From: Karen Ryan [k_dot_ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]
Sent: 26 January 2010 22:41
Subject: John Carty fiddle w'shop this Sat _at_ LIC/ John, James and John Blake concert _at_ LIC this Fri/ Mick Mulvey _at_ Keenan's this Sat and more ...
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-         STOP PRESS: John Carty fiddle workshop, Sat 30 Jan _at_ LIC

-         Few tix left for this Fri (John and James Carty with John Blake)

-         This Sat at Keenan’s: Mick Mulvey, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn

-         14 March, Mai Hernon (Co. Sligo) appears at Walthamstow Folk Club

-         Comhaltas in Britain Tour, Fri 26 Feb 2010 _at_ London Irish Centre

-         The Trad Gathering at Trafalgar Square celebrations Sun 14 March




I know that I have already managed to contact some of you by other means about the workshop this Saturday, but for those who I haven’t yet reached – great news:


John Carty has agreed to give a fiddle workshop (aimed at Intermediate to Advanced level players) at the London Irish Centre this Saturday 30th January, 1-3pm.  Cost is £10 (no concessionary/ children’s rates available, sorry) and tickets can only be purchased on the door.


Fiddle players - Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity!



Return to Camden Town Preview Event 2010



Support by: Terence O’Flaherty & Annie Power

Friday 29th January 2010, 7.30pm Doors Open

Presidential Suite, London Irish Centre, 50 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

Tickets: £10 in advance/ £13 on the night/ £8 concession/ £6 under 18s

Not many left - Purchase your tickets online now at Iris Tickets via this link:  or via the link at


Tickets are selling well and capacity is limited to 100!


Apart from those who already know and love the lads and their playing - anyone in London who is learning the fiddle, flute or an accompaniment instrument couldn’t find 3 more inspiring players – come and feast your eyes and ears!




Session this Saturday night Sat 30 Jan, from 9pm: Mick Mulvey (flute), Karen Ryan (fiddle), Pete Quinn (keyboard) and friends at Keenan’s Pub


…lovely tunes, great atmosphere and a chance for a drink and a chat! J


89 Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill, London N10 1LR

(near the junction with Sutton Road - in amongst the parade of shops which includes the Post Office and the new multicoloured library)

Buses: 134 and 43 (both are a 10 minute journey from Highgate tube - Northern Line)



for a map/ other transport info see:








Comhaltas in Britain - Tour Concert

Friday 26 February at London Irish Centre, 50 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

For tickets, contact Michael Nevin - 07931 730321




Mai Hernon – 14th March _at_ Walthamstow Folk Club

Fine traditional singer from Co. Sligo performs in East London

Mai Hernon was born in the heart of Coleman County in County Sligo, Ireland to a musical family.

She is developing a fine reputation as a superb singer of traditional songs in the Irish Tradition and this evening is a rare chance to hear her in action.

Admission £6 (£5 concessions






The Trad Gathering have been invited to play at the St Patrick’s Celebrations in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 14th March, the young group will play some music from Charlie Lennon’s newly composed suite: Recollections of Camden Town.


For those Trad Gatherers on this email list – I will be in touch soon about rehearsal dates and times J Karen x