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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 […]

Johnny Connolly and Johnny Óg Connolly / The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley – Sat 24th Oct 2pm

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The London Lasses & Chris O'Malley

We present a rare treat for lovers of fine accordion and melodeon playing, as father and son, Johnny Connolly and Johnny Óg Connolly, from Connemara, pay their first visit to the Festival. Afternoon Concert * Johnny Connolly and Johnny Óg Connolly * The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley 2.00pm ¤ London Irish Centre (Pres) ¤ […]

Altan / Cran – Evening Concert – Sat 24th October 7.30pm

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Altan

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 […]

Album Launch – Eamon Rodgers – Sun 25th Oct – 7pm

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Eamon Rodgers

From Rannafast, Co, Donegal, singer, whistle and bodhrán player Eamon Rodgers has lived in North London for thirty years. He launches his debut album, Too Many Tunes, Too Little Time and will be accompanied by many of those who accompanied him on the recording, with a guest appearance by accordionist Andy Martyn of Le Cheile. […]

Danny Meehan and Le Chéile / Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – Sun 25th Oct – 2pm

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Le Cheile

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 music in London, when musicians played to packed houses and sparked the revival which went on to spread back home and around […]

Matinée Set Dancing Céilí – The Abbey Ceili Band – Sun 25th 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) […]