From: Laurence_dot_Harper_at_dh_dot_gsi_dot_gov_dot_uk
Sent: 12 June 2006 20:07
Subject: The 8th Return to Camden Town Festival

Attachments: Return to Camden Town 2006 artists.doc


The UK's internationally renowned flagship traditional Irish music and dancing festival returns to Camden for its eighth year on Friday 21st October 2006 - featuring more top musicians, artists and teachers than ever before. For ten action-packed days, some of the finest traditional musicians, singers and dancers from Ireland, Britain and the USA will entertain and teach in a programme of concerts, ceilis, workshops, sessions and talks for adults and children at all levels.
Aritists confirmed so far include:

From Ireland:

Máirtin O'Connor, Cathal Hayden and Garry O'Briain, John Carty, Francis Gaffney, Alec Finn, Sliabh Notes, The Mort Kelleher Ceili Band, Pádraig and Roisin McEneany, The Tap Room Trio
From the USA

Liz Carroll and John Doyle, Cherish the Ladies

From Britain

Brian Kelly
The London Lasses and Pete Quinn

In what is becoming a bit of a tradition for Return to Camden Town, this year's fetival will also see the launch of some great albums. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn will be launching their third album on the opening night - Friday 20th October - and banjo and mandolin maestro Brian Kelly will be launching his second solo album on Monday 23rd.
Brief biograpies of the artists confirmed so far are attached - more to follow. Please get in touch if you would like further information, to arrange an interview, etc. I look forward to hearing from you.

(See attached file: Return to Camden Town 2006 artists.doc)

Once again, this year, we will be running a series of preview events. These kick off on Sunday 18th June, with the
Father's Day Family Ceili

The London Irish Centre,
50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

Doors open 12.30pm, £5/£7 family rate. Musicians include: John Bowe, Mick O'Connor, Jackie Wynne, Brian Kelly, Mick Mulvey and more ?Dances called by Geoff Holland.
The festival website will be up and running shortly at
Laurie Harper
Return to Camden Town
Day: 0207-972-4226
Evenings and weekends: 07957-548842