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(Highgate Station)

Tickets available:
Music Network Ireland – Séamus McGuire, Niamh Varian-Barry, Gerry O’Beirne
Friday 27th May 2022 – Irish Cultural Centre


Irish Music and Dance in London (IMDL) present ‘Music Network Ireland Tour Concert’
Friday 27th May 2022, Doors open 7.30pm, Music starts 8pm.
Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black’s Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT
Tickets: £15/ £6 U18s, available here:

Storm Eunice scuppered our initial plans to host this back in February – all tickets from that date, valid for this rescheduled date and more
available for purchase.
This compelling new Music Network collaboration features the unique and beautiful sound of violas in traditional music with Séamus
McGuire viola/fiddle, Niamh Varian-Barry viola/fiddle/voice and Gerry O’Beirne voice/guitar.

Curiosity, virtuosity and a deep understanding of the Irish tradition are just some of the things that unite this trio of fine musicians. A new
musical force to be reckoned with, their performances on this Music Network tour will explore traditional grooves, great melody and the
beautiful sonority of violas in traditional music.

A fiddle and viola player, composer and singer, Varian-Barry is one of a select few who can move between classical and folk music with ease.
Likewise McGuire brings all the richness of the viola to his traditional tunes and sumptuous compositions. O’Beirne, the go-to guitarist for so
many musicians, brings his own glorious voice as well as his massive breadth of expertise across many genres to the trio.
This evening’s concert will be opened by members of ‘In Good Company’ playing traditional Irish tunes from female composers. More
information about this wonderful London based collective here:
IMDL would like to thank Culture Ireland and the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme for their support in staging this
‘Irish Hooley in Bloomsbury’
Thursday 30th June 2022
Bloomsbury Theatre
, 15 Gordon St, London WC1H 0AH

IMDL's Annual profile and fundraiser
featuring: Members of The Thatch Céilí Band/ The Trad Gathering and more tba
(attaching pics of TG and John Bowe with Mick O'Connor who are members of The Thatch)

First Sunday of the Month Set Dancing Céilís
Upcoming Set Dancing Céilís:
Sunday 5th June, music by McCool Trad
Sunday 3rd July, music tba
Sunday 4th September, music by Gleann Catha Céilí Band
Weekly Set Dancing Classes – Thursdays – London Irish Centre
7.30-10pm with resident teacher: Tom Kelleher
Class: £5
Kennedy Hall (entrance on Murray Mews, by corner of Murray Street), Camden NW1
More details at:
Also coming up this year from IMDL: The Return to London Town Festival
London's 24th Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance
Friday 28th - Monday 31st October 2022

Clayton Crown Hotel, Cricklewood (and other local venues)
Special Festival B&B room rates now available to book at the Hotel for the Festival weekend.
Please use the promo code 'RETURNTL' when booking online at
Single room bed and breakfast per night £85
Double room bed and breakfast per night £95
Triple room bed and breakfast per night £105
Quad room bed and breakfast per night £115
For more information about Irish music events in London, please see
Facebook: @IMDLEvents
Twitter: @IMDLEvents
Instagram: @irishmusicdanceinlondon
YouTube: Irish Music and Dance in London


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