From: Karen Ryan [k.ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]

Sent: 03 May 2012 12:24

Subject: Special deal on London Lasses gig at Queen's Head (23 May)/ TG4 Gradam Ceoil programme available and more



Included in this email ?



Available now


TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards Night 2012


Wed 23rd May


The London Lasses and Pete Quinn with Lorraine Jordan play the Green Note Festival - reduced tix _at_ ?10 for friends of the band, avail ?til 16th May


The Old Queen's Head, Islington

Weekly on Saturdays


Session with Gary Connolly (box), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (keyboard)


Toolan's Bar, North Finchley

Tues 15th May


L?nasa in concert (support: Kanya)


Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith

Sat 26th May


Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (keyboard) play Bethnal Green Folk Day and new website


Gallery Caf?, Bethnal Green /

Fri 8th June


The Chieftains celebrate 50 years - in concert


Royal Albert Hall

Weekly on Tuesdays


Session with Mick O'Connor (banjo), Barbara Hackett (box) and Mick Bailey (guitar)


The Lamb, Holloway Road

Weekly on Tuesdays


Session with Alan and Clare O'Leary and Brendan McAuley


The Kilkenny Tavern

Weekly on Sundays


Session with John Bowe, Daire O'Neill and Peter Coughlan


The Kilkenny Tavern

Now available


Latest Copperplate Podcast


Weekly on Saturdays


New Saturday music classes in Waltham Cross


Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and St Joseph




TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards 2012

Now available to watch on TG4 player at the following link:


featuring our very own London heroes:

Brian Rooney (Musician of the Year) and Danny Meehan (Lifetime Achievement Award)



Caoimh?n ? Fearghai (Young Musician of the Year)

Paddy O'Brien (Composer of the Year)

Nell N? Chr?in?n (Singer of the Year)

Eithne and Brian Vallely (Musicians Award)







Wednesday 23rd May 2012

The London Lasses and Pete Quinn with special guest Lorraine Jordan

The Old Queen's Head, Essex Road, Islington, N1

As part of the Green Note Folk Festival (please note the different venue though)


Special deal on tickets for members of this mailing list/ friends of the band: ?10 instead of ?12 for people who buy online before midnight on Wed 16th May through this link:


After their appearance as the house band on Sean Rafferty's renowned Radio 3 show ?In Tune' and raising the roof as the grand finale to the St Patrick's Day Festival at the Roundhouse, The London Lasses and Pete Quinn appear in concert at this intimate venue in North London for a one off collaboration with the brilliant singer/ songwriter Lorraine Jordan.  Don't miss it! /




Weekly Saturday night session in Toolan's, North Finchley.


This Sat 5th May: 9pm with Gary Connolly (box), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (keyboard)


Walking distance from Woodside Park tube (Northern Line).

See  for directions:

Toolan's, 866 High Road, London N12 9RH (just up from Tally Ho corner).





L?nasa in concert

With support by Kanya

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 - 7:30pm

Irish Cultural Centre, Blacks Road, Hammersmith

"This tour will be our most extensive UK tour ever" says Kevin Crawford. "We will be visiting all points of the compass but are especially looking forward to coming back to the Irish Centre, we are always well received here and enjoy every visit we make".

With seven albums to their credit Lunasa has a wealth of material to draw on to create a memorable evening. In the words of the Sydney Herald they will leave the audience in no doubt that "Lunasa is the most exciting band to emerge from Ireland in a long, long time".

"Anybody who listens can't help but find them contagious" Billboard

Tickets: ?15.00/ ?12.00 concession

Available at: - new website now available, more to follow?


Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn

Play Bethnal Green Folk Day (onstage 7.30pm)

Saturday 26th May 2012

Gallery Caf?, Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green

Folk runs from 10am to 10pm, ?10 entry

?The Coast Road' CD will be available to buy on this evening


?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.'

Danny Meehan

?Karen is one of our great musicians here in London. She plays with fluency, great control and beautiful tone?'

Brian Rooney

?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'

Brendan McGlinchey

?The Coast Road' by Karen Ryan was released on Cl?-Iar Chonnacht in March 2012


Mick O'Connor (banjo), Barbara Hackett (accordion) and Mick Bailey (guitar) play a weekly session, 9pm

The Lamb, 54 Holloway Road, London N7 8JL

(see below for location)


Friday 8th June 2012, 8pm

The Chieftains 50th Anniversary Tour Concert

Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, London SW1 2AP

Buy tickets here:


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:


Hello Friends,
This is your monthly reminder that our latest podcast Copperplate Podcast 148 is now accessible thru ITunes or from
Hope you enjoy our efforts, if so please spread the word.

Copperplate Podcast 148

1. Gerry Diver: The Bath Set Diversions.
2. Luke Daniels: Rogha an Ghabha/The Jolly Tinker/Gan Ainm. The Mighty Box
3. Hynes/Lennon/Cooney: Joe Bane's/Poll Halfpenny/Mrs Galvan's. Ceol Sidhe
4. Kevin Crawford: McHugh's/Michael Murphy's/Humours of Tullycrine. Carry The Tune
5. Raw Bar Collective: ca rabhais ar feadh an lae uaim. Millhouse Measures
6. Karen Ryan: Plains of Boyle/McGlinchey's/Walsh's. The Coast Road
7. Tommy McCarthy: The New Policeman/Ravelled Hank of Yarn. Sporting Nell
8. Danny Meehan: The Godfather/Wind That Shakes the Barley. Drimalost & Beyond
9. Mick Sands: The Slaves Lament. The Ominous & The Luminous
10. Paddy O'Brien: The Tinker's Occupation/The Rambling Reel. Mixing The Punch
11. Tommy McCarthy: The Limestone Rock/The Road to Lisdoonvarna. Sporting Nell
12. Paddy Carty & Conor Tully:
Red Tom of the Hills/Tommy Coen's. Trad Music of Ireland
13. Raw Bar Collective: Na Tailliuiri. Millhouse Measures
14. Kevin Crawford:
Repeal of the Union/The Ivy Leaf/The Hut on the Bog. Carrying the Tunes
15. Karen Ryan: The Limerick Lasses/Gatehouse Maid/Mountain Top. The Coast Road




Message from Orlaith McAuliffe - East London Comhaltas


On SATURDAY - 28th JANUARY 2012 ... 


our brand NEW EAST LONDON COMHALTAS CLASS will be starting!!! 

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,

Waltham Cross,




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 !!!!



Orlaith xxx