From: Karen Ryan [k.ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]

Sent: 10 May 2012 11:10

Subject: Lasses & Pete with Lorraine Jordan _at_ Old Queens Head/ Lunasa/ Keith Summers Festival 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 - only 5 more days to buy reduced tix _at_ ?10


The Old Queen's Head, Islington

Weekly on Saturdays?...


12 May: Tom O'Connell, Kathy Walton, Peter McAlinden

19 May: James Carty, Sin?ad Linane, Reg Hall

26 May: James Carty, Reg Hall and friends


Toolan's Bar, North Finchley

Tues 15th May????..


L?nasa in concert (support: Kanya)


Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith

Sat 19th May?????..


Keith Summer's Festival featuring Oliver Mulligan, Thomas McCarthy and more ?


Musical Traditions Club, near Goodge Street

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), Goretti Anglim (flute) 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





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 ? Fearghal (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.


Saturday 12 May: Tom O'Connell (accordion), Kathy Walton (flute), Peter McAlinden (keyboard)

Saturday 19 May: James Carty (flute), Sin?ad Linane (fiddle), Reg Hall (keyboard)

Saturday 26 May: James Carty (flute), Reg Hall (keyboard) and friends


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

Music fans in London can expect to be thoroughly impressed when renowned Irish music ensemble Lunasa bring their energetic, atmospheric blend of contemporary and traditional compositions to the Irish Cultural Centre on Tuesday 15 May. The band have played the Centre many times and are firm favourites at venue. This particular visit is part of Lunasa's most extensive UK tour to date.

Formed in 1996 Lunasa is widely-known for original compositions, powered by double bass-driven rhythms. The band features Kevin Crawford, Sean Smyth and Cillian Vallely on traditional Irish instrumentation of low whistle, uilleann pipes, tin whistles and fiddle augmented by Trevor Hutchinson on double bass and Ed Boyd on guitar. On this tour Tola Custy will guest for Sean Smyth on fiddle.

Lunasa has toured and performed with some well-known and respected artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Rosanne Cash, and Billy Bragg. Their sell out tours of the UK, USA, Europe and Japan have helped them gain major international acknowledgement. Earning themselves the Coeur Miroir award at the Quebec City Summer festival in 2003 confirmed the band's reputation as masters of modern Irish music, and in 2010 they won further major international acknowledgement in the LIVIES ( awards when they were named Performers of the Decade.

"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:






After a glorious 7 years, funding for the Keith Summers Festival has run out but we are having a scaled - down local event at The King & Queen on Saturday 19th May 1-6 pm in the bar (following the Sara & Kieron night at Musical Traditions Club on 18th May but a separate event).


No guests from far afield, just a gathering of  friends- many of whom  who remember Keith - and who are great musicians and singers :Will  Duke, Dan Quinn, Roger Digby, Simon Ritchie, Finbarr Wall, Oliver Mulligan, Creena Mulchrone, Thomas McCarthy and Jim Ward (plus some surprises.... )


    Do come and join us!  No advance tickets but we shall be asking for donations to cover expenses for the invited singers/musicians - anything remaining will be shared between starting a kitty for a larger scale event next year and contributing to the Landlord's preferred charity, Macmillan Cancer Nurses.                            


WARNING : on Sat. Parking meters apply 8.30-6.30pm -?4 an hour! - so use public transport.



The King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL   (junction of Foley Street and Cleveland Street)   Nearest tube: Goodge Street / Warren Street/ Great Portland Street.  Parking OK after 6.30 on Fridays.   Club runs 8-11pm.   Admission :  ?7,concs. ?5           ( Members ?6, concs ?4)


******************************************* - 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


?Livelier than a Camden pub on Paddy's Night, and more full of Irish spirit than the off-license across the street, this is a cracking new album.' Irish Music Magazine


?Her fiddle playing is confident, energetic and expressive and she puts in some interesting twists and turns into the tunes ? the music is always centre stage and is just gorgeous for that.' Musical Traditions


?rock solid performances of some excellent tunes'


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


Mick O'Connor (banjo), Goretti Anglim (flute) 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