‘The One I Loved the Best’ Album Launch
The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley
Friday 15th May 2015
The Crown Moran Hotel, Bentley Suite (downstairs)
142-152 Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2 3ED
5 years after their last album, the new line up of The London Lasses launch their 5th album ‘The One I Loved the Best’ in the Bentley Suite (basement) of the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood
‘This album captures the London Lasses at their brilliant best. The music is fresh and exciting with a lot of heart and rhythm that makes you want to dance’
Mary MacNamara (Macalla)
‘The One I Loved the Best, is music played by great musicians at the peak of their art, with passion, verve and integrity.
Molaim go deo sibh, Karen agus na London Lasses le Chris O’Malley’ Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Altan)
‘The London Lasses’ repertoire and style on this recording references many of the most essential touchstone elements in the tradition and presents a comprehensive picture of Irish music that is masterfully delivered with polish, and without compromise.’ Martin Hayes (The Gloaming)
‘Congratulations to the London Lasses! A formidable and talented group of musicians.
This is their fifth album of traditional Irish music, expressed in their own inimitable style!
A well-researched selection of music and song, some old and some new exciting material.
This album will please existing fans and attract many new followers.’ Matt Molloy (The Chieftains)
The London Lasses are:
Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo, whistle)
Elma McElligott (flute, saxophone, whistle, backing vocal)
Elaine Conwell (fiddle)
Brogan McAuliffe (concertina)
Brona McVittie (vocal/ harp)
Chris O’Malley (keys, guitar)
and special guests featured on the album are:
Maureen Linane (accordion)
Aileen Geoghegan (accordion)
Colm McGonigle (harp)
Plus special guests on the night: Pat Connolly, Muhammad Al Hussaini
FREE ENTRY (… you are heartily encouraged to buy a reasonably priced CD :-))
This evening is presented by:
Irish Music and Dance in London (IMDL) and Gaelic Voices Festival it will be the opening night of Gaelic Voices Festival 2015