Evening Concert – Project West / The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley
Weds 26th Oct 2016 – 7.30pm
Clayton Crown Hotel, 152 Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2 3ED – click for map
Project West comprises seven sensational young performers who are steeped in Irish traditional music, song and dance. They have performed for the Presidents of Ireland, the USA and China, the Queen of England, Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Michiko of Japan and at Radio City Music Hall, the Great Hall of the People in China, the Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the US Capitol Building, Fox Theatre in Detroit and the Pantages Theatre in LA.
Their debut album was released this summer. As individuals, they have performed with Riverdance, David Gray, Bono and the Rolling Stones. As a band, they have recorded with many well-known artists, including Ronnie Wood and their fans include Sting, who books them to perform at his private parties.
Project West is:
Damien Mullane – Accordion, Melodeon & Vocals
Colin Farrell – Fiddle, Whistles & Vocals
Kieran Munnelly – Flute, Whistles, Bodhrán, Snare & Vocals
Niamh Farrell – Lead Vocals, Flute & Whistle
Stephen Markham – Keyboard, Piano, Percussion & Vocals
Sean O’ Meara – Guitar & Vocals
Siobhán Manson – Dancer
Over the past fifteen years The London Lasses have taken their music to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, including Cambridge Folk Festival, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Glastonbury, Dublin City Hall, Philadelphia Irish Festival and the Royal Albert Hall, where they performed the first ever BBC Proms céilí as part of the 2008 season and supported The Chieftains on their 50th Anniversary tour. They were featured on the ‘Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk’ double CD, released by ARC Music in February 2014.
This internationally renowned band delivers a wealth of traditional material from all over Ireland, including songs in Irish and English, plus the full range of Irish dance tunes, from ancient to newly composed. The London Lasses celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2010 with the release of their fourth album ‘By Night and By Day’. In 2015, they released their fifth, The One I Loved the Best, with Leeds pianist and guitarist, Chris O’Malley.
“One of the best bands on the scene today.” Irish Music Magazine