From: Karen Ryan [k.ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]

Sent: 03 December 2010 13:28

Subject: The London Lasses and Pete Quinn at London Irish Centre tonight/ Peter McAlinden album launch performance at Keenan's tomorrow night/ Austin Dawe's Benefit next Friday night and more ...



Included in this email:


·       Tonight (Fri 3 Dec) The London Lasses and Pete Quinn – 5 piece – play at the London Irish Centre in place of Altan who have been snowed in

·       Special performance tomorrow night (Sat 4 Dec) at Keenan’s by Peter McAlinden playing sets from his new album with Pete Quinn. Session hosted with Elma McElligott, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn

·       Benefit for Austin Dawe, Friday 10th December, South London Irish Centre

·       Register your Irishness in the next census – if we are seen in big numbers, we must be catered for (this applies to arts funding for our events among other things)

·       North London Fleadh, Haringey Irish Centre, Sunday 21st November



Friday 3rd December

8pm, London Irish Centre, 52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

The London Lasses and Pete Quinn (www.londonlasses.netare playing in place of Altan (who cannot travel because of the snow) at tonight’s fundraising concert for the Irish Chaplaincy in Britain (ICB) to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of their prisoner project - the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO).  Tickets are £20, Concessions (£10), All ticket proceeds will go to support ICB's work with vulnerable Irish prisoners and their families.  To buy online now, click here or to book a ticket for the night, call Declan on 020 7482 5528 or email him: declan.ganly_at_irishchaplaincy_dot_org_dot_uk

Likely to be quite an informal night – should be fun! Look forward to seeing those of you who’ll be there J



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Session at Keenan's pub every Saturday from 9pm


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


This Saturday night at Keenan’s (Sat 3rd December): Special performance by Peter McAlinden (whistle) playing tracks from his debut CD ‘Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part’ with Pete Quinn. Session hosted by Elma McElligott (flute), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (keyboard)


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:



Welcome back to The Auld Triangle sessions J


Just to let you know that the legendary Sunday night sessions at The Auld Triangle pub in Finsbury Park are back up and running … and long may they continue.


Every Sunday at 8pm (unless there’s an Arsenal match), session hosted by:

Gary Connolly (accordion), Sinéad Linane (fiddle), James Carty (flute) and Reg Hall (keyboard).


Come down and show your support for some great music!

The Auld Triangle, 52 St Thomas’s Road (corner of Plimsoll Road), London N4 2QW. Tel. 020 7354 2869



Benefit Night for musician Austin Dawe
          Irish Centre, 140, Hartfield Road, Wimbledon SW19 3TG
              Friday 10th December 2010 7.30 pm Tickets £10.00

The Kilkenny Cats – Dealga Trad – Paul Brennan - Brendan McHugh – Le Cheile.

Ireland fiddler Austin Dawe played his music in London for over 10 years before returning home with his young family to his native Dundalk. During his time in London he established the legendary session in Brixton’s Telegraph Hotel, with Marcas Hernon, Seanie McDonagh and friends. Also with his band, Delga Trad played for hundreds of ceili’s. During this time he became a much loved and admired member of South London’s Irish community.

A serious accident just before Christmas 2009, has meant a year of hospitalization and recovery, he has 3 major procedures to come in the future, and it will be some years before he will be able to earn a living. So many of his friends and brother musicians are putting on this benefit night to help with his recovery.

Musicians from all over
UK and Ireland are travelling from Ireland to offer their help. It is also hoped that Austin will be allowed to attend and meet up with his old friends.

The evening will with commence several of
Austin’s friends from The Kilkenny Tavern, South Wimbledon, which was Austin’s regular session when visiting from Ireland.
Followed by a visitor from
Glasgow, fiddler Brendan McHugh who is a great pal of Austin and a master fiddler. Brendan will be joined by Offaly accordionist John Bowe.
Dealga Trad comprise of Seanie McDonagh, Liam Farrell and Bobby Ramsey and were the group that
Austin played with for several years. Much loved by London’s ceili dancing community. Paul Brennan will sing and play his uilleann pipes. Topping the bill will be south London’s favourite band, Le Cheile and they have invited fiddle maestro and composer Brendan McGlinchey and several well known musicians visiting from Ireland. All of which suggests this will be a great night’s entertainment.

One of the highlights will be a gala raffle for which many friends have donated prizes, including a specially created piece of art by internationally renowned cartoonist
(The Guardian, Radio Times etc) and Irish traditional musician, Michael Sheehy.

So a great night is guaranteed, with plenty of talent on show it is hoped that this night will sell out swiftly, so book up early and help this man and his young family to overcome their problems.

Tickets available from Copperplate at 0207 5850357 or email
Catherine Maguire:on 07986177747 or The Irish Centre 0208 543 0608

Nearest Train Station: Wimbledon BR
Nearest Tube Stations:
Wimbledon (District Line) & South Wimbledon (Northern Line)
Bus #: 156 – 93 – 57 – 131 – 219 – 493
24 hour Car Parking at top of
Hartfield Road


The Irish community in Britain is running a national campaign to encourage as many Irish and people of Irish descent to register their Irish ethnicity in the upcoming Census, taking place on the 27 March 2011. We’re doing this to combat underrepresentation of the Irish in official figures.
You can play a critical role in making this happen. For the moment we're building a database of supporters who identify with their Irish roots. We're calling on you to sign up to the campaign and invite your friends, contacts and colleagues to sign up too. This will give the campaign the right support it needs to be the success we all want it to be.

Please help by joining the campaign, where you also can find out more about it, at