From: Karen Ryan [k.ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]
Sent: 24 November 2016 13:12
Subject: Trip to Birmingham Fest this w'end/ North London Junior Fleadh this Sun and more..
Included in this email:
Session this Friday 25th November at the Auld Triangle, Finsbury Park from 8.30pm
Session hosted by:
Gary Connolly (box), James Carty (fiddle) and Peter McAlinden (keys)
Ulaid & Duke Special - LIVE
Date: November 26, 2016
Venue: 50-52 Camden Sq
The London Irish Centre is delighted to welcome Ulaid and Duke Special for a very special concert.
?When contemporary songwriting and traditional music meet, the results can be something to be treasured.
Such is the case with the collaboration between folk supergroup, Ulaid, and singer-songwriter extraordinaire,
The project draws on Duke Special's songwriting skills, from pre-rock'n'roll to modern acoustic pop.
He injects drama and theatricality, bringing storytelling to the fore with meditative twists and turns amid
the melodic architecture.
Ulaid's mixture of skills in arrangement, interpretation, composition and performance lend a peculiarly
folk-but-modern, urban-but-pastoral air to the whole.
For a collaboration that may have seemed unlikely in theory, proves itself thoroughly in practice; when heard,
it somehow seems inevitable.'
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:
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
Message from East London Comhaltas:
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 ...
North London Junior Fleadh
Sunday 27th November
Haringey Irish Centre
Sunday 10th December
London Irish Centre
First Irish themed playgroup meet- up
Message from James McDonald:
We are a small group of parents setting up an Irish themed play-group.
The aim is to give our young children fun experiences with the Irish language, songs, rhymes, music and the wider culture. To start things off we are inviting anybody with an interest to come along to
an informal meet-up at the London Irish Centre (Camden Square) at noon on
Saturday the 10th of December, 2016.
We'll have a cuppa and a chat about how it all could work and our kids can have a play with
In the new year, we can hopefully start a monthly play-group at a time that suits everyone.
Contact James on shanakee_at_gmail_dot_com
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
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
The Eleanor Arms
460 Old Ford Road E3 5JP
020 8980 6992 www.eleanorarms.co.uk
?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:
?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