Category Archives: 2017 Programme

Banjo Workshop – Angelina Carberry – London Irish Centre – Sat 28th Oct – 11am – £10 / £6 under 18s

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Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder

Banjoist Angelina Carberry was born in Manchester in the late 1970s. Her family roots are in Co. Longford and her father Peter and grandfather Kevin are noted traditional musicians. Angelina moved to Galway in the late 1990s, where she recorded Memories from the Holla, with her father on accordion and John Blake on guitar and piano. […]

Harp Workshop – Colm McGonigle – London Irish Centre – Sat 28th Oct – 11am – £10 / £6 under 18s

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Colm McGonigle

Harp Workshop – Colm McGonigle London Irish Centre Sat 28th Oct 11am – 1pm £10 / £6 under 18s Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xkxSjP

Uilleann Pipes Workshop – Mick O’Brien – London Irish Centre – Sat 28th Oct – 11am – £10 / £6 under 18s

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Mick O'Brien

Piper Mick O’Brien was born in Dublin in 1961. He began his musical education on the uilleann pipes at the city’s famous Thomas Street Pipers Club. The O’Briens are a musical family; Mick’s father and four brothers played and Mick recorded his first album with them when he was just 13 years old. He later […]

Tin Whistle Workshop – Orlaith McAuliffe – London Irish Centre – Sat 28th Oct – 11am – £10 / £6 under 18s

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Orlaith McAuliffe

Órlaith McAuliffe is in the band Crossharbour, a dynamic young band from London’s thriving Irish music scene. Fusing well-loved traditional tunes and songs with original compositions and innovative arrangements, CrossHarbour has gained a reputation for its highly virtuosic, energetic and polished performances.  Órlaith McAuliffe is a flute and whistle virtuoso, having won many All-Ireland titles. […]

Singing Workshop – Niamh Parsons – London Irish Centre – Sat 28th Oct – 2pm – £10 / £6 under 18s

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Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne

From Dublin, Niamh Parsons is considered one of Ireland’s finest singers; a great communicator, admired for her expressive voice, her intricate ornamentation and for her strong sense of the story behind the song. Her long-time accompanist, Graham Dunne, is renowned for his masterly guitar playing and for his subtle support of Niamh’s singing. “Their latest […]

Afternoon Concert – Mick O’Brien, Aoife Ní Bhríain and Caoimhín Ó Fearghaill/Le Chéile/ Des Hurley, Paul Daly and Chris O’Malley – London Irish Centre – Sat 28th Oct – 2pm – £10 / £6 under 18s

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Le-Cheile

Piper Mick O’Brien was born in Dublin in 1961. He began his musical education on the uilleann pipes at the city’s famous Thomas Street Pipers Club. The O’Briens are a musical family; Mick’s father and four brothers played and Mick recorded his first album with them when he was just 13 years old. He later […]

Album Launch – James Carty and Brian McGrath/ Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder – London Irish Centre – Sat 28th Oct – 5pm – Free

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James Carty

Dan Brouder, from from Monagae, on the outskirts of Newcastle West, is a highly regarded exponent of West Limerick accordion playing. He recorded with Geantraí in the early 1990s and appeared on The High Part of the Road, an Irish music programme presented by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh in Knocknagree, Co. Cork. He continues to perform with […]

Evening Céilí – Star of Munster Céilí Band – Mazenod Hall – Sat 28th Oct – 8pm – £12

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Star of Munster

Making a welcome return to the festival, the Star of Munster Céilí Band, from Co. Clare, was founded in 1992 by accordionist Michael Sexton, who led the band until his death in 2003. The band reformed in 2004 and has since played throughout Ireland and the UK, in Spain and Holland and on Gertrude Byrne’s […]

Set Dancing Workshop – Jerry O’Reilly – London Irish Centre (Mac) – Sun 29th Oct – 10am – £8 / £6 under 18s

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Jerry O'Reilly

From Dublin, Jerry O’Reilly s our resident dancing master this year. He was a founder member of Brooks Academy in 1982, where he still teaches a weekly dance class He has taught dancing in Paris to the Association Irlandaise since 1988, at the Willie Clancy Summer School since 1984, at Whitby Festival every year since […]

Banjo Workshop – Brian McGrath – London Irish Centre – Sun 29th – 11am – £10 / £6 under 18s

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Banjo Workshop Brian McGrath London Irish Centre Sun 29th 11am -1pm Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xWHSRh £10 / £6 under 18s