From: Karen Ryan [k_dot_ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]
Sent: 27 May 2010 23:04
Subject: Musical Tribute to Paddy Gallagher 16 July/ RtCT '10 dates/ Lasses on tour/ Maire Ni Chathasaigh 3 June/ Dave Munnelly Band 4 June and more ..

Hi All, sorry for not keeping in touch the last few weeks - have been mad, mad busy!


Included in this email:

·       Musical Tribute to Paddy Gallagher at The London Irish Centre, Fri 16 July 2010

·       Announcing dates and new format for 12th Return to Camden Town Festival

·       The London Lasses and Pete Quinn Irish Tour starts tomorrow

·       Maire NiChathasaigh at London Irish Centre, Thurs 3 June

·       Dave Munnelly Band at Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, Fri 4 June

·       Saturday sessions at Keenan’s, Muswell Hill

·       Tuesday sessions at The Kilkenny, Wimbledon

·       Alan O’Leary’s trad Irish music podcast

·       Sat 12 June, Len Graham at Cellar Upstairs Folk Club




Musical Tribute to Paddy Gallagher

and 12th Return to Camden Town Festival


Date for the diary: Friday 16th July – ‘A Musical Tribute to Paddy Gallagher’ at the London Irish Centre, 50 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB.  The concert will include music from Andy Martyn and Adrian Bourke (Slip Jigolos), The Long Notes,  The London Lasses and Pete Quinn, Gary Connolly, Brian Rooney, James Carty and more. Whilst playing at a gig last September, Paddy suffered a haemorrhage to the brain which has resulted in neurological impairments affecting his mobility and speech. Not one to be held down, Paddy is fighting back and has already made real progress. His sense of humour is alive and well and he still enjoys regular laughs with his family and friends.  Guitarist and singer, Paddy Gallagher has been a central figure and a popular personality in the London Irish music community over the last three decades – we know that many of you will be keen to support this event for Paddy. Tickets are now available through 



Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th October 2010: Concerts, sessions, music and song workshops


Friday 29th – Sunday 31st October 2010 – Set Dancing, Céilís and dance workshops


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


This year sees a changed format for Return to Camden Town Festival, with music and song events more concentrated over one long weekend and dance events on a separate weekend.  There will be more daytime as well as evening performances at the London Irish Centre on the music weekend as well as sessions and workshops – all corners of the venue will be a hive of activity from morning ‘til night.  The Festival will continue to host some events in other offsite venues in Camden, enabling us to take the Festival into the early hours.  So if you’re a concert going dancer, this year you don’t have to be torn between events – the Festival will host a separate weekend of dancing with the usual highest standard quality music and teaching.  If you’re just mad for the music, block out Thursday 21stSunday 24th October 2010 in your diary, it’s going to be a mighty weekend in London!


Artists confirmed so far include: Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn/ The Old De Danann (Alec Finn, Johnny McDonagh, Eleanor Shanley, Mick Conneely, Derek Hickey, Brian McGrath)/The London Lasses and Pete Quinn/ Tony DeMarco/ Peter McAlinden (album launch) and many more tbc.


Keep an eye on our website for updates soon



Friday 4 June Doors: 7.30pm The David Munnelly Band One of the Hottest bands on the Trad Irish scene! £15/£12concs Irish Cultural Centre, Black's Road Hammersmith, London W6 9DT Box Office:02085638232


‘I am really gutted that I am going to be in Ireland for this gig – this band are absolutely fantastic!  The best thing to happen to Irish music for a long time … it’s their first time in London  …. GO AND SEE THEM!!!!’  Karen


more info about the band at:



Reminder re a great long-running session in South London lead by Alan and Clare O’Leary, Brendan McAuley and friends:

The Kilkenny Tavern on every Tuesday night starting around 9.90
The Kilkenny is beside South Wimbledon Tube Station, Northern Line.

Also have a listen to Alan’s new Copperplate Podcast 126 (which carries 2 tracks from BY Night & By Day) is available via iTunes and the url is   70 minutes of good trad music on line.




Session at Keenan's pub every Saturday from 9pm


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


some upcoming highlights:

29 May: Kathy Walton (flute), Peter McAlinden (keyboard) and friends

2 July: Tom O’Connell (accordion), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (keyboard)

more tba soon

Please note there will be no session on Sat 19th June


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:













In Concert



Thursday June 3rd 2010



(Doors open 7.30pm)


The Concert will also feature

Teachers & Members of the London Comhaltas Harp School






Presidential suite


52 Camden Square

London NW1 9XB


Tickets £10 under 16's Free available on

0207 916 8727 or 0207 916 2222 


Project Funded by the Irish Government Emigrant Support Grant



Saturday 12th June. Cellar Upstairs. Exmouth Arms. Starcross Street nr. Euston Station.

Len Graham

Traditional singer direct from Northern Ireland




Please remind your friends at home, we leave tomorrow for our Irish tour J


The London Lasses and Pete Quinn

Ireland launch tour of their new album

‘By Night & By Day’


Friday 28 May, The Cobblestone, Dublin,

77 King Street North

Tel. 01 872 1799



Saturday 29 May, The Mills Inn


Tel. 026 45237


Monday 31 May, St John's Theatre
The Square
Co. Kerry

Tel. 068 22566


Tuesday 1 June, Markethouse Theatre

Miltown Malbay

Co Clare

087 6881650



Wednesday 2 June, The Crane
Sea Road


Tel. 091 567419

Thursday 3 June, Matt Molloy's
Bridge Street
Co. Mayo

Tel. 098 26655



Friday 4 June, The Glens Centre
Co. Leitrim

Tel. 071 9855833


Plus more tbc.