This is a one-off, never seen before gathering of the magical world of London’s Irish music, song and dance. With artists spanning 4 generations of the London Irish, and lots of collaborations on the night, expect something really quite special. We will have more special guests on the night.
Jack Harris is an extraordinarily talented singer-songwriter. Here is he singing the beautiful song, Donegal, which he wrote himself.
Here’s Sean Cannon and the Dubliners singing The Banks of the Roses. It’s going to be a great night.
We are delighted to be joined by two great Irish button accordionists, Maureen and Tom. With a few generations between them, their playing shows how Irish music can transcend age and bring people together through a love of music.
Below is a clip of Maureen playing as part of the London Lassies.
Juno’s Daughter is a five piece, vocal harmony, all female folk group whose line-up includes Aisling Clifford (guitar and singer), Molly Mulready-Jones (fiddle, tin whistle), Ciara Holland (guitar and singer), Kathy Gentles (cello and singer) and Nora Mulready (fiddle and singer). They perform regularly at Mondegreen Folk Club and earlier this year performed a set with Sean Cannon of the Dubliners at in Camden Underworld.
We are very happy to bring together 5 of London’s Irish fiddle teachers, performing together for the first time in this way. They are all great fiddle players themselves and we are sure this set with be something quite special. All arr London Irish and have been playing Irish music in London since they were very young.
Colette Keaveney, London Irish Music School
Karen Ryan, Meitheal Cheoil Community Music Group North London
Molly Mulready-Jones, Hackney School of Folk
Eilish Byrne-Whelan, Feith an Cheoil
Nora Mulready, Hackney School of Folk
Artisan Row are a great band made up of four well-known figures from the London Irish music scene, Elma McElligott, Conor Doherty, Pete Quinn and Karen Ryan. The band explores a wide range of traditional tunes and songs with a unique sound. They recently played at the Return to Camden Festival to much acclaim.
Click below to hear Karen Ryan playing an Irish slow air on the fiddle.