From: Karen Ryan [k.ryan_at_virgin_dot_net]

Sent: 25 February 2011 00:15

Subject: Tommy Peoples & Sean Tyrell at H'smith: Sat 5 March/ Orlaith McAuliffe on Comhaltas Tour at Haringey: Sat 5 March/ The London Lasses at Walthamstow Folk Club: Sun 20 March and more ..


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Tommy Peoples is teaming up with Sean Tyrell at the Irish Cultural Centre on Saturday 5th March 2011


Saturday, 5 March 2011 - 7:30pm

Prepare to hear the words of songs come to life through the unique spirit and voice of folk singer Sean Tyrell, words that will stay with you long after the last song was sung and the final notes of gifted fiddle player - Tommy People have been played. Sean Tyrell and Tommy Peoples are living legends and masters of their art.

Check out the youtube links below:





The London date and venue for the 2011 Echoes of Erin Concert Tour of Britain is Saturday 5th March at Haringey Irish Centre at 8.00p.


The Echoes of Erin tour provides a fantastic showcase for all that is best in Irish traditional music, song and dance. Top class performers in all fields display the highest standards and regional styles that have become synonymous with these events down through the years. These are the same performers who have already thrilled audiences throughout the length and breadth of Ireland during the Comhaltas Irish Tour in October 2010. This year All Ireland Champion flute player Orlaith McAuliffe is joining the tour.


Tickets are £10.00 available from



Or for more information about other dates and venues visit




Message from Jacquelyn Hynes re new music classes in South London.


Folk On Fridays at Morley College 7.30 to 9.30 Come and join! Learn Irish traditional jigs, reels, slides, hornpipes airs and music from the British Isles in a very friendly fun atmosphere. Basic instrumental ability but no prior knowledge of Folk or traditional music required. All instruments/levels of ability welcome. Suitable for adult learners. Folk on Fridays also incoprorates visits to The Irish Cultural Centre and occasional folk events in London.


Classes are already in progress, but new students eagerly welcomed as a mistake in advertising by the College (accidental omission from their prospectus and website!) has resulted in low enrolment numbers – if you’re thinking about joining a class come along soon to boost numbers and ensure this one keeps going.



Message from Councillor Jonathon Simpson, Mayor of Camden:


I am writing to ask you to help me celebrate the people that have helped Camden have a world renowned music heritage through a one off initiative called "Camden's Unsung Heroes".


Camden is famous for its musical heritage and I am keen to hear about those who have been instrumental in bringing music into the heart of their community. I want to recognise those who have gone out of their way to make a difference and continue to keep Camden's music heritage alive within Camden's music industry sector and the local community.  The initiative is kindly being sponsored by local businesses so is at no cost to local council tax payers.


Many music events focus on the performers who make music, but I wish to celebrate the people who have tirelessly run venues and helped give performers their first break.  I also want to celebrate the many people who are involved in local community music projects.


I attach a flyer and hope that you will help me promote this initiative and hopefully send in nominations. (;jsessionid=9F253C4B0A455F542D45DEE96824C498)


These awards will be a wonderful opportunity to recognise and value our Unsung Heroes and the winners will be invited to a fantastic reception at the Roundhouse.

Nominations should outline:


*           How the person has contributed (through music performance or   

            teaching/mentoring to involve and encourage others to participate and enjoy   

            music in the borough) or

*           How the person has contributed in the industry (range of areas including

            venue managers, administration, technical, promotion or artistic support)


You can email your nominations to me at  mayor_at_camden_dot_gov_dot_uk   or write to me at the Mayor’s Parlour, London Borough of Camden Town Hall, Judd St, WC1H 9JE


I am really looking forward to receiving nominations for Camden's Unsung Heroes and would be really grateful for your support in helping to promote them to your customers.


Yours sincerely,


Councillor Jonathan Simpson

Mayor of Camden          

Telephone:   020 7974 1989

Room 102
Camden Town Hall (General)
Judd Street
London WC1H 9JE



Session every Friday night at Keenan's – pre-St Patrick’s session on Friday 11th March with Karen Ryan (fiddle), Paddy Egan (concertina), Peter McAlinden (keyboard) and friends.


Hope to see you there …


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 stripy library)

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




If you haven't already, please come and join us on facebook - search for 'Return to Camden Town Events' and click 'like' OR click on the following link: to keep up to date with all that's going on.  Photos from the 2008/ 09 and 10 Festivals have recently been uploaded!  Come and have a look.





Welcome back to The Auld Triangle sessions :-)


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), Sinead 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



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




The London Lasses and Pete Quinn

Sunday 20th March at Walthamstow Folk Club

The Plough Inn, 173 Wood Street, Walthamstow E17

7.30pm doors, £8. After three sell out shows for The London Lasses and Pete Quinn in Liverpool, London and Leeds - this is an opportunity to come and see the band at this intimate venue - reported by Folk and Roots to be 'London's friendliest folk club'


On this evening the band will appearing as a five piece.



Sunday 3rd April  (2pm workshops.  5pm concert).


Traditional Irish music and more from Darragh Morgan (fiddle) and Brian O hUiginn (pipes) in collaboration with Tunde Jegede (kora).


Also Appalachian music with Rattle on the Stovepipe and Billy Hill.


The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY







Karen Ryan


Director, Return to Camden Town events


Founder member, The London Lasses and Pete Quinn