Sun 25th Oct – 5pm

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Brendan - Brian

The first part of an exciting multi-media event at our new venue for 2015, the RADA Studio Theatre, will feature a screening of the documentary film An Godfather, about legendary Leitrim fiddle player and great friend of all of us at the Festival, Bryan Rooney. Actor and fiddler Brendan Gleeson, who cites Bryan as one […]

Breaking Trad / Seven Glens – Evening Concert – Fri 23rd Oct 7.30pm

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Breaking Trad

If you love the wonderful, high energy traditional music of Sliabh Luacra, on the borders of Cork, Kerry and Limerick, this concert is for you. Please note that all advertised times are door opening times. Performances will start 30 minutes after doors open. Evening Concert * Breaking Trad * Seven Glens Friday 23rd October – 7.30 […]

Album Launch – Patsy Maloney / Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – Sun 25th Oct – 5pm

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Patsy Maloney

Album Launch – Patsy Maloney / Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh Limerick born flute player Patsy Moloney, who has lived in Birmingham for many years and is an influential member of the thriving Irish music scene in the City, makes a welcome return to the Festival. He visited us last year with accordion player John […]

Matinée Set Dancing Ceili – The Abbey Ceili Band – Sat 24th Oct – 1pm

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Abbey Ceili Band

Making a welcome return to the Festival is Cork’s dynamic Abbey Ceili Band. Founded in 1995, the band started out with just two musicians, accordionist Ger Murphy and keyboard player Micheál Creedon. They played on Thursday nights for a weekly set dancing session in the Abbey Hotel, in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, which was (and is) […]

Concert at Musical Traditions Club – Rita Gallagher – Fri 23rd Oct 8pm

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Rita Gallagher

Rita Gallagher, from Ballymacahill, Frosses in Co. Donegal, is regarded as one of the finest female traditional Irish singers. A three-time winner of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All-Ireland title for female singing in English she regularly participates in festivals, workshops and singing events throughout the country. Rita comes from a family of traditional singers. She […]

Session Programme for 2015 Festival

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Padraig McGovern

Throughout the Return to Camden Town Festival, there are many Sessions planned at various venues – the full list is below. All the events are free and you are welcome to join the session musicians.

Album and DVD Launch – Edwina Guckian / Claire Egan – Sat 24th Oct 5pm

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Edwina Guckian

Edwina Guckian DVD Launch – Claire Egan Album Launch Sean Nós dancer Edwina Guckian, from Drumsna in Co. Leitrim, learned her dancing from her mother and the local dancers of Leitrim and Roscommon. Her style is greatly influenced by the music she grew up listening to. A fine musician, she plays the fiddle and tin whistle […]