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MN Tour Sept 2020

Included in this email:  

  • Daily IMDL content online
  • Online Féile – Comhaltas in Britain this weekend (Fri 26-Sun 28 June 2020)
  • London Irish Centre’s ‘Solas Season’ feat. ‘Sunday Sessions’ and ‘Tunes on Tuesday’
  • Scoil Samraidh Wille Clancy Online recitals and workshops
  • Irish Cultural Centre’s online content
  • McCarthy Family Zoom Concert – Musical Traditions, Saturday 11 July 2020
  • Brona McVittie’s 2nd Album Launch at St Pancras Old Church: Wed 15 Sept 2020
  • Music Network Tour Concert at Kings Place: Ye Vagabonds/ The Haas Sisters: Fri 25 Sept 2020
  • Rescheduled Event: Artisan Row, The Green Note: Mon 15 February 2021
  • Rescheduled IMDL Event: Damien O’Reilly and John Blake, The Green Note: Tues 13 April 2021
​​Daily IMDL content online

Hi All, I hope this email finds you well and managing OK during these unusual times.
Huge apologies to those of you who are not also connected to us through our various social media
channels, for the radio silence via email…
 
We have been posting almost daily content on social media since lockdown began:
Videos and photo albums of Festivals and other IMDL events over the last 21 years, plus a little bit of
other London musical content thrown in for good measure. Even if you are not someone who uses
social media. It is possible to view the latest videos and pics by going to the following link:
 
www.facebook.com/returntocamdentown
 
…keep scrolling to see much more older content.
 
Also keep in touch with us via our website: www.irishmusicinlondon.org
Twitter: @ReturntoCamden
Instagram: irishmusicdanceinlondon
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsypmYxXaqRtQ4l7taeTR6g
 
Information below includes some online Festivals, some September 2020 live dates which are still in
the diary with fingers crossed and some rescheduled dates to 2021. Information regarding IMDL’s
plans for October 2020 will be announced in future newsletters.
 
Best wishes to all
 
Karen x
 
 
Online Féile – Comhaltas in Britain this weekend (Fri 26-Sun 28 June 2020)
 
The last weekend of June is always a time of craic, ceol, amhrán agus rince. As Comhaltas in Britain
is unable to host the All Britain Fleadh Cheoil this year we are going virtual with FÉILE 2020

A full weekend of exclusive online digital content for all those missing out on the fleadh season and
anyone who wants to hear more top quality traditional Irish music. Over 30 hours of exclusive online
content featuring:

Live virtual recitals & masterclasses with 15 top tutors: Colin Farrell, Michael Curran, Kevin Crawford,
Orlaith McAuliffe, Tadhg Maher, Paul Clesham, Ryan Murphy, Michael Rooney, Ciaran Ryan, Conor
Broderick, Tim Edey, Adam Brown, Niall Hanna, Edwina Guckian

Exclusive headline concerts including the whole MACALLA 1916 concert recorded live in the Barbican
London

Trad Disco with DJ Paddy Callaghan

Comhaltas on Tour - featuring clips from Comhaltas tour concerts throughout the years

'Comhaltas in Lockdown' featuring contributions from Comhaltas branches and members across
Britain and further afield

Winners of the Comhaltas in Britain 'Isolation Storytelling Competition'

Plus the chance to subscribe and get access to more exclusive content during after the weekend.

*** All content listed above is available FREE via our Facebook and Youtube live links with exception
to the 15 Masterclasses which are available via our website members section for a small fee - £5 one-
off for Comhaltas in Britain members or £10 for 'Friends of Comhaltas in Britain' –
www.comhaltas.co.uk/feile-members-area
 
 
London Irish Centre’s ‘Solas Season’ featuring ‘Sunday Sessions’ and ‘Tunes on Tuesday’
 
The London Irish Centre have been releasing Irish cultural content via YouTube and Facebook.
 
‘Sunday Sessions’ including online performances by Karen Ryan (who teaches at the Centre) and
friends, plus ‘Tunes on Tuesday’ featuring students who attend traditional Irish music classes at the
Centre can be found at:
 
https://www.youtube.com/user/LondonIrishCentre
and
www.facebook.com/londonirishcentre
 
 
Irish Cultural Centre content online
 
The Irish Cultural Centre has been releasing regular content online on their facebook page,
 
including this video of Friday ICC session regulars: Fiona Daly (fiddle) and Colman Connolly (uilleann
pipes)
https://www.facebook.com/IrishCulturalCentre/videos/653480438541729/
 
 
Scoil Samraidh Wille Clancy Online recitals and workshops
 
Here is the schedule of highlights of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy recitals from the ITMA Field
Recording Collection 1986–2020. The videos will be made available from 8pm on the dates given
below on the following platforms: Facebook www.facebook.com/ITMADublin , YouTube
@ITMAVideos, Instagram @itmadublin, website www.itma.ie
 
Wed. June 24 Harp Recital


Thurs. June 25 Fiddle Recital


Fri June 26 Whistle and Flute Recital


Sat. June 27 Banjo Recital


Sun. June 28 Piping Recital


Mon. June 29 Accordion Recital


Tues. June 30 An evening of Old Style Step, Sean-nós and Traditional Set Dancing


Wed. July 01 An evening of Traditional Singing in Irish and English


Thurs. July 02 Harmonica Recital


Fri. July 03 Concertina Recital
 
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is pleased to announce that online tuition classes will take place from
6th - 10th July to fill the void of the cancelled 2020 summer school. To see more details and to
register please visit our website
www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com (PLEASE NOTE THESE SPACES HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED)
 
 
McCarthy Family Zoom Concert – Musical Traditions, Saturday 11 July 2020
 
IMDL's long time collaborators - The Musical Traditions Club, hosted by stalwarts of the English/
Irish folk/ traditional music and song community: Ken Hall and Peta Webb, present:

The McCarthy Family (including the next generation of Tommy McCarthy's grandchildren) from
various locations around the world. This very special performance will be recorded live on 'Zoom'
and presented via Facebook live.

Saturday 11th July 2020, 8pm

Musicians featured include:

Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina)
Bernadette McCarthy (fiddle)
Marion McCarthy (uilleann pipes/ whistle)
Tommy McCarthy Jnr (fiddle)
Tommy Keane (uilleann pipes/ whistle)
Henry Benagh (fiddle)
Johnny Giles (whistle)
Louise Costello (accordion/ banjo)
Annie Ruth Benagh (whistle/ fiddle)
Siobhán Keane (fiddle)
Lucy Benagh (concertina)
Maisie Kate Keane (fiddle)
Pádraic Keane (uilleann pipes)
Harry Giles (fiddle)
Elizabeth Benagh (fiddle)
Peadar Giles (uilleann pipes)
Rose McCarthy (fiddle)
Tomás Giles (concertina)

Don't miss this very special gathering of wonderful musicians.

Facebook live link to be featured on www.facebook.com/musicaltraditionsclub and
www.facebook.com/returntocamdentown

More info to follow..

Please also note, The Musical Traditions Club Facebook page will be screening Ken Lynam's
documentary 'Handing Down the Tunes' about the musical life of Tommy McCarthy Senior at
8pm on Wednesday 8th July, followed by a chance to chat with Ken on Zoom after the screening.
 
 
Brona McVittie’s 2nd Album Launch at St Pancras Old Church: Wed 15 Sept 2020
 
7.30pm, Tickets: £12.50, available: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/bronamcvittie/
St Pancras Old Church, King’s Cross, London NW1 1UL
 
Music Network Tour Concert at Kings Place: Ye Vagabonds/ The Haas Sisters: Fri 25 Sept 2020
 
7.30pm doors, 8pm Music
Irish Music and Dance in London are delighted to host their 3rd collaborative presentation with Music
Network Ireland, featuring Ye Vagabonds and Natalie and Brittany Haas in concert.
 
Friday 25th September 2020
King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
 
Tickets: £14.50 (£8.50 for under 30s) https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/folk/return-to-camden-25-sep/
 
Ye Vagabonds & Natalie and Brittany Haas consist of Diarmuid Mac Gloinn (voice, guitar)
Brían Mac Gloinn (voice, bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin), Natalie Haas (cello) and Brittany Haas (fiddle).
 
Music Network and Irish Music and Dance in London present an intriguing new combination of tow
extraordinarily talented sets of siblings. When family members play together, their musical language
is intuitive and this unique connection brings with it the power to create something truly special. Ye
Vagabonds brothers Brían and Diarmuids’ voices blend together seamlessly when united in close
harmony, while the string playing of sisters Natalie and Brittany demonstrates a complete rhythmic
and harmonic awareness of each other’s styles, Music Network has commissioned Ye Vagabonds to
write a brand new song for this tour, which when in the hands of four such talented artists is sure to
be something really special. Expect gorgeous melodies, stunning harmonies, rhythmic grooves and
exquisite arrangements – these sublime siblings are not to me missed.
 
‘A labyrinthine treasure trove’ – The Irish Times (on Ye Vagaobonds album The Hare’s’ Lament)
 
‘She has made the instrument right at home in Celtic music… effortlessly and brilliantly she switches
between playing rhythm and the melody’ – Folk Radio UK (on Natalie Haas)
 
‘Complex harmonies and beautiful arrangements, chopping and pizzicato and other technical mastery’
– Folk World (on Brittany Haas)
 
‘Master craftsmen’ – Hot Press (on Ye Vagabonds)
 
Ye Vagabonds: Winners of the 2019 BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track
 
 
Rescheduled Event: Artisan Row, The Green Note: Mon 15 February 2021
 
Doors open 7pm, Music starts at 8.30pm
 
www.greennote.co.uk
 
 
Rescheduled IMDL Event: Damien O’Reilly and John Blake, The Green Note:
Tues 13 April 2021

 
Doors open 7pm, Music starts at 8.30pm
 
Tickets: £10, availabe at https://www.greennote.co.uk/production/damien-oreilly-and-john-blake-album-launch-concert/
 
 
 
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