London Irish Trad Scene News Roundup 25th April 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 so check it out if you live or are visiting London over the next week or so.

Included in this email:

  • Fri 26th April – Emma Sweeney (Manchester, fiddle) and friends at King’s Place
  • Fri 26th April – East London Comhaltas session, Haringey Irish Centre
  • Friday 26th April – Night for Sheila Miller at Cecil Sharp House feat. Oliver Mulligan, Finbarr Wall, Thomas McCarthy and more
  • Fri 26th April – session at the Auld Triangle with Aileen Geoghegan, Paddy Egan and Peter McAlinden
  • Saturday 27th April – Gaelic Voices Festival featuring Nell Ní Chróinín and more ..
  • Saturday night tunes at Toolan’s this weekend with Gary Connolly, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn
  • Danny O’Mahony and Micheál O’Raghallaigh to play 15th RtCT Fest (25-28 Oct & 1-3 Nov 2013)
  • Antrim Folk Tales by Billy Teare and Kathleen O’Sullivan
  • Keith Summers Gathering (15-17 May) featuring Jerry O’Reilly, Roisin White, Kevin Mitchell and more..
  • Thomas McCarthy & The Racker Donnelly at King and Queen club, Fri 7 June
  • Wed 19 June, The Gloaming (Martin Hayes et al) the Union Chapel
  • Fri 4th Oct – Long Notes at King’s Place

 

FRIDAY 26th APRIL

8.30pm

East London Branch CCE Monthly Session

Haringey Irish Centre, Pretoria Road

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LONDON

FRIDAY 26th APRIL

8.00pm

Kings Place, York Way

Fiddle Player Emma Sweeney is Joined by some of London's finest musicians

to perform tracks from her debut solo Album

More information at

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/emma-sweeney#.UXeVUJV9H2Z

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Friday 26th April. A Celebration of Sheila Miller and The Cellar Upstairs .

Venue Cecil Sharp House (Trefusis) 7.30- 11pm. £10. Tickets from Sharps, MTC, Cellar clubs.

Featuring the illustrious residents at those clubs including Oliver Mulligan & Finbarr Wall ,

plus Moira Craig, John Foreman, Tom Paley & Robin Gillan, Stuart Forester,

Thomas McCarthy, Racker Donnelly and Two Drunken Maidens.

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 Gaelic Voices Festival on Saturday the 27th of April all day at the London Irish Centre

 in Camden Town.

This is a day for all ages with workshops (singing, slow airs and Irish language)

during the day followed by an early evening concert with the most respected singers

and musicians in Irish and Scottish traditional music.

There will be workshops in music, song and language for children and adults during the day

with an early evening concert at five o'clock.

 

Featuring:

5pm – Gala concert

Kathleen MacInnes from the Hebridean island of South Uist is renowned for her
subtle peat-smoked voice. Her latest album Cille Bhride won the ‘Album of the
Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and a track from the album was nominated
at the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards.
She is joined by harper Laoise Kelly with whom she explores the shared themes
and melodies roots of their traditions.

Nell Ní Chróinín is a youthful shining light of Irish sean-nos singing.
From the Muskerry Gaeltacht in County Cork, Nell has learned songs from
respected local singers as is well known for her many television and radio
appearances in Ireland.

Karen Ryan is a London-born, award-winning fiddle player. At the Gaelic Voices
concert she will be playing music that expresses her Connemara roots and her
inspiration by the Irish singing tradition.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

10am-11am: Workshop slot 1: 
Irish Language Fun Workshop for Children

11.30am-12.30pm: Workshop slot 2: 
Playing Airs (Karen Ryan)
Irish Language in everyday communication

1.30pm-2.30pm: Workshop slot 3: 
Junior Singing – Irish Songs (Nell Ni Chroinin)
Senior Singing – Scottish Songs (Kathleen MacInnes)
‘How do you pronounce that? Irish language workshop.

3pm-4pm: Workshop slot 4: 
Senior Singing – Irish Songs (Nell Ni Chroinin)
Junior Singing – Scottish Songs (Kathleen MacInnes)
Harp workshop (Laoise Kelly)

Book ahead for workshops to avoid disappointment.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

Concert Only
Adult £12
Concession £10
Child £6
Family (2 Adults, 4 children) £30

Workshop
Adult £10
Concession £8
Child £6

All Day Ticket (Concert & Workshop)
Adult £30
Concession £25
Child £15
Family (2 Adults, 4 children) £60

For more information: www.londonirishcentre.org / 020 7916 2222 / james.mcdonald.comhaltas@gmail.com

http://facebook.com/pages/London-Gaelic-Voices-Festival

Comhaltas Gaelic Voices Festival is supported by The London Irish Centre and Department of Foregn Affairs Emigrant Support Programme

5pm – Gala concert

Kathleen MacInnes from the Hebridean island of South Uist is renowned for her suble peat-smoked voice.

Her latest album Cille Bhride won the 'Album of the Year' at the Scots Trad Music Awards and a track from the album was nominated

at the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards. She is joined by harper Laoise Kelly with whom she explores the shared themes and melodies

roots of their traditions.

Nell Ní Chróinín is a youthful shining light of Irish sean-nos singing.
From the Muskerry Gaeltacht in County Cork, Nell has learned songs from
respected local singers as is well known for her many television and radio appearances in Ireland.

Karen Ryan is a London-born, award-winning fiddle player. A

t the Gaelic Voices concert she will be playing music that expresses her Connemara roots and her inspiration by the Irish singing tradition.


10am – 4pm Workshops in music, song and language

10am-11am
- Children's Irish Language Workshop: learning through games, poems and stories.

This is an interative and fun way to learn the basics of the language. Suitable for 6 - 10 year olds.

11.30am-12.30pm
- Workshop on playing airs for all instruments, ages and abilities with Karen Ryan

Add an Irish touch to everyday communication: Learn how to add a "cúpla focal" to your emails, letters and speeches or why not tweet as Gaeilge?

1.30pm-2.30pm
- Junior singing workshop with Nell NiChroinin (Irish songs)
- Adult singing workshop in Kathleen MacInnes (Scottish songs)
How do you pronounce...?: Do you have a favourite poem as - Gaeilge that you just can't pronounce? L

earn how to say the Irish National Anthem or bring your along own material and learn to pronounce it correctly.

Please email material beforehand to

emercallaghan@londonirishcentre.org

3-4pm
Adult singing workshop with Nell NiChroinin (Irish songs)
Junior singing workshop with Kathleen MacInnes (Scottish songs)
Harp workshop with Laoise Kelly

Tickets and prices: Tickets are available from www.londonirishcentre.org

or on the day but please book ahead for workshops to avoid disappointment

Adult / Concession / Child / Family (2 Adults, 4 children)
Concert only £12 /£10 / £6 / £30
Workshop £10 / £8 / £6 / -
All day ticket £30 / £25 / £15 / £60

For more information: www.londonirishcentre.org / 020 7916 2222 / james.mcdonald.comhaltas@gmail.com

Comhaltas Gaelic Voices Festival is supported by The London Irish Centre and
Department of Foregn Affairs Emigrant Support Programme


More information and tickets are available through this link: http://bit.ly/WD7o3s

Thanks very much,

James Mc.

 

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Some sessions this weekend:

Friday at The Auld Triangle, Finsbury Park, music from 9pm

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

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

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

More sessions listed here:

http://www.karenryan.net/index.php/irishmusicinlondon/wheretohear

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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: https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10151119423012339.4649...

 

ANTRIM FOLK TALES – due to be published in January 2014

Paperback available for pre-order via Amazon here:

A lively volume of myth, legend, unquiet spirits, little folk, race horses, game birds,

heroic hounds, tales of the sea, coast and glens and some stories SO tall,

you will need a step ladder to read them.

 

Folk Tales from Antrim, as told by one of Ireland's premier storytellers,

Billy Teare, ably aided and abetted

by trad singer, poet and writer, Kathleen O'Sullivan.

 

 

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

The KEITH SUMMERS GATHERING.

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 peta@mustradclub.co.uk or 020 8340 0530

SEE BELOW for BOOKING PROFORMA

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FRIDAY 7th June RACKER DONNELLY and THOMAS McCARTHY –

the poet and the singer. With The Rakes.

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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)

peta@mustradclub.co.uk  http://www.mustradclub.co.uk/

 

 

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

http://www.karenryan.net/index.php/irishmusicinlondon/wheretohear

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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

Tickets:
£20 (unreserved seating)

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=14212

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