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Star of Munster Céilí Band will be performing at this year’s Return to Camden Town Festival.
For more than a decade, The London Lasses have brought their music to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, including Cambridge Folk Festival, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Glastonbury, Ballyshannon, Philadelphia Irish Festival and the Royal Albert Hall, where they performed the first ever BBC Proms céilí as part of the 2008 season. […]
Sean Gilrane gives a talk about ‘John McKenna: The Life and Music of legendary Leitrim flute player’
Having won the TG4 Young Musician of the Year award in 2004 at the tender age of 18, Edel is no stranger to the international stage. Over the years she has toured and performed with acts such as Cherish the Ladies, The Kane Sisters, Jackie Daly and Ronan O’Flaherty all over Europe, Asia, the US […]
Danny O’ Mahony is a traditional musician from Ballyduff in North County Kerry. He grew up playing music with the older generation of musicians in his locality. His late father Mick had a very positive influence on Danny as a young child and nurtured his keen ear and interest in traditional Irish music. Danny’s musical […]
Nóirín Uí Shúilleabháin is one of the finest exponents of whistle playing in the world of traditional Irish music. Her playing is characterised by its effortless flow, clarity and musicality, which, to the discerning ear, is based on an underlying mastery of technique, command and control of her instrument, the whistle. So many young musicians […]
Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, from An Rinn in the west Waterford Gaeltacht, began playing the tin-whistle at the age of eight and quickly progressed to the uilleann pipes, learning from David Power and later Jimmy O’Brien-Moran. He cites them, together with Séamus Ennis, Willie Clancy, Tommy Reck and Patsy Touhey, as his greatest influences. Caoimhín, who […]
Originally from Boston and now living in Connemara, accordionist and member of the John Carty Festival Band, Colm Gannon, launches his second solo album, The Rights of Man. The recording features guest appearances by Alec Finn on bouzouki, Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh on bodhran and Kelly Gannon, as well as excellent accompaniment from John Blake.
Fiddle player Dónal launches Bits ‘n’ Pieces. The latest in a line of fine young musicians to emerge from Co. Monaghan, Donal has absorbed the playing of many of the present day greats, including Tommy Peoples, Brian Rooney and John Carty. http://bitsnpieces2011.com/ 7.30pm Friday 25th October 2013 @ London Irish Centre – Admission: Free
Michael Rooney: Michael is widely regarded as one of the finest exponents of the Irish harp in traditional Irish music. Originally from Scotstown, Co. Monaghan, Michael has composed seven major suites of music in the past fifteen years, including ‘The Battle of the Books Suite’, ‘The Famine Suite’ and ‘The Millennium Suite’. His most recent […]