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Following the success of the virtual edition of the Return to London Town Festival, Irish Music and Dance in London returns with a virtual concert series throughout 2021 with a mix of live concerts and pre-recorded shows featuring some of the very best traditional Irish musicians.

 

You will find details of all shows below along with ticket links. 

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman

at Otley courthouse

On Demand Concert Available Until April 4th

 

This specially recorded concert, filmed on location at Otley Courthouse, West Yorkshire featuring Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman. 

“Virtuosic, fascinating, dramatic, original, inspired, gloriously adventurous, dazzling, brilliant, stunning, impassioned, electrifying, bewitching, moving, achingly beautiful, influential, revered, unique...” 

- The Times,  The Daily Telegaph, The Guardian, The Scotsman, fROOTS 

This specially commissioned concert is presented with support from the Irish Embassy in London  - 'Creative Communities' and Emigrant Support Programme and will be available for seven days on demand after broadcast. 

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See More of Máire and Chris here

 

Parish Céilí Band

filmed on location at Grand Junction

Friday 16th April at 7:30pm GMT

IMDL's Online Concert Series continues on Friday April 16th with The Parish Céilí Bands featuring Rita and Ciaran Farrell, Órlaith and Brogan McAuliffe, Jack Boyle, Colin Mullin, Laura Shellum, Ben and Teresa Connolly and Elaine Conwell

The specially commissioned concert is presented with support from the Greater London Authority  and was filmed on location at Grand Junction.

 

Stream tickets are £10 and will be available for 7 days after release. 

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Nuadán

filmed on location at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

Friday 30th April at 7:30pm GMT

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Friday April 16th will see the arrival of Nuadán  to the IMDL concert series.

Nuadán are a vibrant band from the Déise who play a wide range of traditional tunes and sing sean-nós, macaronic and traditional songs in English. The band focuses on keeping the tradition they were brought up with alive, while also adding something new to the music. Each member of the band brings a flavour of their own to the ensemble, which brings a fresh and energetic feel to their music.

 

Filmed on location at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon the specially commissioned concert is presented with support from Culture Ireland. 

 

Stream tickets are £10 and will be available for 7 days after release. 

 

The Boruma Trio

filmed on location at Cnoc na Gaoithe, Tulla, Co. Clare

Friday 14th May at 7:30pm GMT

 

The Boruma Trio is a musical collaboration featuring fiddle player Eileen O' Brien from Nenagh in North Tipperary, accordion player Andrew MacNamara from Tulla, East Clare and on piano and tin whistle Geraldine Cotter from Ennis.

 

It is a unique and exciting musical ensemble, which successfully unites the two stylistic musical traditions of East County Clare and North County Tipperary; exploring the C#/D and B/C accordion playing styles through creative, empathic musical arrangement. The Boruma Trio derives its name from Brian Boru High King of Ireland, who was born at the Fort of Kincora, also known as Béal Boruma.

The title of their debut album Gléas refers to the effect that musical keys have on the interpretation and playing of Irish traditional music.

The specially commissioned concert is supported by Culture Ireland. 

Stream tickets are £10 and will be available for 7 days after release. 

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Saileog Ní Cheannabháin

filmed on location at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

Friday 28th May at 7:30pm GMT

 

Next up in IMDL's Online Concert Series will be Saileog Ní Cheannabháin a musician, sean nós singer and composer, who has played traditional and classical music on piano from a very young age, and also plays traditional music on fiddle and viola

"Her refusal to follow the tired trajectory that often characterises that instrument within the tradition results in a beautiful lightness of touch, and her own compositions shimmer in the spaces in between" - The Irish Times

The specially commissioned concert is supported by Culture Ireland. 

 

Stream tickets are £10 and will be available for 7 days after release. 

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