From: Karen Ryan [k.ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]
Sent: 07 February 2012 14:49
Subject: Brian Rooney - TG4 Musician of the Year/ Mick O'Connor new Tues session in Holloway/ Night for Sonya Rose tonight/ Annual Burke Memorial Master sessions (Feb/ March)/ St Patrick's Day Festival at the Roundhouse
Sorry that I haven’t been in touch for a while – I have been experiencing problems sending emails and am about to change my system for doing this – you may receive an email asking if you are happy to subscribe to my list to receive information about Irish music events in London – please can you give a positive response to remain on my list once the system changes. I don’t want to lose any willing recipients in the coming weeks. Thanks. Karen
Included in this email:
- Brian Rooney (Musician of the Year) and Danny Meehan (Lifetime Achievement) TG4 Gradam Award Winners
- Night for Sonya Rose at Filthy McNasty's tonight (Tues 7 Feb)
- Saturday night session at Toolan’s, North Finchley, this Sat – Gary Connolly, James Carty and Reg Hall
- New Copperplate Podcast
LondonFiddle Convention, Cecil Sharp House, NW1 – Sun 19 Feb Camden
- Tuesday 21st February – new weekly session with Mick O’Connor at The Lamb, Holloway Road
- Annual Burke Memorial Master sessions (workshops & concerts), Hammersmith Feb/ March
- Echoes of Erin Comhaltas Tour, 26th February, Haringey Irish Centre
- St Patrick’s Day Festival at the Roundhouse,
Camdenwith Damien O’Kane, Orlaith & The Lemons, The Lasses and more London
- Sat 31st March, ‘The
Coast Road’ Karen Ryan’s debut solo CD launch at The Forge, NW1 Camden
- Sessions at the Kilkenny Tavern (Tues & Sun) and regular Copperplate Podcast
- New Saturday music classes in East London (
WalthamCross) and other East LondonComhaltas news
- Saturday 14th April, Andy Irvine at the
Irish Centre London
Night for Sonya Rose (
Irish singer/ guitarist who passed away last week) tonight at Filthy McNasty’s, 68 Amwell Street, London EC1R 1UU London
More details here:
Weekly Saturday night session in Toolan's,
Fiddle Convention – Sunday 19th February 2012 London
There are few cities in the world with a more rich and diverse musical culture than
, and this is certainly reflected in the quality and variety of fiddling talent found here. The London Fiddle Convention has been running now for 20 years, showcasing a huge range of fiddle styles London
Performers this year include: Jyotsna Srikanth (Indian/fusion), Chris Dyer (Nyckelharpa), The English String Band , Bob Winquist (
Bluegrass), Chris Haigh (jazz), Pete Cooper (English), Karen Ryan (Irish)
The 20th annual London Fiddle Convention will be held in 2012 at Cecil Sharp House,
2 Regents Park Road, LONDON NW1 7AY
Concert £12 / £9 Concessions
Single Workshop £10 / £8 Concessions
Two Workshops £18 / £14 Concessions
Day Pass (all events) £24 / £18 Concessions
Children 12 and under free with a paying adult
Doors open at noon, all tickets available on the day
'Echoes of Erin' annual Comhaltas tour of
25/2 - 3/3/12. London concert Sunday 26th February 2012 Haringey Irish Centre Britain
Hear ye, hear ye! Come and see some of the stars of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Details of the Comhaltas 'Echoes of Erin' concert tour are available at http://comhaltas.ie/blog/post/comhaltas_tour_of_britain_2012_echoes_of_erin/
concert is 8 p.m. Sunday 26th February, Haringey Irish Centre, London Pretoria Rd., Tottenham, N17 8DX.
Ticket prices: Adult £10; Child £5; Family - Maximum of £30 per family, including parents and children.
Please contact the following for tickets, making any cheque payable to ‘London & Southern Regional Board CCE’.
Michael Nevin 63
Berkley Gardens, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 2BE : 07931 730 321 Mobile
Mr Pat Connolly 142
CarltonAvenue West, Wembley, Middx HA0 3QX :07957 364 516 Mobile
Thomas Beaumont 31 Lacland House, Cremorne Estate,
Chelsea, LondonSW10 0BP : 07896 903 647 Mobile
& Southern Regional Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann London
CIFD presents with John Patrick Griffin
St Patrick’s Day at the Roundhouse
A Celebration of Irish Music and Culture
Saturday 17 March 2012
Evening from 6pm
Damien O’Kane, Hot Sprockets,
Lasses (late night ceili) London
St Patrick’s Day alldayer from 2pm
This celebration of Irish music and culture takes the traditional and gives it a contemporary twist. It’s headlined by
’s dynamic chanteuse, Camille O’Sullivan - “a cross between Patti Smith, Sally Bowles and PJ Harvey” (The Scotsman). Playing a full set with her band “this princess of darkness, mirth, merriment and soul baring” (Edinburgh Herald) has built her award winning reputation with red hot torch song interpretations of the work of Jacques Brel, Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Kurt Weill. Cork
Her gifts as a performer have created a veritable blizzard of awards ranging from an ‘Olivier Award’, 2009 and ‘Spirit of The Edinburgh Fringe’, 2007 to ‘Best Music Brighton Festival’, 2005 to ‘Irish Tatler’s Woman of the Year’, 2011. She has been nominated for the Time Out Cabaret Awards 2012.
Her reviews speak for themselves -
“She is at her best - which is ravishing - when the star is her singing voice: a deep, sultry instrument that might have been created to express desolate love”, Guardian.
“Intense... emotional... hypnotic... such an outpouring of passion you can't resist being drawn into her web (5 stars)”, Independent.
“When she sings it's as though her breath is soaked in paraffin; one spark, and the whole room would ignite”, Daily Telegraph.
“Raunchy, dangerously fragile... a vocal talent and stage presence like no other singer today”, Edinburgh Evening News.
From Coleraine in Co. Derry, banjo player and singer Damien O’Kane is probably best known for his cracking contribution to Anglo-Irish folk super group Flook, but he is now making a considerable name for himself in his own right – “relaxed, assured and recorded with loving care O’Kane effortlessly adds his name to the proud history of outstanding Ulster singers”, fRoots.
The Hot Sprockets hail from the delta blues mecca that is,
South Dublin. Their video ‘Cruzin’ was nominated for best video and best group at the recent Irish Music Television Awards, where they also headlined the show. The Hot Sprockets have previously supported the likes of The Zutons, Divine Comedy, The View, Peter Hook and Ida Maria.
“The best female group in Irish music” according to the Irish American News, the London Lasses and Pete Quinn will be ending the celebrations with a late night céilí open to all, with dance caller Jocelyn Armitage. Over the past decade they have brought their unique sound to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Philadelphia Irish Festival and the Royal Albert Hall, where the band performed the first ever BBC Proms céilí in 2008.
St. Patrick’s Day All dayer!
Immerse yourself in a day of Irish Culture and Music throughout the Roundhouse. With Jaquelyn Hynes & Friends, followed by Orlaith and the Lemons traditional Irish music sessions. Tad Sargent leads a Bodhran workshop (beginners – drum provided). The Long Notes
’s favourites, welcome in the evening with a distinctive folk, roots and celtic sound.. Camden
Paint your own
Blarneystone, listen in wonder to our Irish storyteller's magical tales of legend, and hunt for gold at the end of the rainbow. Explore a selection of stalls whilst feasting on homemade Irish stew. Whet your cultural appetite with a day of visual and performance art.
The studio theatre features an array of stunning Irish folk musicians. Headliner Kal Lavelle, will charm you with her beautiful song-craft, having supported the likes of James Brown and Ed Sheeran. Oh Ruin merges Irish tones with the sounds of Bon Iver and Bill Callahan. Maria Byrne and the Broken String creates a unique blend of folk pop and country. Treat your ears to the captivating fiddle player Alastair Caplin plus Rhob Cunningham and Jenny Lindfors, two of
’s most promising singer songwriters at our St. Patrick’s Day Hootenanny. Ireland
St Patrick’s Day Alldayer
Date: Saturday 17 March 2012
Time: 14:00 – 18:00
Booking: / 0844 482 8008
St Patricks Day at the Roundhouse: Camille O’Sullivan, Damien O’Kane, Hot Sprockets,
Lasses with Pete Quinn London
Date: Saturday 17 March 2012
Time: 18:00 till late
Booking: / 0844 482 8008
Debbie Dickinson 07774 153896
ABOUT CIFD presents
A chance meeting and a shared passion for Irish music has brought together the well respected Return to Camden Town festival, the new generation of event producers from City University’s first Creative Industries Undergraduate programme - CIFD presents - and the local Irish businessman John Patrick Griffin to produce this Irish music and culture St Patrick’s Day extravaganza in the iconic setting of the Roundhouse.
Saturday 31st March 2012
Album Launch of the debut solo CD by Karen Ryan – ‘The
At The Forge,
3-7 Delancey Street, CamdenTown, NW1 7NL London
7.30pm FREE ENTRY
This evening Karen will be joined by Pete Quinn (piano), Conor Doherty (guitar), Gary Connolly (accordion), Colman Connolly (uilleann pipes), Elaine Conwell and Teresa Connolly (fiddles)
launch dates in April tba Ireland
(full website under construction)
‘Sweet and neat would not be a sufficient description of this no less than great recording. Musical sincerity and yearning for the fifth dimension comes to mind.’
‘Karen is one of our great musicians here in
. She plays with fluency, great control and beautiful tone…’ London
‘This is a lovely CD from Karen displaying her numerous skills on a variety of instruments. She has a personal style with strong, rhythmic, expressive tones’
Coast Road’ by Karen Ryan is due for release on Cló-Iar Chonnacht in March 2012
Regular session at the Kilkenny Tavern on every Tuesday night starting around 9pm with Alan and Clare O’Leary, Brendan McAuley and friends, also every Sunday from 6pm session with John Bowe and friends
The Kilkenny is beside South Wimbledon Tube Station, Northern Line.
Message from Alan O’Leary:
This is your monthly reminder that our latest podcast Copperplate Podcast 147 is now accessible thru ITunes or from
Hope you enjoy our efforts, if so please spread the word.
Copperplate Podcast 147
1. Gerry Diver: The
Set. Diversions Bath
2. Luke Daniels: The Gooseberry Bush/The Rainy Day/Spike
IslandLasses. The Mighty Box
Lasses: The Mickey Dam. Enchanted Lady London
4. Liam Kelly: Humours of Lissadel/Queen of May/ Green Gates. Sweet Wood
5. Michael Coleman: Cherish The Ladies. Michael Coleman 1891 – 1945
6. Louise Killeen: Ease Up On me Dear. Brilliant Tease
7. Brian Conway: Tailor’s Twist/Galway Bay/O’Kelly’s Fancy. Consider The Source
8. Ben Lennon & Tony O’Connell: Mulhaire’s#9/The Banks of the Illen. Rossinver Braes
9. Shaskeen: Angel’s Whisper. Walking Up Town
10. MacDara O’Raghallaigh: Tommy Coen’s/The Glen of Aherlow/Porthole of the Kelp/Maid Behind the Bar. Ego Trip
11. Micheal O’Raghallaigh, Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh & Catherine McEvoy: Throw It Across/Maid in the Cherry Tree/Jenny Picking Cockles. Comb Your Hair & Curl It.
12. Raw Bar Collective: Joe Burke’s/The Upperchurch/The Lonesome Polkas. Millhouse Measures.
So saddened to hear of the passing of Micheal Hynes, the wonderful musician and academic from
Galwaywhose music can be hear on CICD 186 Sidhe Ceol.
It won instrumental album of the year from . R.I.P.
Congrats to our friends who have won this year’s Gradams from TG4, the Irish gaelic language TV service.
Trad Musician of the year: Brian Rooney, Leitrim/London Fiddler.
Young musician of the year: Caoimhin Fearghail, a brilliant young multi instrumentalist from Ring Co
Young Trad singer of the Year: Nell ni Chroinin, vocalist on Millhouse Measures by Raw Bar Collective
Life Time Contribution: Eithne & Brian Vallely: founders of the Armagh Pipers Club
Composer of the year: Paddy O’Brien
Lifetime Achievement: Danny Meehan
More info here
Message from Orlaith McAuliffe –
On SATURDAY - 28th JANUARY 2012 ...
our brand NEW EAST
COMHALTAS CLASS will be starting!!! LONDON
The classes are available for and welcome budding musicians of all standards, at:
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and
... St Joseph
204 High Street,
From: 10am - 12pm - every Saturday!
We have two fantastic musicians Kieran Leonard (tin whistle, flute, bodhran) and Aileen Geoghegan (concertina and button accordion) who will be teaching and running the classes !!!
£5 per class!!!!
Most instruments are catered for and EVERYBODY is welcome! :-) Spread the word !!!!
Also.... our East London January Session takes place
FRIDAY 27TH JANUARY 2012 (tomorrow night!!!)
in the Haringey Irish Centre -
As always, everybody is more than welcome to come along from 9pm onwards, for a great night of Trad!
Please Note:Our Monday night East London Classes will continue to be held every Monday evening (School Term Time) at:
Ilford Catholic Club (Guild Hall)
324 High Road,
......... under the guidance of Samantha Sloan! Feel free to come along - and email for more info!!!
That's all for now folks!
Speak soon !!!!
Saturday 14th April, Andy Irvine at The
LondonIrish Centre, Square NW1 Camden
See here for more details: