From: Karen Ryan [k.ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]

Sent: 11 November 2016 15:28

Subject: Thanks and feedback re 18th RtCT Fest/ Daoiri Farrell _at_ Slaughtered Lamb 15 Nov


Included in this email:


Session this evening, Friday 11th November at the Auld Triangle, Finsbury Park from 8.30pm

Session hosted by:

James Carty (flute), James Carty (fiddle) and Peter McAlinden (keys)




Thanks to everyone who came out to the various events during the

18th Return to Camden Town Festival

There was fabulous music, song, dance and a great atmosphere throughout.

Hope you enjoyed it


We would be really grateful (if you haven't already), if you could please fill out and submit

one of our Audience Feedback forms here:

This helps us to report back to our public funders and gives us a better chance of

securing funding going forward (fingers crossed).


Thanks to Geoff Holland for whizzing around much of the Festival to get some great

Pics of the events - some are starting to appear here in this year's RtCT 2016 photo album

On our facebook page:




Hayley (fiddle) and Dylan (guitar) Richardson


Sunday 13th November, 3pm, St Joseph's Parish Centre, Gardenia Avenue, Luton

Tuesday 22nd November, The Green Note (basement venue), Camden NW1


Great young Irish fiddler, Junior Fiddler of Dooney 2015, from the long line of New York

Sligo masters of the tradition, Hayley and her brother Dylan will be playing some UK dates

in November - including these two near us.


Haley has performed with many of the most well-known names in Irish music today including The Chieftains, Altan, Dervish, Pride of New York,

Liz Carroll with Cherish the Ladies, and is a regular member of The John Whelan Band.


Here's a clip of the very talented Hayley playing The Banks Hornpipe with Gabriel Donohoe



Tuesday 15th November


Daoiri Farrell


The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, London

Tickets ?10

Available from:


The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX




Thursday 17th November

Sharon Shannon and Band

London Irish Centre, Camden Square NW1 9XB

Tickets available here:



2nd Hastings Fleadh

18th - 20th November.

Details via facebook here -




Trip to Birmingham Trad Fest

24-27 November 2016

Full details here:

Great line up - wishing the lads all the best with their 3rd outing!




Friday 25th November

At: Old Ignatian's, 147 Turkey Street, EN1 4NW

From 7.30pm

At: Old Ignatians
147 Turkey Street
en1 4nw Enfield, Enfield, United Kingdom
From 7.30 pm At: Old Ignatians
147 Turkey Street
en1 4nw Enfield, Enfield, United Kingdom
From 7.30 pm

Message from East London Comhaltas:


We would like to invite you all to celebrate East London Comhaltas
1916 Commemoration Celebrations
A mighty session with both singers and musicians!
This is a not to be missed night x ...




On Friday 25th November
At: Old Ignatians
147 Turkey Street
en1 4nw Enfield, Enfield, United Kingdom
From 7.30 pm North London Junior Fleadh

Sunday 27th November

Haringey Irish Centre




Footage, music and interviews from the Raymond Roland Tribute Night at

Cecil Sharp House earlier this year,

First showing has been aired on Irish TV, Sky Channel 191 -

watch this space for next viewing possibility



John Bowe received the Bardic lifetime achievement award at the Fleadh in Ennis

this summer for his contribution to traditional Irish music. There will be a special show

on Irish TV dedicated to him.


Tune in on Wednesday 12th, 8:30pm on SKY channel 191 (or Freesat 400), to see it.




Alan O'Leary's latest podcast, with 2 hours of great traditional Irish music is now available





Fundraising is continuing towards the survival of our much loved

Return to Camden Town Festival from 2017


Due to various public funding costs and rising costs, reserves and cash flow for the event

have dwindled - it will not be possible to go ahead with staging the 19th Return to Camden

Town Festival in 2017 unless we manage to bring additional money in from new sources.


See here for more information about our situation:


Please do not hesitate to get in touch (by replying to this email) if you, or someone you know

would like to receive information about becoming a sponsor (or donor) of the Festival.



Meitheal Cheoil traditional Irish Music classes in September 2016

Instrumental lessons held in North London in:

fiddle, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, flute, concertina, harp and uilleann pipes

Classes for children and classes for adults.

Beginner classes available in some instruments.

Please email k.ryan_at_virgin_dot_net for more information


Reg Hall's interview with Peter Browne

on ?The Rolling Wave' on RT? Radio 1 on Sunday 10th July

You can listen to the show again here:


To celebrate the launch of 2 new CD collections & e-book of Irish music in London

from Topic Records, the Irish Traditional Music Archive hosted an afternoon talk by

Dr. Reg Hall in 73 Merrion Square, Dublin on the 26 April 2016.

Reg's talk was filmed and can be viewed here:


Mn? an Cheoil

A new six part TG4 series that celebrates the rise of women in traditional Irish music

Each programme with a focus on a particular instrument

Episodes 1-6 now available to watch

on the TG4 iplayer




East End Irish Music Session (monthly)

Terence O'Flaherty (vocals/guitar/bouzouki).

James Carty (fiddle).

Every 2nd Monday of the month from Monday 11th July

At The Eleanor Arms
460 Old Ford Road E3 5JP

020 8980 6992





?A Few Tunes of Good Music' (Dr. Reg Hall) - available online now..

Reg Hall's monumental and comprehensive history of Irish music in London

entitled ?A few tunes of good music' is now available through the Topic Records website

for free viewing and download  as a fantastic online flipbook,

complete with many illustrations.


Click the link for your copy.





Now available from the Topic Records website:


2 CD Box Sets of 3 CDs each:

?It was mighty' - The Early Days of Irish Music in London


?It was great altogether' - The Continuing Tradition of Irish Music in London

Selected and presented by Reg Hall

As part of the Voice of the People series

200 tracks and 7 and a half hours of music.


See the track listings here for each CD set:

?It was Mighty':

?It was great altogether':


?25 for both sets.



View the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards at Cork Opera House here:

Congratulations to brilliant London flautist, ?rlaith McAuliffe

Winner of the 2016 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Young Musician of the Year


Also, congratulations to another great London Irish musician (now based in the US):

Fiddler, Kevin Burke, who is winner of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year