London Irish Trad Scene News Roundup 19th May 2013

Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.  This is a general update of lots of different things that are happening in and around the London area.

Included in this email:

  • Auld Triangle and Toolan’s sessions this weekend
  • Keith Summer’s Festival 17-19 May (this weekend)
  • Danny O’Mahony and Micheál O’Raghallaigh to play 15th RtCT Fest (25-28 Oct & 1-3 Nov 2013)
  • Thomas McCarthy & The Racker Donnelly at King and Queen club, Fri 7 June
  • All Britain Fleadh, Sat 22 & Sun 23 June at St Mary’s University, Twickenham
  • City of London Festival: The London Lasses and Pete Quinn – Wed 26 June
  • London Launch of ‘Nights in Shanaglish’ feat. Paddy Egan and Vince Keehan Fri 28/ Sat 29/ Sun 30 June
  • City of London Festival: Irish Culture day on Parliament Hill feat. Beoga, Brian Finnegan – Sun 30 June
  • Wed 19 June, The Gloaming (Martin Hayes et al) the Union Chapel
  • Fri 4th Oct – Long Notes at King’s Place


Some sessions this weekend:

Friday (tonight – Fri 17 May) at The Auld Triangle, Finsbury Park, music from 9pm

with: Teresa Connolly (fiddle), Paddy Egan (concertina) and Peter McAlinden (keys)

Saturday at Toolan’s Bar, North Finchley, music from 9pm

with Aileen Geoghegan (box), Paddy Egan (concertina) and Peter McAlinden (keys)

More sessions listed here:


May 17th-19th 2013 Musical Traditions Club presents:


Guests : Roisín White, Rosie Stewart, Jim MacFarland, Jerry O’Reilly,

Kevin Mitchell (Ireland) ; Ellen Mitchell (Scotland),

Will Noble & John Cocking Friday only (England).

Music from our resident musicians The Rakes,

The Pigeon English Band, Will Duke, Dan Quinn, Matt Quinn,

Simon Ritchie; plus new line-up Roger Digby, Liz Giddings,

John & Katie Howson with special guest Michael Sheehey.

Plus our many excellent club singers.

Thanks to FOLK LONDON and to people who have given

donations to support the event.

Pre-booked ticket holders only - limited space. £10 per session.

Priority for members £8 per session

(concs. £6) Fri. 8-11, Sat. 1- 5.30, 8-11, Sun. 1- 5.30pm.

Contact or 020 8340 0530


All Britain Fleadh – Sat 22 and Sun 23 June 2013

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Including Céilí on Saturday 22 June

Calling by Geoff Holland and music by:

Gary Connolly (accordion), Teresa Connolly (fiddle),

Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (keyboard)



City of London Festival:

Free lunchtime concert on Wednesday 26th June 2013 at 1.30pm

Featuring The London Lasses

Outside London’s iconic Gherkin Building, 30 St Mary’s Axe, London EC3

London launch dates for ‘Nights in Shanaglish’

Featuring: Paddy Egan (concertina), Vince Keehan (mandolin/ guitar/ vocal),

and friends

Friday 28th June: BBQ in new beer garden followed by tunes at 9pm

At The Auld Triangle pub, corner of St Thomas’s Road and Plimsoll Road,

Finsbury Park, London N4

Saturday 29th June: Launch at

The Herschel Arms, Herschel St, Slough SE1 1PS from 6pm

Sunday 30th June: From 6pm in the Presidential Suite, London Irish Centre,

50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

Tunes followed by screening of ‘Nights in Shanaglish’ DVD (at 6.30pm)

plus Q&A session

followed by evening session at

The Cobden, 28-30 Camden High Street, NW1 0JH


CD available for sale at each event


UK premiere of the documentary film. This feature length documentary, Nights in Shanaglish

comprises interviews, local history, contexts and landscape scenery for the session recordings

that are the focus of the "live" music album. Co-Producer, Paddy Egan, notes that the goal

of the project is to "capture the essence of their traditional Irish music session in a small village

in the west of Ireland."

Nights in Shanaglish are a group of performers, musicians, storytellers, and singers

including the following: Susan Fogarty (fiddle), Niall Finnegan (guitar and vocals).

Joe Kearney (vocals). Colie Moran (banjo) Brian O'Halloran (vocals). Mary Noonan (vocals)

Vincey Keehan (guitar, mandolin, vocals, and lilting) Séamus Keehan (whistle)

Anthony McGrath (guitar and vocals) Paddy Egan (concertina and dance)

Rosie Keehan (vocals) Paul O'Driscoll (double bass)


A number of artists from the project, including Co-Producers

Paddy Egan and Vincey Keehan, will perform before the film showing.

For more information, please visit


City of London Festival: Irish Roots Day

Sunday 30 June 2013, 12-6pm

Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath

Admission free – day of Irish culture featuring:

Beoga, Tir Eolas, Brian Finnegan, Cara Robinson

and the Maguire O’Shea Academy of Irish Dance



Dates for the 15th Return to Camden Town Festival:

Friday 25 – Sun 28 October and Friday 1 – Sunday 3 November 2013

Artists appearing at this year’s Festival include:

The John Carty Festival Band, Danny O’Mahony and Micheál O’Raghallaigh,

Star of Munster Céilí Band, Mick Mulkerrin and more tba..

Huge thanks to Geoff Holland for all his brilliant photos of the

14th Return to Camden Town Festival (2012) featured in these two albums here:

First weekend:!/media/set/?set=a.10151119423012339.4649...



the poet and the singer. With The Rakes.


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)



Here are some of our regular London music sessions (a few more to be added soon) – enjoy!


The Gloaming with Iarla Ó Lionaird, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Wednesday 19 June 2013 / 19:30
Union Chapel, Islington, London N1

£20 (unreserved seating)

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