From: Karen Ryan [k_dot_ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]
Sent: 18 February 2010 23:30
Subject: London Lasses 4th album launch 17 April _at_ LSO St Lukes/ Conor Doherty _at_ Arts Depot Fri 19 Feb and sooo much more .......
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-         DATE FOR THE DIARY: Sat 17 April.  The London Lasses and Pete Quinn launch 4th album at LSO St Luke’s, EC1V

-         This Fri 19 Feb, Conor Doherty at Barnet Folk Club, Arts Depot, Finchley

-         This Sat 20 Feb at Keenan’s: Elma McElligott, Teresa Connolly and Peter McAlinden (and announcing guests for coming weeks)

-         This Sun 21 Feb: London Fiddle Convention at Cecil Sharp House

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

-         Tues 2 March, Grada _at_ Old Queen’s Head, Islington

-         Fri 5 March, Cara Dillon _at_ Arts Depot, Finchley

-         The Trad Gathering at Trafalgar Square celebrations Sun 14 March

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

-         17 March, Keenan’s session with Karen Ryan, Kathy Walton and Pete Quinn

-         April 10, Folkworks Festival with Orlaith McAuliffe, Darren Breslin, Billy Teare and Kathleen O’Sullivan

-         New Sunday session at Kilkenny Tavern with John Bowe, Mark Conyard and Peter Coughlan

-         April 10th, Finbar Furey and band at Salvatorian College, Harrow





Saturday 17 April 2010

The London Lasses and Pete Quinn launch their 4th album ‘By Night and By Day’ at LSO St Luke’s

161 Old Street, London EC1V 9NG

This night will be free entry, so feel free to bring all your friends and family.


There will be a great sense of occasion as the band celebrate their 10th anniversary at this prestigious venue

- More details to follow




Conor Doherty Solo Gig at Barnet Folk Club
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Friday 19th February _at_ 8.30pm

Barnet Folk Club at artsdepot 5 Nether Street Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA


Folk In The Foyer - Conor Doherty

Friday 19th February 2010 8.30PM

Guitarist and singer, Conor Doherty,  performs hand-picked traditional and contemporary folk songs from England, Ireland and America, penned by some of the genre's finest songsmiths.

Citing influences that range from Dick Gaughan, Tony Rose and Nic Jones to Crosby, Still and Nash, and Joni Mitchell, Conor's impeccable musicianship looks set to make an indelible impression on a resurgent UK folk scene

'His communicative gift, striking material and stunning fretwork combine to brilliant effect'. Pete Quinn

Flawless guitar playing’. Goring Unplugged






Session this Saturday night Sat 20 Feb, from 9pm: Elma McElligott (flute), Teresa Connolly (fiddle) and Peter McAlinden (keyboard) and friends at Keenan’s Pub


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


In the coming weeks Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn will be joined on Saturday nights by Mick O’Connor (banjo – 27 Feb), Gary Connolly (box – 6 March) and Dee Havlin (flute – 13 March)




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:




 London Fiddle Convention

Sunday, 21 February, 2010

Concert – 8.00pm

 The 18th annual London Fiddle Convention will take place on
Sunday 21 February 2010 at Cecil Sharp House ( ), one of London's premier folk venues.


Cecil Sharp House

2 Regents Park Road

London NW1 7AY

t: 020 7485 2206


1.00pm2.20pm  and   4.00pm  --  5.20pm


Tutors’ Concert 2.40pm3.40pm Open to all Workshop participants


The fiddle contest at 6:00 PM. In two categories  -  Up to 18 and over 18
Open to all comers.  Entrants should play for a maximum of Five minutes – any piece(s), any style, either solo or with own accompaniment.
Please contact Bob or Pete to guarantee a place in the contest.

The evening concert begins at 8:00 PM  Guests will include Graham Clark, Pete Cooper, Robin Gillan, Chris Haigh, Emese Hruska, Karen Ryan, Bob Winquist, and others, plus Richard Bolton (guitar) and Bernard O’Neill (bass).






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




Tuesday 2nd March - GRADA - The Old Queen's Head. Young, talented Irish band in London before their American Tour:




Cara Dillon gig – 5 March


Pentland Theatre

Presented by Unique Gravity

Cara Dillon

Friday 5th March 2010 8.00PM

Tickets: £16/ £14 concession

One of the most original and stunning singers of traditional music, Cara Dillon plays artsdepot following the release of her album, Hill of Thieves which recently won Best Album at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 folk awards.

You will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performer.

“It’s impossible not to be held spellbound ... an artist this good deserves to be savored.” BBC


Arts Depot:

Box office

020 8369 5454


5 Nether Street
Tally Ho Corner
North Finchley
London N12 0GA




The Trad Gathering will perform on the Trafalgar Square stage at 2.20pm on Sunday 14th March as part of the Mayor’s St Patrick’s celebrations – during part of their performance this large group of young talented musicians will be playing for a mass Siege of Ennis and Walls of Limerick (which will be called by Sarah Pavey), please come down and help make this work amongst the masses that will be gathered in Trafalgar Square – also please come and give The Trad Gathering the hugely positive response they deserve J


Other acts on the main stage that day include Four Men and a Dog and Kila.



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




Sunday sessions back at the Kilkenny Tavern (Wimbledon): John Bowe, Mark Conyard and Peter Coughlan –every Sunday at 6PM

131 Merton High Street,
SW19 1DE

0872 148 4858 



Saturday April 10th: Folkworks Festival, Irish stories and tunes

King’s Place


Date: Saturday 10 April
Time: 18:30
Venue: Hall Two
Price: £9.50

Songs, stories and tunes from London's Irish community, featuring Darren Breslin and Orlaith McAuliffe, Billy Teare and Kathleen O'Sullivan.

Multi-buy OFFER: Hall Two April 10th
Buy tickets for all 3 Hall Two concerts for £19.50 Please call our Box Office on 020 7520 1490 to book tickets and find out more



Saturday 10th April

Finbar Furey and his band at Celtic Strands concert

Salvatorian College

High Street

Harrow Weald


Box Office: 0208 8630059

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