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Thursday 30 January 2020
Music Network Ireland Tour Concert in London
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Featuring: Dónal O'Connor, Jack Talty, Anxo Lorenzo and Jim Murray.

Tickets available at: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/folk/anxo-lorenzo-donal-oconnor-jack-talty-jim-murray/


Anxo Lorenzo, Dónal O’Connor, Jack Talty & Jim Murray
Anxo Lorenzo, gaita/whistles
Dónal O’Connor, fiddle
Jack Talty, concertina
Jim Murray, guitar
 
Over the past ten years Anxo Lorenzo,  Jim Murray, Dónal O’Connor and Jack Talty have been at the
forefront of highly creative Galician and Irish music-making – as players, composers, arrangers,
accompanists, producers and record label owners. Their individual talents as working musicians have seen
them initiate hundreds of thoughtful and innovative projects, and the set list on this tour will include a
Music Network commission from all four performers, their virtuosity and profound understanding of the
music underpinning any daring off-piste exploration they might undertake.

Add to that a sharp intelligence and gentle curiosity about where this music sits in the world, how it relates
to the world outside and you have a quartet of artists who have made a massive contribution to music in
both local and international arenas. Thrilling, soulful, sincere and highly communicative, theirs is a music
of people and place, of stillness, of confluence and of us.




Saturday 1st Febrary 2020
Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black's Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT

Featuring: The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley, The Friel Sisters, Mairéad Ní Mhaoinaigh and Nia Byrne

Tickets available at: https://irishculturalcentre.co.uk/event/st-brigids-day-concert-the-london-lasses-the-friel-sisters-plus-speical-guests-mairead-ni-mhoanaigh-nia-byrne/

To celebrate St Brigid’s Day The Irish Cultural Centre present some of the UK & Ireland’s finest female
traditional musicians and vocalists. The London Lasses and the Friel Sisters will be joined by special
guests Mairéad Ni Mhoanaigh and Nia Byrne for an evening for craic agus ceol!

More information on Mairéad & Nia:

Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh is renowned as one of the leading exponents of Donegal fiddle music and
likes to promote the music which she has inherited from her late father Francie, whenever possible. She is
a founding member of Cairdeas na bhFidléirí, which was set up 25 years ago to preserve and facilitate the
development of the Donegal fiddling tradition for future generations.

Nia Byrne, daughter of Mairéad, will make a rare appearance in the UK for the St Brigid’s Celebration.

More information on the Freil Sisters:

The Friel Sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians born and brought up in
Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht. They play a mixture of music
interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire. Being siblings, they
achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes.

More on information on The London Lasses: 

Over the past nineteen years The London Lasses have brought their music to some of the world’s most
prestigious festivals and concert halls, including Cambridge Folk Festival, the Concertgebouw
(Amsterdam), Glastonbury, Dublin City Hall, Temple Bar Trad Festival, Cork Folk Festival, Philadelphia
Irish Festival, Lord Mayor of London’s St Patrick’s Festival at Trafalgar Square and the Royal Albert Hall,
where they performed the first ever BBC Proms céilí as part of the 2008 season and supported The
Chieftains on their 50th Anniversary tour. They have been included on the ‘Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk’
double CD, released by ARC Music. TV and Radio appearances have included
TG4’s ‘Hup’ and ‘Geantraí’, BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’, BBC Radio Oxford, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta,
Clare FM and more.

 

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