From: Karen Ryan [k.ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]

Sent: 21 December 2010 22:16

Subject: Big night at Keenan's on Sat 8 Jan/ Kathleen O'Sullivan and Billy Teare at King & Queen Club - 4th Feb/ Petition to save Irish Cultural Centre and more ..


Included in this email:


·       Big night at Keenan’s on Saturday 8th January 2011 – last of the Saturday sessions. New session may possibly start on Fridays in the near future

·       Auld Triangle sessions on Sunday nights

·       Irish gigs at the King and Queen Club, London W1 – including Kathleen O’Sullivan and Billy Teare on 4th February 2011

·       Petition for people who work, study or live in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to help keep the Irish Cultural Centre open

·       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)







Just to let you know: there are no sessions at Keenan's over the Christmas period - we will be having a big night (welcoming many of this year's RtCT volunteers to the session) on Saturday 8th January 2011 (9pm start for tunes with Karen Ryan (fiddle), Pete Quinn (keyboard) and friends), be sure to make it if you can as sadly, this will be the last Saturday session at Keenan's :-( There is a possibility that a regular session will start up there on Friday nights in the near future


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)



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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


Message from Irish Cultural Cenre, Hammersmith:

As a customer who uses the centre on a regular basis, we are writing to request your support in our bid to save the Irish Cultural Centre which the council has proposed for sale. We are requesting that you send the petition to your network.  Basically, our challenge is to obtain 5000 signatures from people who either live, work or study in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham by 13th January.  This will able us to obtain a hearing at a full council meeting on January 26th.

Our online petition link is as follows:

Have a wonderful festive season and thank you so much for your support.

Kind regards

  Catherina Casey ,  Irish Cultural Centre , 3 Blacks Road , Hammersmith , London W6 9DT

0208 563 8232/ info_at_irishculturalcentre_dot_co_dot_uk



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





4th Feb Kathleen O’Sullivan & Billy Teare

4th March Jim Bainbridge

8th April Askew Sisters

17th June Bloomsday event with poet Racker Donnelly

MAY 6th- 8th 2011 Keith Summers Festival Grace Toland & Brian Doyle, Patricia Flynn, Mick Quinn (tbc) , Oliver Mulligan & Brendan Mc Cauley, Joe Aitken, Geordie Murison, Dan & Bonnie Milner, Jeff Warner, John & Katie Howson’s East Anglian Concert Party .


 The King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL Nearest tube: Goodge Street / Warren Street.  Parking OK after 6.30. 

Club runs 8-11pm    Admission for club nights : Members £6, concs. £4

Non - Members £7,concs. £5